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Lets talk brakes

my front brakes are BAD! the rotors arnt turnable, so im going to buy new ones of course.

so what kind of rotors and pads do you guys run? for a descent set of wagners they are $122 a side. but i can get drilled and slotted ones from mkm ( made by SSBC). for $165

so what do you guys recommend? are drilled and slotted way overkill. or just good insurance. or are the mid grade auto parts store ones good enough?

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Rockauto.com has pads and rotors at good prices. They usually sell Raybestos rotors which are good rotors.

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from my road racing experience, drilled rotors are trash and prone to cracking and they reduce surface area. Slotted rotors are nice but still stay away from abnormally cheap ones. You get what you pay for, ebay chinese rotors are junk.

I have not checked to see if they make them for our trucks, but Napa blanks are top quality and pretty cheap and not chinese like the other part store chains. I stay away from chinese rotors, I have had very bad experience with them.


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powerslot rotors and hawk LTS pads seem to be the norm on this site. I will be going with these when Im ready for new brakes. (VERY soon)

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yeh I have power slots and they are nice. Will be putting some EBC pads on soon I just like them better.

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I'm running Powerslot rotors and Hawk pads. HUGE improvement over stock, and I still had plenty of life left on the old ones. You won't be disappointed! I got mine from autoanything.com with free shipping.

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Is it worth the extra $$$ for the cryo'd rotors? It works out to about $40 extra per rotor. I don't mind spending the money to do the job right the first time.

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Is it worth the extra $$$ for the cryo'd rotors? It works out to about $40 extra per rotor. I don't mind spending the money to do the job right the first time.
I ponied up the extra and got the cryo's. They're supposed to last longer, so we'll see.

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The oem rotors are fine, but so are the Powerslots or the SSBC. It is the pads that really make the difference. I run Hawk Super Duty pads. They're a bit dusty but stop great and pretty resistant to fade if you tow.
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