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      11-19-2013, 01:13 PM   #1
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Best Brake Pad for OEM Rear Rotors

Just bought a set of New OEM Rear Rotors
What Pads are Best for OEM Rotors??
Will Centric Posi Quiet Ceramic Pads work well with OEM Rotors?
Or should i save the extra 50$ and buy the semi Metallic's from Centric?
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      11-21-2013, 03:41 PM   #2
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Beuller??
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      11-21-2013, 06:31 PM   #3
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I would get OEM pads.
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      11-21-2013, 06:53 PM   #4
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Front and back should be the same. Best depends on what you are looking for. Low dust, better stopping, track plus street, longest lasting, least wear on rotors, ...
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I refuse to put ceramics on any car...they simply cannot stop.
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I've got cool carbons on mine. Cheaper than stock, smoother in pedal application, virtually no dust at all, quiet as a mouse, rotor friendly and have better fade resistance.

I got my set from autoindividual. For $275 shipped to Australia.

Just make sure you follow the bedding instructions properly or uneven pad material can cause vibration issues. Easily fixed though if that happens.
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      11-21-2013, 09:33 PM   #7
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+1 on cool carbons. I actually just ordered a new set of pads tonight, yellow indicator came on Tuesday
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Depends on what you're looking for. I tried Cool Carbons and found that they were great for the street but couldn't hold up at the track. I know they are not track pads but then none of the pads I have used at the track have been dedicated track pads. I have used OEM, EBC redstuff, Hawk HPS, and PFC. Of these I have had best luck with the PFC and EBC redstuff for mixed street and track both with a side benefit of low dust. The redstuffs are hard on the rotors. My current favorite is the PFCs but they aren't available on the 1. I just put some stoptech's on the 1 based upon feedback on this forum. I have yet to track these although street performance so far seems solid.

Bottom line is that you need to determine what you are looking for and make your call based upon that. Every pad represents a benefit in certain characteristics with compromises in others. There is no best pad for all conditions.
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