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Brakes! I need'em. What do you use on your car??

This is a discussion on Brakes! I need'em. What do you use on your car?? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Alright, I just bought my 1999 TA WS6. It needs brakes soon. I started looking on Bear's website. Went to ...

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    Brakes! I need'em. What do you use on your car??

    Alright, I just bought my 1999 TA WS6. It needs brakes soon. I started looking on Bear's website. Went to the autozone retards and had to leave while I still had brain cells left. My biggest problem is, I just paid cash for my car. It hurt my bank account REALLY bad. So I kinda need a budget brake job. On the same thought though, I don't want just OEM same ole shit. If I'm in there I wanna get some better products. I need new rotors anyway.

    Should I buy good rotors for just the front and just get my rear's worked with new pads, and save some cash?

    Or should I go all out and get new rotors all the way around? I need it to stay under 500$. What do yall have? and what did you pay? Thanks guys!!

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    Also, I really dont think I can afford a caliper upgrade. Even though Ide love to have the ultimate braking machine.

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    Stock replacement stuff.


    Probably put Hawk pads on stock machined rotors next time around.

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    Cool I just installed my new brake setup

    I have a 2002 WS6, and installed a set of cross drilled, slotted, cryogenically treated, zinc plated rotors. With Hawk HPS pads on the front, and Raybestos Ceramics on the rear (Pepboys $79 Hawks, $70 Raybestos). The car stops great. I bought the rotors off a guy on Ebay ($125). Did it all for under $300.

    If your interested I have the email address for the rotors. P.M. me and I'll send it to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Stock replacement stuff.


    Probably put Hawk pads on stock machined rotors next time around.
    Why no slotted rotors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02CAWS6 View Post
    I have a 2002 WS6, and installed a set of cross drilled, slotted, cryogenically treated, zinc plated rotors. With Hawk HPS pads on the front, and Raybestos Ceramics on the rear (Pepboys $79 Hawks, $70 Raybestos). The car stops great. I bought the rotors off a guy on Ebay ($125). Did it all for under $300.

    If your interested I have the email address for the rotors. P.M. me and I'll send it to you.
    So you have metallic pads up front and ceramic in the rear?

    My unerstanding is that metallic pads are better for performance, but they produce much brake dust / where ceramic pads are for a more normal DD and produce no brake dust. Correct?

    You have a address for some cheap but nice rotors?? If so, I will def. be PMing you.

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    I used AcDelco pads on the front and machined the stock rotors. They squeak once in a while, which is annoying somedays but otherwise stop great!
    Next time around I'd probablly use Hawk pads on all four corners and maybe drilled/slotted rotors (mostly for a performance looks in my case 'cuz I really don't abuse my brakes enough to see any gain)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Why no slotted rotors?
    No need for my car.


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    If you would agree that Brembo is a pretty good name in brakes and probably knows what they're doing, read on. If not, stop now.

    Brembo's drilled rotors come with specific warnings about not being for racing applications. Basically, they are for looks on the street only. They will crack at the holes and fail under hard use. If Brembo's will do this, what do you think ebay cheapies will do? If you want good rotors that actually can handle some abuse and look a bit better, get the Brembo slotted and coated rotors. They aren't cheap, but like you said, you get what you pay for. Tire rack sells them for a decent price.

    BTW, if you stay with stock (or part store specials) pads, don't bother with high dollar rotors. The pads will fade and die before the rotors do. If you want increased braking perforamnce get some Hawk HPS for street and light track duties. If you really want stopping power go with the HP+ pads. They dust, alot, and they don't like cold weather, but they will handle the heat of moderate track duty and stop like you won't believe. This is about the most agressive pad you can run for both street and track. If you get any more aggressive on pads (full race pads), you won't be able to maintain enough heat in them on the street to make them work right.
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    I have hawks ceramic pads on my car, they still dust. There's no way around it.

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    Alright, I think Ill just machine all four rotors, and buy Hawk HPS pads and call it a day. Sounds good to me. Should be pretty cheap as well.

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    Maybe try some stainless braided brake lines also. Will give your pedal a nice firm feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroFan71 View Post
    Maybe try some stainless braided brake lines also. Will give your pedal a nice firm feel.
    Good call. You should be able to find stainless braided lines for around $100 a set from one of the sponsors.

    When I do my brakes, I'm definitely investing in a set.

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    Alright, I think im going to put Hawk ceramic pads on all four corners. Machine my rotors, some of you guys said you had ceramic pads on all four corners??? Stopping power was still great? Not alot of noise?

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    Seeing I blew my brake budget on a 9" I'm doing a cheap brake setup for now that will be upgraded in the future. Sure Stop rotors and pads, techna-fit coated stainless lines from Strano. I've only got the rear rotors, pad and lines so far. I don't even know what I spent so far. Should be under 500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroFan71 View Post
    Maybe try some stainless braided brake lines also. Will give your pedal a nice firm feel.
    These???


    Got'em

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Black Trans-Am View Post
    Seeing I blew my brake budget on a 9" I'm doing a cheap brake setup for now that will be upgraded in the future. Sure Stop rotors and pads, techna-fit coated stainless lines from Strano. I've only got the rear rotors, pad and lines so far. I don't even know what I spent so far. Should be under 500.
    Sorry to hear about your tranny/rear troubles dude!!!

    But now youll have a sweet rear end!!

    What do you think about ceramics on all 4 corners??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    These??? Click for full size

    Click for full size
    Got'em
    No, he's referring to the lines attaching to the calipers.

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    I'm a fan of bendix pads. Run them on all of my cars and when I do brake jobs for people that's all I'll use. Very quiet and durable pad. Not the best out there but a damn good pad for a good price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    These??? Click for full size

    Click for full size
    Got'em

    No. These...


    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/RUSSE...spagenameZWDVW

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