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Old 02-22-2017, 05:10 PM   #1
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Best Brake Pads/Rotors for 2011 2SS Camaro?

A shop quoted me $700~ for 2 new rotors and 4 brake pads.

This is a first time project for me and im looking for the "best" or at least most cost efficient brake pads/rotors.

Should I buy through amazon? Take the warehouse brands?

Thanks for any info, I'm learning more about this process and I dont want to change brakes every few years.

These are the ones they are ordering from the shop "premium" (mid tier)
Front > http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Disc-Brake-Pa...item4d3e19d8ec
Rear > http://www.ebay.com/itm/Disc-Brake-P...-/331650481467

I'm wanting to get these maybe?
http://www.autozone.com/brakes-and-t...8_183345_16108
http://www.autozone.com/brakes-and-t...3_217949_16108

Rotors:
https://www.amazon.com/Prime-Choice-...eywords=rotors
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Old 02-22-2017, 05:19 PM   #2
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OEM pads

Not overly expensive and great performance for normal driving
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:12 PM   #3
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i switched out to Hawk ceramics and wish i would have just replaced it with oem stuff.

The braking grip is nice, the sound is UNBEARABLE, ceramic brakes make absurd amounts of noise. They advertised my pads as low brake dust, WRONG LOL. Going to be switching back to oem pad's might be a bit more dusty from the wear but it wont sound like nails against a chalk board every stop light. Nothing more bad ass then a turbo SS coming to a squeaking loud stop, like i ran over a damn piggy.
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:13 PM   #4
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OEM pads

Not overly expensive and great performance for normal driving

These are the ones they are ordering from the shop "premium" (mid tier)
Front > http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Disc-Brake-Pa...item4d3e19d8ec
Rear > http://www.ebay.com/itm/Disc-Brake-P...-/331650481467

I'm wanting to get these maybe?
http://www.autozone.com/brakes-and-t...8_183345_16108
http://www.autozone.com/brakes-and-t...3_217949_16108

Rotors:
https://www.amazon.com/Prime-Choice-...eywords=rotors


The people are over charging me quite a bit but giving -$100 rebate
Thoughts?
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:17 PM   #5
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If they wanted you to save the money, they'd lower the price.
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:41 PM   #6
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Rotors:

https://www.amazon.com/Prime-Choice-...eywords=rotors

How important are rotors? These look pretty good vs the $305 they want to charge me for x2.
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:37 PM   #7
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Had a buddy who put on some of these for the canyons / streets we run on.. loud and dusty as shit, but amazing pads. Different from what most people would get.


http://topbrakes.com/c/car-series/24...UwUxoCDJLw_wcB
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:10 AM   #8
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You really have to ask yourself "self, what am I going to do with my car?"

If you're gonna track it, the answer will be different, than if you're just looking for a performance upgrade for the street. I gotta tell you, I've found that even for HDPE's at the lower levels (DE1 and DE2), the OEM blanks and pads wear very well, with little heat or fade issues during 20 minute sessions at around 60% to 80%.

That said, I've decided to upgrade to R1Concepts Premier Series slotted rotors, and either stay with the OEM pads or EBC Yellows or a similar pad.
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Old 02-23-2017, 09:56 AM   #9
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I went with the Power Stop K5603 kit for my SS super quiet brakes virtually no dust. And cheap to boot includes front and rear rotors and pads. Been on the car for over two years and rotors still have no rust with the zinc coating.

I am not a track racer so have no idea how they would hold up during that type of use.

https://www.amazon.com/Power-Stop-K5.../dp/B00AN5S1WQ



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Old 02-23-2017, 10:38 AM   #10
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If you're looking to spend $700 on brakes then mind as well look into r1concepts. You can get rotors and pads all the way around for less than that. Start looking into real pads and rotors and not knock offs from eBay. Serious car needs serious equipment.
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Old 02-23-2017, 11:37 AM   #11
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I went with the Power Stop K5603 kit for my SS super quiet brakes virtually no dust. And cheap to boot includes front and rear rotors and pads. Been on the car for over two years and rotors still have no rust with the zinc coating.

I am not a track racer so have no idea how they would hold up during that type of use.

https://www.amazon.com/Power-Stop-K5.../dp/B00AN5S1WQ



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Thanks so much, this is what I was looking for, I think I'm going with this kit. Did you have to bed the brake pads? is there any squeeling?
If I'm simply supplying parts to a shop, do I need to buy anything else other than the brake kit (need new rotors/pads as stated)
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:15 PM   #12
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Thanks so much, this is what I was looking for, I think I'm going with this kit. Did you have to bed the brake pads? is there any squeeling?
If I'm simply supplying parts to a shop, do I need to buy anything else other than the brake kit (need new rotors/pads as stated)
There is a bedding process in the install instructions that comes with kit. After it was done i haven't had any squeeking for two years��

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Old 02-23-2017, 04:30 PM   #13
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https://www.amazon.com/R1-Concepts-C.../dp/B00J4PKASO
These are only $100 more for r1concepts, someone mentioned they are really good... hrm.
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Old 02-24-2017, 09:58 AM   #14
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I have these upgraded bembro brakes. Anyone familiar? Where can I purchase pads? thanks
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