Brakes Need New Pads - Recommendations?

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  1. cdurbin

    cdurbin Active Member

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    I just bought all new rotors and I'm planning to replace the pads while I'm at it. I'm looking for some that are quiet and hopefully don't put off a lot of brake dust. Any suggestions? It's my daily driver and I'm pretty easier on her. Thanks
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    I installed Napa's middle of the line pads a little over a year ago. No noise, very little dust, and reasonably priced to boot.
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    7991LXnSHO Active Member

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    Any thoughts on the yellow red or green pads?
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    boostfrk Active Member

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    You mean EBC pads?
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    None of them, if you're looking for street-driver, low noise, low dust. Just get parts-store ceramics and call it a day.
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    mikestang63 Mustang Master

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    wagner ceramic for a street driver. I've found cheap ceramic pads are not the same quality and wear faster, leave more dust, and often squeak. I also recommend Hawk pads as they provide a noticeable improvement. Make sure you season the pads to ensure proper seating and a longer life.
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    7991LXnSHO Active Member

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    YES, SBC are the ones I am wondering if he could find a better pad formula mix than just the regular street ones. Stay away from Raybestos unless they have improved quality control a lot over the years.
    Wagner usually has very good OEM replacement.
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    cdurbin Active Member

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    Thanks for all the info guys. I ended up going with the Duralast Gold Cmax Pads from AutoZone. So far so good. I had a rear caliper that was sticking. I had to pull it off earlier tonight and fix it. One of the slide pins was stuck. Easy fix thankfully. I bought some new rotors from R1 Concepts E-line series. I like the looks of them by I'm thinking of painting the hats black. Just seems like too much silver with the rim. IMG_0182.JPG IMG_0181.JPG IMG_0183.JPG
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    Who knows who really made the pads, but AutoZone sells a lot of pads so for normal driving, you should be fine. Nice wheels.
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    ebc red stuff here. no noise, no dust and picked em up new on the 'bay for like $45

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