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Alright, running into an issue here.

I have Baer Decela rotors, and I sourced them from my job, Autozone. But recently, they discontinued them. (ARGBLARG) and I was wondering, should I go out of my way for D/S rotors for the swap? Or stick with normal rotors?

Also, pad compound.

I'm not happy with my ceramics. Should I switch to semi-metallic, or carbon metallic pad compound?

Opinionz plz.

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' date='Feb 7 2010, 04:25 PM' post='9415']

Alright, running into an issue here.

I have Baer Decela rotors, and I sourced them from my job, Autozone. But recently, they discontinued them. (ARGBLARG) and I was wondering, should I go out of my way for D/S rotors for the swap? Or stick with normal rotors?

Also, pad compound.

I'm not happy with my ceramics. Should I switch to semi-metallic, or carbon metallic pad compound?

Opinionz plz.

I have always had good luck out of semi-metallic, got good wear pattern, lasted a pretty good while and that's not to mention the stopping ability. Napa has there new line out that has copper in bedded into the pad. I just installed a new set on my father-in-laws car and he said they work great and much better compared (advance auto brand).

As for the rotors I would go as far as shopping around online, but as long as your not doing any high-end drag racing or the obvious road coarse...lol..the normals should do just fine, otherwise your going to run in to money and a lot of work, but that's my opinion

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I have always had good luck out of semi-metallic, got good wear pattern, lasted a pretty good while and that's not to mention the stopping ability. Napa has there new line out that has copper in bedded into the pad. I just installed a new set on my father-in-laws car and he said they work great and much better compared (advance auto brand).

As for the rotors I would go as far as shopping around online, but as long as your not doing any high-end drag racing or the obvious road coarse...lol..the normals should do just fine, otherwise your going to run in to money and a lot of work, but that's my opinion

:lol2: I'd do a search for rotors online as well, as I am never happy with OEM, and want a little extra :D

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Don't spend extra $ where it's not needed, drilled/slotted rotors are worthless. I have semi metallic pads and regular ass rotors, fucker stops on a dime. I want to try out Performance Friction pads/rotors, I was talking to their rep at a training seminar and from what he saying, they seem like the best bang for the buck. We'll see though.

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Don't spend extra $ where it's not needed, drilled/slotted rotors are worthless. I have semi metallic pads and regular ass rotors, fucker stops on a dime. I want to try out Performance Friction pads/rotors, I was talking to their rep at a training seminar and from what he saying, they seem like the best bang for the buck. We'll see though.

It wasn't that much more for the Baer's I had. Before they dropped them, I could have bought them for $68 for a pair of fronts. But, my cheap source is gone, and I might just go back to standard rotors. Problem is, I have the Baer's out back too. Mis-matched shit will drive me insane, and just look like ass.

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' date='Mar 20 2010, 09:10 AM' post='18060']

It wasn't that much more for the Baer's I had. Before they dropped them, I could have bought them for $68 for a pair of fronts. But, my cheap source is gone, and I might just go back to standard rotors. Problem is, I have the Baer's out back too. Mis-matched shit will drive me insane, and just look like ass.

Yea lol, I still have old pads on my old rotors in back, I'm lazy lol.

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