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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-15-2011, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Which Brakes?

i am going to be upgrading my brakes here really soon and i was wondering what y'all have had experience with and what is good. here are links to what i am looking at. i have heard good things about both, but what do y'all think?

Drilled & Slotted Brake Rotors Ceramic Pads Front Chevy | eBay

[ 2 FRONT ] High Performance SLOTTED Only Brake Rotors | eBay

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I would get the 1st link you posted.. ceramic pads is definitively what you want and drilled and slotted rotors!! they look good.. Never heard of that brand though

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I would go with the slotted ones myself. With these cars you will never need drilled and slotted. I wouldnt risk breaking "discounted" drilled/slotted for no real purpose.
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^^^^^^Yes^^^^^^

Definitely the second ones.

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so, the second set it is! i am really excited to get them on the balt.
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Maintenance items never seem like mods to me, but was really happy when i replaced mine.

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i agree, not much of a MOD, but performance brakes will make driving that much more fun. also, thinking of lowering the car. just got to find the right springs.
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i did stainless brake lines too, and they make braking more efficient for sure. was def. worth a lil over a hundred bucks.
as far as lowering goes, my feelings are here...https://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/sus...ew-shocks.html unless you want to go the coilover route.

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Drilled/Slotted rotors provide no form of performance increase whatsoever, it is purely visual.

For brake pads, I would suggest Hawk HPS pads. And then I would pick up a set of QUALITY (read: name brand) blank rotors. I got Raybestos Advanced Technology rotors, and those paired with the HPS pads stops great.

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i went dimpled and slotted. cross drilled weakens the structure of the rotors.
i would go with slotted, powerstop are good if you can find them cheap.
I would like to go slotted.

im on ebc dimpled and slotted front and with hawk hps all pads

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