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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-28-2019, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone ever try Duralast GT Street rotors?

After having my new front brakes on for a couple of months I realized that the Brembo pads - I'm fairly certain they're ceramic - are absolutely shredding the Duralast basic rotors; the bevel on the new rotors is worn down considerably and the brake dust is crazy.
Right now I'm thinking about matching Brembo with Brembo and getting blanks, but the Duralast GT Street rotors piqued my interest. They're very slightly slotted and claim this improves wet performance, initial bite and helps against glazing. They're about $12 cheaper a piece than the BB's, and I kinda like the look of them, but do you think they'll hold up against the Brembo pads, or will they likely end up toast as well?

It is my DD, and while I don't track or autox it I do tend to be pretty heavy on my brake usage.
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I have not used either, but if you decide to go with a more standard replacement I have found the Akebono Ultra Premium Ceramics seem to do well on stock rotors. I find they have a good feel and the dust is reasonable. Hope you find a combination that works for you.
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I second the recommendation for Akebono. I also like the Bosch coated rotors, they work well and stay silver, the hat dosn't rust.
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I second the recommendation for Akebono. I also like the Bosch coated rotors, they work well and stay silver, the hat dosn't rust.
Advanced has 2 different Akebono ones, one with a limited lifetime warranty and one with a 1 year warranty. I can't find a difference between the two that justifies the markup and smaller warranty for the second one - IS there a difference? they're both pro-act ultra ceramic pads

They also claim to not require break-in - is this true? Or should I break 'em in anyways since I'm likely getting the bosch rotors to match them.

I guess my only other question is - if I decide to go with totally new equipment up front I may try to get a warranty replacement for my pads at Autozone and save a bit of money - do you think the bosch rotors will hold up to the Brembo pads? I thought they might since the Akebono are ceramic too but I don't know what the difference is in pad aggressiveness.
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