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Brake Pads? Best to buy?

This is a discussion on Brake Pads? Best to buy? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by Ryans99LS1 I was gonna say hawk too. Ive used em before and they were great. The only ...

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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..
    another vote for the hawk i have them and they work great go to
    ws6store.com to order them i believe they are about 140 for all 8

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    I like the NAPA ceramics...same as Hawks for half the price.

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    I have the Raybestos quiet stop...$65 a set, 32k on them and half left. No unusual rotor or pad wear and my car is stock. Lube up the bracket pins real well and the lube the point where the pads sit on the shims. The key to good pad wear is properly cleaning and prepping the shims, checking the caliper seals for cracks and looking at the old pads for uneven wear. If uneven, I would suggest replacing the calipers ($40 a side) I would also check the rotors for wear tolerance and replacing ALL the fluid.

    There are more expensive pads out there, but if the car is stock and you do not have fancy rotors, Raybestos will work just fine. The difference in $65 pads and $150 pads is negligable. You only need high end pads if you have a modified machine, modified braking system and you drive like a Bandit.

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    I can't believe I'm the only one that uses bendix pads. You guys should try them sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    I can't believe I'm the only one that uses bendix pads. You guys should try them sometime.
    If I ever wear out the Quiet Stops I may think about it.........no I won't!!

    Over 40K & got plenty of meat left!

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    Semi metalic = junk, part dirt/part metalic
    Carbon metalic= best stopping but generates lots of dust
    Ceramic = good stopping, light dust

    Pick a reputable manufacturer and you should be fine. I think the difference between HAWK and some of the OEM manufacturers is really just compound blends. Look for a pad that has a good bonding between the material and backing plate; most brand names do. Racing pad.....stay away from them for street driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aeroengineer View Post
    Semi metalic = junk, part dirt/part metalic
    Carbon metalic= best stopping but generates lots of dust
    Ceramic = good stopping, light dust

    Pick a reputable manufacturer and you should be fine. I think the difference between HAWK and some of the OEM manufacturers is really just compound blends. Look for a pad that has a good bonding between the material and backing plate; most brand names do. Racing pad.....stay away from them for street driving.
    that was a huge issue in the news here a while ago, talking about brand name fakes. and the fakes had exactly that problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    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
    I would have to agree since Bendix in the major supplier for all auto manufactures in the United States now, and have been for a few years now.

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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
    where else do you they sell them at? any other local auto stores?

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    Got mine at Autozone (Raybestos Quiet stop)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banshee1967 View Post
    Got mine at Autozone (Raybestos Quiet stop)
    Affirmative!

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    I did Drilled and Slotted rotors with EBC Yellow pads about 4000 miles ago and love the braking power, no fading at all, no squeaking and very little brake dust
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    thanks for all the help! I will try the Raybestos ones.

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    what about bendix?

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    I bought the best pair of ceramic autozone had. Dust everywhere and lots of noise!!!!!! DONT DO IT!!!!

    gm pads comming up soon

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    don't worry. i bought raybestos

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