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This is a discussion on brakes? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; ok i need new brakes but i need like everything cause when i go to stop my car shakes and ...

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    brakes?

    ok i need new brakes but i need like everything cause when i go to stop my car shakes and jerks. i have 17 inch rims. but my question is what is the best? like what should i get? im pretty sure i wont to replaces everything.
    so yea what do yall think i should get?
    please and thank you!

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    By everything do you just mean rotors and brake pads? or brake pads, rotors, calipers, brake lines and stuff?

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    If you are doing the pads I have had good luck with EBC and Wagner thermo quiet pads. Drilled and slotted rotors you can get from ws6store for a decent price. My calipers were still good so I left the but I did use stainless lines and they give the pedal a.much better even feel.
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    hmmmm i wont everything i need to have amazing brakes
    haha i really wont new calipers cause i wont blue ones and i think it looks alot better if they are made blue then me just spray paint my old ones
    but what do you think i need?

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    thanks ryan. but do you know any like kits i can get for all 4 tires? idk i know nothing about brakes just that they stop that car. sorry and thanks for the help

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    You won't need calipers but you want rotors and pads. Stock replacements will work fine but there are also high performance pads out there that you might benefit from.

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    Are painted calipers expencives? But what rotors and pads should I get?

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    Napa rotors have worked well for me. The middle grade ones supposedly aren't made in China so I got those. I hear good things from Carbotech from autoxer's. I will say the grippier the pad the more prone it is to making noise. My hawks are quite most of the time. But after some hard fun the brakes squeel just before a stop. The longer I have been playing the worse it is.

    After a few weeks taking it easy the noise goes away. If I had to do it again I would have stuck with originals because the braking isn't really noticeable "for me" except I can't stop as smoothly around town. Stainless lines will keep your stopping distance more consistent. And when the time comes a good tire helps not only in accelerating but decelerating. Your abs won't come on as early if the tires don't skid as easily.
    If the the fluid is no longer clear it's time to change that also. If you can get a scanner that will help you with your brake bleeding process. The abs block holds fluid and if it isn't turned on then you will have old fluid and new fluid mixed together. All the little things make a difference

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    I have the Baer "Eradaspeed rotors", and Hawk "HPS" pads and have the Russell "SS" brake hoses.

    This is a tremendous difference over the stock braking system.

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    Just get your rotors turned. Only like 10 bucks a rotor. Btw wagnor thermo quiet pads are a no no. Go with ebc or gm

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesgill7360 View Post
    Are painted calipers expensive?
    Buy a couple cans of brake caliper or engine paint and do it yourself. Even if you get brand new calipers, clean them up (wire wheel, degrease, etc...) to prevent paint pitting and mask off the pistons (paint cap works well for sizing.)

    This way, you get to pick your own color pattern.

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    Ok cool thanks man!!

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