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Old 02-05-2013, 08:42 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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Best brakes & Rotors

What is everyones opinion on brakes and rotors? Ill be in need of some soon. I have it narrowed down to EBC coated slotted and dimpled rotors with severe duty pads.. Or SSBC Stainless slotted rotors and there pads.. They both cost nearly the same at $600

The thing I like about the EBC is there pads look pretty good. But the SSBC has Stainless rotors so they should last a while. So confused
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I have the ssbc and one of my buddies went with the ebc. Both are really good and good quality. Wont go wrong either way in my opinion. Only problem we have is the screeching noise at low mph braking on both brands. The stainless is very nice though.

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I need to do brakes soon myself any suggestions for cheaper brakes?
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I just bought the Russel SS lines, SS speedbleeders and Hawk LTS pads.
But haven't ordered the rotors yet. Should it be OEM, cryo slotted or dimpled & slotted?

I don't tow very much - maybe twice in a year.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:49 PM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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Anything will work.. If you go to the auto parts store and they offer different ones like silver and gold.. Id get the better ones. We have problems with them making noise.

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I just bought the Russel SS lines, SS speedbleeders and Hawk LTS pads.
But haven't ordered the rotors yet. Should it be OEM, cryo slotted or dimpled & slotted?

I don't tow very much - maybe twice in a year.
Its all persoal prefference. I hear cryo is good.
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Is personally go with the quietest ones, I get embarrassed when my truck makes any kind of abnormal noise.

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:17 PM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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Brakes are over-rated, a real man drives his truck without them.
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Anything will work.. If you go to the auto parts store and they offer different ones like silver and gold.. Id get the better ones. We have problems with them making noise.



Its all persoal prefference. I hear cryo is good.
Had no luck with rotors on my previous truck, and found these guys after some searching. Now this was for a 1/2 ton, so not sure if they work with 3/4ton parts or not but i was very happy with them.

Solved the grooving and premature rotor wear i was getting. These were the third set of rotors on the truck at 80,000 km, the truck was at 108,000km and still look like new.

You,d have to go on the site and ask for a quote.

These was basically the same for "premium" napa versions. Yes these are cryo....

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:28 PM   eBay Motors  #9 (permalink)
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Sorry, basically the same price as the napa premium versions



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Old 02-07-2013, 08:49 AM   eBay Motors  #10 (permalink)
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I did not read everyone's responses but I am a huge fan of EBC. I have been running the green stuff pads on both my jettas, chevy avalanche, pontiac g6, my parents jeep grand cherokee, and the yellow stuff pads on my lift jeep grand cherokee. On the jeeps and avalanche i used the slotted/dimpled rotors and they are great. I used the following site for years now: www.perfectbrakes.com good prices and service.
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