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Old 30-Jul-2006, 04:52 PM
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Front Pads and Rotors

I know this has been asked a few times, but I need a bit more information. Nothing really useful when I searched.


I need new front pads and rotors. CT has Monroe Premiums Pads and Rotors but they are $183 Tax in. I basically want something that is quiet and doesn't create a lot of dust.

1.I saw that Teknotik had a special going on, does anyone have experience with those?

2. Can anyone suggest a place around Markham\Scarborough that sells rotors\pads cheap that are of good quality?

3. What brands should I sticke with? Or should I just go OEM pads and any rotors.
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Old 30-Jul-2006, 05:12 PM
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For pads go with Vortex.
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Old 30-Jul-2006, 05:33 PM
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are u kiddin, thats whatc CTC charges for pads? hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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Old 30-Jul-2006, 06:24 PM
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lol dead serious.. well those are for Monroe Premium pads and rotors. You work in an Auto parts store right Cynical? What is a good price to pay for some quality rotors and pads? CT seems very pricey for Aftermarket stuff
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cheap rotors and good pads...100bucks even! this is the best way to go...first line rotors are becoming a thing of the past, most manufacturers are phasing them out...cheap rotors and premium pads is all I have ever used with no complaints
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Old 30-Jul-2006, 06:42 PM
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i go with cheap rotors and oem pads
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Old 30-Jul-2006, 10:25 PM
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just go to a parts store that supplies shops

I ahve run monroes and they were **** after a few thousand km's even with meat on them they didnt' stop worth ****

I have decent pads that grab hard but make abit of niose which I could care less about

70 bux pads rotors for me
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Old 30-Jul-2006, 11:17 PM
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I got the KVR rotors and pads 'special' from teknotik. i also have KVR all around on my Matrix XRS and love them. Only downside to having better brakes is that other cars don't stop any faster (behind you).

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Old 31-Jul-2006, 12:12 AM
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good old cheap stuff, you really cant go wrong. The price to turn rotors is almost the price of new aftermarket ones. you can get 2 front rotors and middle grade pads for around 100. They will last around 40,000km and then swap them out. Compared to the 250-300 for oem parts, its not worth it in my opinion.
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thanks guys for the suggestion. I want the setup to last longer then 40k I basically need something quiet and that won't cause a lot of brake dust to occur on my rims. I am probably going to go with the Teknotik stuff or just get OEM pads with aftermarket Rotors
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oem pads with aftermarket rotors would be your best bet if you want long pad life while still working with a budget.
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Thanks guys, its sad man for what CT was charging I am getting it cheaper with OEM pads and that included installation! Thank God, with this heat, the last thing I want to do is go outside and work on my car.


When I thought about it, the pads I have now are OEM they still have a lot of meat on them. Its my rotors which are really messed. Is it not wise to just change the rotors and leave the pads? (I'm changing both) but if the pads are still good can you just change the rotors?
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Originally posted by Moe_Mentum
Thanks guys, its sad man for what CT was charging I am getting it cheaper with OEM pads and that included installation! Thank God, with this heat, the last thing I want to do is go outside and work on my car.


When I thought about it, the pads I have now are OEM they still have a lot of meat on them. Its my rotors which are really messed. Is it not wise to just change the rotors and leave the pads? (I'm changing both) but if the pads are still good can you just change the rotors?
As long as your pads are not unevenly worn, you will be fine keeping them. Look at the pads to see if one side is worn more than the other.
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Thanks, I'll remember that for next time. For now I changed the rotors and pads and its crazy how much better my braking power is now. I almost forgot what good brakes felt like.
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Another thing people generally overlook is doing a full brake bleed. If your brake fuild is really dark and you are doing brakes, you should do a full bleed.

The brake fluid resivoir should be CLEAR. That will make so much difference it's unbelievable.
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Yeah forgot to mention I did a brake bleed. I had already previously flushed the brake fluid not to long ago.
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soo the brakes are good eh = )
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if you went to teknotik you should of done a gsr front brake conversion... a little more $$$$$$$, but so much more worth it... quiet.... and stops like nothing.
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dont get monroe premium's from c/t!!! garbage.
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