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    Brake Pads? Best to buy?

    My TA needs new brake pads...what are the best to buy? and how much?

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    I'm using Raybetos "Quiet stops"
    No noise......low dust like the GM pads.....great stopping power
    Got them 2 years ago & paid around $60 to $70 per axle at Pepboys

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    are you looking for "the best" period or just a good quality pad? When I do brake jobs here at the house for people I will only use Bendix pads. Very good quality pad. Little pricey compared to the L-cheapo's but not outrageous. Just a good quiet pad. Only pads I use on my own vehicles and on the jobs I do. They would'nt be considered the best but they're good enough.

    bendix prices
    fronts are ~$71 for ceramic and $55 for semimetallic
    rears are ~$52 for ceramic and $42 for semimetallic
    Last edited by 0rion; 01-04-2008 at 11:20 AM.

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    I stop mine with GM pads.

    Horray for employee prices.

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    um nobody has mentioned hawk which are only a few bucks more.......are they not fantastic pads for the money? thats what i was gonna go with when my stockers wore out

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    I was gonna say hawk too. Ive used em before and they were great. The only downside is you have to order them offline cus ive never heard of a store that carries them..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbob93 View Post
    I'm using Raybetos "Quiet stops"
    No noise......low dust like the GM pads.....great stopping power
    Got them 2 years ago & paid around $60 to $70 per axle at Pepboys
    +2 on those.

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    I"m willingly to pay for good pads that will last a good amount of time. I tend to slam on the brakes often and I want high quality...you know the best for my safety

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    I went with Hawk Ceramic pads(havent got em put on yet) but I have read the best alternative to the pricey stock GM pads are the Raybestos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SexyWS6Mama View Post
    I"m willingly to pay for good pads that will last a good amount of time. I tend to slam on the brakes often and I want high quality...you know the best for my safety
    i agree, again: raybestos. autobahn tested by me.

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    I'm running Performace Friction carbon metallics on my Jeep, I like them. No noise from them, and they perform well.

    They were about 40 bucks or so from Autozone, lifetime warrantee.

    No idea what pads are on my Formy, but whatever they are, they suck in the rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryans99LS1 View Post
    I was gonna say hawk too. Ive used em before and they were great. The only downside is you have to order them offline cus ive never heard of a store that carries them..

    Just put a complete set on my car. They don't seem that much better then what I had on before, but I have not really had to dig into the brakes nor do I want to for a little while longer. On the good side they are available on a few web sites, including Strano's (where I ordered mine).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bottesini View Post
    Just put a complete set on my car. They don't seem that much better then what I had on before, but I have not really had to dig into the brakes nor do I want to for a little while longer. On the good side they are available on a few web sites, including Strano's (where I ordered mine).
    ...bottesini, the composer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamburger68 View Post
    ...bottesini, the composer?
    That is the source, damn now I have to find a gold star since you are one of the few that knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bottesini View Post
    That is the source, damn now I have to find a gold star since you are one of the few that knows.
    don't sweat it, just a rare name. i had a piece for double bass, clarinet and piano in a tv program i directed. crazy fingerbreaking stuff for the bass! do you play?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamburger68 View Post
    don't sweat it, just a rare name. i had a piece for double bass, clarinet and piano in a tv program i directed. crazy fingerbreaking stuff for the bass! do you play?
    That is how I make my living right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bottesini View Post
    That is how I make my living right now.
    orchestra?

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    Yeah mostly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bottesini View Post
    Yeah mostly.
    well, i do a lot of classical music programs over here, maybe i see you on stage some time. until then, good luck + tons of gigs!

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    I have been running Hawk Hps and they have been great for there braking power and how long they have lasted. However I just got a set of Performance friction pads for the front since there due. My hawks have always made a little noise.

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