I need to replace the rear brakes and rotors on a 2004 Concorde LX, 2.7 engine.
There are many OEM and after market products. The car has 95K miles.
What is the best after market brand and type brakes and rotor to buy?
Bendix rotors are always a good investment. Brembo OEM style rotors are good too. Also, if you go with Bendix, try and get the "Premium Rotors" up front. They cost slightly more, but have better venting and such because they are the PHP rotors.
As far as pads go, you get what you pay for. If you buy cheapo $20 pads, they are gonna squeak, dust heavily, and you will have problems. The best you can buy are the Wagner Thermoquiets, they are $53 for the fronts, not sure on rear. I am running Hawk pads in the rear and Wearever Gold up front and dont have any problems.
I would stay away from autozone pads also. They constantly warped my rotors and needed to be replaces almost every 6 months. I brought last set of pads and rotors from carquest and its been about a year now with no issues
anything other than a ceramic pad will most likely produce more dust, if you can afford them get them, raybestos as mentioned before are a fine brand. I have ran the duralast ceramics from autozone too, no problems, but I drive S-L-O-W.... definately not speed racer here... the bottom line as mentioned by MEGATREP.... get the best you can afford, chances are it will be a very long time before you have to replace them again, I have 98000 miles on my car, factory pads in the back...still fine...