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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-13-2013, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Question Brakes...

What are the best rotors and pads, well I think I know the best pads are hawks but which ones
Cause I need to do my brakes Soon and I'm planing on buying

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That's an opinion, IMO NAPA Adaptive One is top. Might even be same manufacturer, I don't know that for a fact.

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Rotors if you're not racing and live in a climate where occasionnal road salt is applied avoid drilled and grooved rotors.

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Like canada? For the rotors.. what about yearly for the salt like at winter time in December

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See im going by ear cause I heard the hawk was the best..
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I think if you buy a regular rotor and paint the tophat and finns with primer and a good rust paint your rotors will last twice as long than just throwing an unprotected steel rotor on there for all of nature elements to eat at it.

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If you have extra cash laying around and you can afford powder coated rotors, the more power to you. These will endure even better.

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Well thats what im pointing at lol thats why I asked whats the best I mean im not gonna go and paint rotors if there is a better brand or or type like slotted or drilled or such.. I mean i have the money im just looking for greatness or best.
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But do you race your Cobalt? If not a regular unslotted, undrilled powder coated is best. Hawk or Adaptive One for pads.

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No I dont race it.
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Like these which come with pads matched to the steel type used for the rotor..

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Ok so school me about each type of rotor like drilled, slotted and powdered coated stocks.

Does powder coat rotors perduce lots or brake dust like the ones I have cause I want to kinda eliminate that issue alil..
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Slots were originally added to clean the pads under heavy breaking but were later found to not be effective other than cause premature pad wear.

Drilled rotors were introduced to try and and cool rotors even more than just finns. However the resulting issue was stress cracks from hole to hole and dimples caused by rust.

If you don't like brake dust accumulation I know for a fact that Adaptive One produce very little dust. I have them on my Corvette, Mitsubishi Outlander (second set) the Cobalt and my wifes G6 all around. These are the best I ever found and no I don't own the company.

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