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Old 02-06-2013, 11:12 AM   #1
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Best brakes and rotors

Need new brakes and rotors, any specific brands you guys like?
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:28 AM   #2
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Anyone???
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:42 AM   #3
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Relax alot of people might be working or like me at school lol let the thread be up for a lil. Good brands are hawk, brembo, DBA, wilwood, Baer
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+1 on Hawk.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:03 PM   #5
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A good white paper re: cross-drilled rotors...
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I have hawk slotted rotors but that's because I bought the car with them on
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I have hawk slotted rotors but that's because I bought the car with them on
I run slotted rotors as well, properly done (best is V grooves with tapered depth ends) they offer improved performance by reducing glazing of the pads.

Speaking of which quality ceramic pads will provide a great improvement on our cars, especially over the stock pads which are just a bit better than dog-doo.

Pep Boys' Pro Stop ceramic pads are very good and reasonably priced...
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I bought my car with them on the rear. How can i tell the brand?
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I bought my car with them on the rear. How can i tell the brand?
Take them off and see if they have any markings--most likely they will not.

In any hard stop the rear brakes are mostly just along for the ride to keep the car stopping in a straight line...
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Hawk ceramic performance series along with some decent slotted rotors are great...mix that with SS brake lines and a 5.1 fluid swap and youll be in a whole new car.
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I agree with HAWK Blue pads. Its been almost 2 years since I've put them on and they are stopping well. I actually prefer a good vented/stock style rotor most of the time. I've had EBC red stuff pads as well as their slotted/dimpled rotors, but they warped quickly for me so I went back to a stock style vented-rotor without any slots/crossdrills/dimples and I've been happy so far. I will say though that the blue box pads from HAWK have done me well.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:26 PM   #12
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I like brembos
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:50 PM   #13
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Thanks a lot guys!
I will ill go with HAWK
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:15 AM   #14
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The best rotors you can buy for factory style replacement are Baer Eradi Speed. They are a little pricy but ultra light weight and look awesome. I use the Hawk HPS pads front an rear.
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Hey mzilla how did you get the white cobra letters on there? I want to do that to mine but red. Thnks
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I know some people are going to disagree with me but I've had awesome results with ebay rotors. The ebay pads are junk but my last two sets of rotors I got off ebay in the 150$ range. Although they were random overstock units, the first set was stop tech and the second was a brembo casting. As long as you get a high quality rotor I don't care who it comes from. But do yourself a favour and get a good set of pads suited to your application. Ebc makes a great line of pads for every application.

Edit. I've also gotten drilled rotors both times. They cool so much faster. I notice a huge difference in the canyons Iver the stock flat rotors. Another thing to seriously consider is getting a set of stainless steel brake lines and swapping over to a full dot 4 fluid. If your brakes ever see serious heat, you will love dot 4. Do not use dot 5. The abs module does not like dot 5.
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Hey mzilla how did you get the white cobra letters on there? I want to do that to mine but red. Thnks
My calipers are original. The letters are polished like that from the factory
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They can black with white letters ?
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They are black with machined finish letters
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Venomouz if your looking to update the look of your brake calipers a company called MGP may have a set of caliper covers youd like if you do some searching.
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Venomouz if your looking to update the look of your brake calipers a company called MGP may have a set of caliper covers youd like if you do some searching.
Well my cobra has the calipers and I painted them black but want to do the letters red, the decals on eBay look oversized and I think ima use some paint to fill them in.
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You can sand the letters down and polish them which looks real good
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Where did you get those saleen center caps? Haha. I can't find them anywhere.
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That's funny I had them made at a local decal shop and printed on a matte textured finish decal
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Well ****tt. I found some ghetto stickers online to out over the caps. But I can't find any I like. But those are ****ing sweet man.
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Cliffy what rotors do you have?
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Hey mzilla how did you get the white cobra letters on there? I want to do that to mine but red. Thnks
I know it's not what you want but I painted my calipers black and used a dremel to sand the paint off the letters to get a bright steel look. You could use a sanding pad to do so. As far as painting only the letters I would mask them off to the best ability and use Chapstick on a narrow tip to apply it in the spots your unable to mask off. The paint won't adhere to Chapstick so you wipe it off after painting, it's crude but works well.
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So you sanded them down to be flush with the caliper itself
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I recommend BREMBO as mentioned previously some good ones with a few pistons they actually make some with 6 pistons now talk about stopping on a dime . Hope I helped
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So you sanded them down to be flush with the caliper itself
Not at all. You just hit em until the paint is gone. It's maybe another 20 minutes once all the paint has dried.
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