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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 09-28-2001, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Brake Pads

I can't say I'm too impressed with my 98SE braking performance. I know it was improved in 99. Question is I want to avoid using Mopar pads the next time I get them changed.

Are brake pads anything special?
Must I use Mopar?
If aftermarkets are available what is the best material & which brands?
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Funny thing about it was last time I changed my Brakes on my 99 Intrepid ES I used AC Delco semi metallic brakes made for the Intrepid. They're pretty good. Image putting GM parts on a Dodge car.

In reality though, all the big three make parts for each other.

Bendix makes good brakes and you used to get a free set after the original one's you bought wore out. All you had to do was bring in the original box with the receit and the worn brakes. My buddy says that Bendix might have been bought out though.
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we have a resident r/t driver that works in the friction engineering (brakes) dept. at bendix. i guess that means we have to all buy bendix brakes to keep him in fuel so he can continue to burn rice.

warlord...is this a true policy of bendix? if it is, i will buy some next time my brakes get squashy.
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My buddy says that Bendix might have been bought out though.
Not yet!!!

(I have my fingers crossed...)

Look at sig...

The Bendix name will always stay. It's just a matter of who owns that name. Currently it's Honeywell. Tomorrow, who the hell knows!
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warlord...is this a true policy of bendix? if it is, i will buy some next time my brakes get squashy.
I'm not 100% sure. I've never heard of that policy. I would check it out, but the gal who would know all that is out sick today. :(
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While we're on the subject of stopping power, I was wondering what would be a good replacement rotor. The wobbling during high speed braking is getting to me. I was thinking of going with the whole cross-drilled, slotted, vented, smacked-up, flipped, and rubbed-down (oh yes) deal, but am not sure who to look at. I trust the Stillen name, but my initial research shows no availability. Any ideas?
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Those are the kind of rotors I'm looking for. But, I haven't been able to find any for the R/T. :mad:

If you happen to find any, please let me know and I'll do likewise.
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we have a resident r/t driver that works in the friction engineering (brakes) dept. at bendix. i guess that means we have to all buy bendix brakes to keep him in fuel so he can continue to burn rice.

warlord...is this a true policy of bendix? if it is, i will buy some next time my
brakes get squashy.
Few years ago I had Bendix brake pads on my 87 Bonneville with the "lifetime warranty".
After a little over a year I needed new brakepads. By the time I finished readig the restrictions I realized I was not eligible for the free replacement. I can't recall the exact reason but it was really ridiculous.

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what are the best rotors in terms of not warping,and is there a big rotor upgrade available,ie new magnum interchange
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How about iRotors for $250 shipped, x-drilled and slotted. I'm going to be using some Wagner Thermoquiet pads. I've been told by several people that they are pretty much the best pads around.



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i think i paid 250 for the rotors, and 89 for the pads. all from Irotors.... but heres the BAD part!!!!!!! 1 the rotors are warped, and the pads are nasty as hell... go down the road once and the rims are dirty as hell. they make a big brake kit for 1700$ Im switching to that in march.


BUT DAMN DONT THEY LOOK GREAT!
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BUT DAMN DONT THEY LOOK GREAT!
since you asked, no they don't

part of our Irotors deal is free zinc plating so that they dont have rusted hats and edges which yours clearly show in that pic
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yep, that zinc doesnt last forever... it was on there
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