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Time to throw some new pads & rotors on the G6. Looking to order the parts online at Rock Auto, but not completely sure which brand is the best. I know for a fact that I want ceramic pads, but outside of that, i'm lost. lol... Anyone have experience with Raybestos, Wagner, or AC Delco? If so, which would you recommend? Any insight is appreciated! Thanks

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I think pads are pads, ceramic cuts down on the brake dust but beyond that unless you upgrade to bigger calipers and rotors I don't think there's much difference


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Get your rotors from R1 concepts and you won't be disappointed. I'm running autozone cmax pads so I can't say much about what rock auto has.
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I think pads are pads, ceramic cuts down on the brake dust but beyond that unless you upgrade to bigger calipers and rotors I don't think there's much difference


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So, are you saying there's not much variance between brands, or that there's not much difference between semi-metallic and ceramic?

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I don't think there's much difference between brands or types, the ceramics just cut down on the dust, which means easier cleaner=better looking


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I think pads are pads, ceramic cuts down on the brake dust but beyond that unless you upgrade to bigger calipers and rotors I don't think there's much difference


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Pads are not just pads, theres a huge difference between brands and pad compounds. Typically ceramic pads are going to cut down on brake performance

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Semi metallic pads are crap compared to ceramic. They're cheaper but they make more dust and are less effective as breaks.
With pads you get what you pay for.
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I'll believe my friend and certified GM mech for 20+ yrs thank you


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Semi metallic pads are crap compared to ceramic. They're cheaper but they make more dust and are less effective as breaks.
With pads you get what you pay for.
Yeah, that's what I thought. I've also read that ceramic lasts alot longer than metallic/semi-metallic, that's primarily the reason why I'm interested. I checked out R1 concepts for the rotors, but they are a little more than I'd want to spend on a base model car...however, do you know anything about the quality of their pads?

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I don't. I only got their E-line rotors. They do the job for me. I think other users have used them though try searching to see if anyone posted any good info.

And Chad I'm not trying to attack you. But a $50 set of ceramics will perform way better than a $20 set of semi-metallics. They produce less dust, are way less likely to squeak and last longer. Mainly because ceramic as a braking material handles heat a lot better so it doesn't break down or fade as fast.
Of course there's other types of pads out there. I just use semi-metallic and ceramic as examples because they're most commonly purchased.
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I know bro I'm just saying as far as pads you get at say autozone are as good as any, I agree the ceramic arr the way to go they last longer and produce less dust, total agreement.


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I have always bought my rotor from Cquence. They ROCK!!! cant go wrong there and I think they are less expensive than the R1 with the same quality.

Go with ceramic pads!!!
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I have always bought my rotor from Cquence. They ROCK!!! cant go wrong there and I think they are less expensive than the R1 with the same quality.

Go with ceramic pads!!!
Looking it up now. Thanks for all the help, guys! Much appreciated

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