Premium ceramic pads, like ThermoQuiet, are very good without
Slot/drill rotors. Ceramic pads resists fading more than old semi-metallic pads. I use ThermoQuiet on Fiero and others. (Check for rebates! Federal Mogul is good on rebates.)
Fixing brakes, See my Cave, Brake Service
Slotted and/or drill rotors can be weak from Slot/drill machining. Many sources to say any are good etc. Either/both can start stress risers that could lead to rotor failure.
GA "upgrade..." So many push that. Have many problem and when done often has little benefit for the effort and $ spend.
Example: Many states is illegal to run w/o Parking brake so to fix that... They use Seville rear calipers. One problem is Seville uses same iffy piston design as Fiero and gets same problems. Get rebuilt caliper? Rebuilt units has same problem cause by Rebuilders tries to reuse or rebuild rear pistons. If
they work new/now... often many have problems soon after like dragging pads etc.
Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.
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