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Old 05-18-2002, 04:41 PM   #1
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Default Getting new rotors - new pads worth getting too?

I am going to be replacing my stock rotors with some DBA crossed-drilled pretty soon, as my stock ones have been warping since I got the car and the dealer refuses to replace them.

I'm keeping my stock calipers and everything, but is getting some upgraded pads REALLY worth it? I'm on a budget. Will I notice a huge difference in performance with aftermarket pads?

The current pads only have 6500 miles on them.
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Old 05-18-2002, 04:43 PM   #2
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Better pads will make more of a difference then the rotors will
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Old 05-18-2002, 04:51 PM   #3
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are there any good powerfull and more or less long lasting pads?
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Old 05-18-2002, 06:09 PM   #5
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and how much were they?
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and how much were they?
$80


Oh by the way, that's his recommendation with the stock rotors.

You may want to send him a PM (DBASteve) about the DBA rotors. He's a really nice guy, I'm sure he'll be glad to help.
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Old 05-18-2002, 07:06 PM   #7
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thanks a lot!
I think I will take them too
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Pads will make a huge difference w/ stock brakes (ss lines and DOT 4 fluid help too). There are many quality pads out there Mintex, Hawk, Porterfield and the ones I chose- Endless.

From what I've read you will want to run your stock pads on your new rotors for a little while first, then put new pads on. Evidently new pads + new rotors = not good (without one or the other broken in some).

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Pads will make a huge difference w/ stock brakes (ss lines and DOT 4 fluid help too). There are many quality pads out there Mintex, Hawk, Porterfield and the ones I chose- Endless.

From what I've read you will want to run your stock pads on your new rotors for a little while first, then put new pads on. Evidently new pads + new rotors = not good (without one or the other broken in some).

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Ditto !

If possible re-dress the surface of the old pad on a bench type disc sander or belt sander to remove any glazing.

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Heya DBASteve - can you recommend a specific pad that will work best with the MRT/DBA cross drilled rotors?
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Heya DBASteve - can you recommend a specific pad that will work best with the MRT/DBA cross drilled rotors?
Axxis Ultimates or Metal masters.
Generally a good semi metallic pad will do.

Carbon metallic or Kevlar pads can be a problem if driven too hard on cross drilled rotors.

I have recently found out that ACDelco are having a pad manufactured by Bendix but with their own compound specs. The sample I saw last week looked like they will be good for high temp street rotors. I've ordered samples to test on a WRX.

I will post some results as soon as I can.

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Old 05-19-2002, 10:46 PM   #12
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What about the MRT pads? heh



I'm assuming they'll be optimal for the MRT rotors

I definitely wouldn't want the permanent brake dust look from those axxis ones :\
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MRT pads........yeh! go for it.

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