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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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Originally posted by BC42875:
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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Originally posted by 97 sport platinum:
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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Originally posted by 97 sport platinum:
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.

[ September 28, 2001: Message edited by: Frank-eGNY ]
 

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crap
 

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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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Avenger said:
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.

Federal-Mogul has done a wonderful job marketing to the installer base the Wagner Theromoquiet pads. What do I mean? Well, the thing with the Thermoquiets is that the injected shim they use is so soft that after a couple thousand miles the piston has literally dug into them and now the piston is resting on the bare metal backing plate. The installers love them because if they can get pads that go a couple of thousand miles with little to no noise, very few people will return to the installer after getting noise after a couple of thousand miles due to intaller issues. The Thermoquiet pads are average when it comes to performance. So whoever told you they are the "best" pads around may or may not be correct. It all depends on what characteristics they think are the "best", which may not be the same of what you think.
 

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sorry to be off-topic, but nice to see you around Brian, hope to see more...

as for iRotors, warped mine in less than 15k....
 

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LOUD98ES said:
sorry to be off-topic, but nice to see you around Brian, hope to see more...

as for iRotors, warped mine in less than 15k....

There have been a couple of brake threads that have peaked my interest.


Speaking of iRotors, a couple at work here put iRotor drilled rotors on the rear of their STS and they still look brand new.
 

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There is a company called Automotive Speciality that does a rather large amount of x-drilled and slotted rotors, I believe. I know they make a brake system that they call power stop. I have not installed those on my own vehicle, but I have installed them on a couple of Durangos and they made one hell of a difference in the stopping. That system is used for emergency vehicles. I can get their number tonight.
 
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