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Which brake rotors and pads to use?

I have been searching on this forum on what type pf brake rotors and pads to use. So I am asking all of you, which ones are you using and how many miles do you have on them?

I want to buy something that will last.
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Its for a 2007 chevy impala
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Ebc sport rotors and red stuff pads are popular on 8th Gens. And Duralast Severe Duty. I had ebc and LOVED them. Only had the car for about 5 months after I got them though, so I cannot tell you about how long they will last.

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really its all about what you want to run.... right now i have semi matallic pads on the front and rear from pep boys (i think) and i put those on back in 2007... Soon im going to go with the duralast ceramic pad and some new rotors...
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What I really want is some rotors that will not warp when I apply the brakes. So whether it be some high performance rotors and pads, I am fine with that.
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Any of the premium lines should work well, including NAPA and Autozone house brands. Avoid OEM and cheap brands. I have seen no advantage to semi-metallic pads after trying several sets.

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^^ thats true king those semi-mat are $#%& i hate them... jaslo no matter what rotors you will get they gonna worp or what not... Also worp rotors happens depending on the driver it may happen sooner then others or if not at all....
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Any rotors CAN warp, but I think you have a lot better odds of avoiding it with quality rotors. The OEM are made with very low quality metals.

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So, I had Napa premium rotors and they warped, I just don't know what kind of pads he put on.

Has anybody tried the EBC slotted rotors?
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TSS had them, but sold the car 5 months after installation, no problems during that time at least.

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Has anybody tried the EBC slotted rotors?
See post #4...unfortunately, no long term feedback. For the brief time I had them, I loved them. Going to get them for the Lincoln.

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So, why does everybody love the duralast? They are quite expensive. I can get the ebc sport rotors and pads probably for the same price.
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Well, for one they are good quality. But I'm guessing it's mostly convenience, you can't pick EBC's up at the store.

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As I have already said in other threads a LOT of "warped rotor" complaints are deposits from cheap pads.

I am not saying buy cheap rotors but I am saying you are worrying about the rotors too much.

Now that I think about it I have brakes from my truck sitting on a shelf because after a roadtrip that involved loaded through hilly terrain and multiple drivers I had a pulsation because one of the other driver's believed in accelerating downhill and then jamming the brakes for the curves, caused the typical warped rotor pulsation. After a few weeks and before I got to swapping the brakes the pulse went away so the brakes have been on a shelf for a year.

Cheap pads leave deposits that can feel exactly like a warped rotor and surfacing the rotor will clean off those deposits so few ever realize that the rotor was not warped. Putting fresh good pads on the same rotor can resolve the problem often though and that would not be the case with a warped rotor.

I have warped rotors and frankly my sedan cracks them so I am not saying rotors never fail. I will say that repair shops and rotor makers want to to buy new rotors all the time though.

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