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Brakes on a budget

This is a discussion on Brakes on a budget within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I need brakes, but I can't afford a complete Baer or Wilwood system. My calipers are fine so all I ...

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    Brakes on a budget

    I need brakes, but I can't afford a complete Baer or Wilwood system. My calipers are fine so all I need to replace are the pads and rotors all around. I've heard the Autozone rotors are good - can someone confirm that? As for pads, I was wondering if the ceramic pads were worth the extra cost.

    Any info would be great.
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    If you cant afford too pick up some slotted rotors then im sure chinazone's rotors will work. Make sure you get some type of warranty with them.
    I would reccomend ceramic pads bc of the factors of squealing and dusting.
    The make less noise when braking and produce lest dust so all around a better pad. Again make sure you get ones with a warranty just incase.
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    i went to myanike (cant spell, that is phonetic) and they used raybestos rotors and they are workin great

    anything will work good unless you beat on them

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    Im running rotoworks cross drilled and slotted rotors all 4 and hawk hps pads...the rotors were 169.99 and pads 129.99 from the ws6store.com work great have no problems stops good and cheap!!!

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    If money is an issue have you thought about just having your stockers turned? Less than $10 a piece usually. Just an idea.

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    I have ran the Autozone cheapies and they do work fine for the most part. Every semi hard/quick cuz you saw a cop stop at 65+ eats there life into warp ville quite quick. But if you keep from that and treat them like you love em they are great for the budget they require.

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    Thanks for the replies. I'm not completely broke, just cheap. I just want the best value for whatever I buy.

    BTW, GM rotors suck and I want new ones.

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    I Went With Power Stop Cross Drilled Rotors. $100 Bucks A Rotor Though, Don't Know If That Fits Your Budget Or Not. Only Thing I Don't Like About Them Is When Your Hard Into Braking They Roar Loud. My Stock Rotors Were Warpped At 25,000

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    i put on a set of baer stock replacement rotors that are drilled. they cost less than 300 for the pair. i also used ceramic pads and everything is holding up well. they seem to be much better than the stockers with less fade and brake dust.

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    I used a cheap set from kragen about 15k ago, they get abused and i've had no warping. cdns rotors are a waste of beer money.

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    SUNSETORANGESS---CHINAZONE i f ing love it is a perfect analogy......
    but i agree with orion if your going to run cheapos might as well turn yours

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