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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-16-2011, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Replaced Front Rotors on LS

My wife's 2007 Cobalt LS started having some pulsating of the front brakes at about 7000 miles. I drove it the other day, when it finally turned 10,000 miles, and found the pulsating much worse. I ordered a set of rotors on Ebay for $47.00 shipped and a set of ceramic pads for $25.00 shipped. Had them put on today and now the Cobalt's brakes are as smooth as butter.
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If you don't want them to warp again make sure you torque your lug nuts evenly. Don't trust those torque bars for air ratchets.

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The Cobalts, G5s, and HHRs rotors were prone to warpage anyway. but proper lug torque is key to not warp any aftermarket rotors.



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I get my rotors from Autozone for $40 with a two year warranty. I seem to go through rotors about a pair a year. I have a 2006 LS sedan.
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Stop braking so hard!
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If the car only has 7000 miles that is a warranty item from GM
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If the car only has 7000 miles that is a warranty item from GM
On a wear item like brakes?
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I have had it covered on a Grand AM GT I had, a Sunfire, and all of my Mustangs...

As along as you are within the 3 year 36,000 they cover it.
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I burn thru pads and rotors! lmao! Finally got a set of rotors I like from r1 concepts, but I am kinda dissapointed with my hawk hps pads. Was expecting more from them...

I forget what the company is called but they make those 'green stuff' 'yellow stuff' and 'red stuff' pads, I think I'm gonna try some of their stuff out next...

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The best pads I found especially if you have alloy wheels are "Adaptive One". The outside pad is different from inside to minimize that black dust. They are a bit pricey (75$) but well worth the money. And like the name suggest they adapt to your way of driving. If you're an aggressive driver and brake hard often the pads get sticky and vice-versa.

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Also these pads come with new stainless steel guide clips.
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