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Old 05-22-2015, 03:52 PM   #1
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Car Just Doesn't Slow Down quick enough

So a few years ago I had to change my discs on the front and its't only been recently I have noticed that my brakes are not as sharp as they should be.

When I bought my discs years ago I bought the ones with drilled holes and grooves as they were cheaper than the stock ones and someone pointed out to me I might need ceramic pads as they are an aftermarket performance part.

So will I need better pads or just new ones?


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Old 05-22-2015, 04:47 PM   #2
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I think your answer lies here..................." a few years ago I had to change my discs on the front" Buy some new stuff.
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:23 AM   #3
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If the set was from eBay or Amazon, toss them. Get OEM style rotors (from almost any auto store) and a set of decent pads. You don't need ceramic pads.



If you want better pads to say you have better pads, get hawk hps or an equivalent from another good company (ex: Stop tech).



As far as I know when you replace rotors pads are suppose to go to. When you change pads you turn the rotors.



I'll let someone confirm or deny that statement above.
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:32 AM   #4
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I agree with boyles. You don't need slotted or drilled, just get centric blanks, and decent pads. I think the brands are different on the other side of the pond
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I run hawk HPS pads and centric solid rotors. Love them.
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Either cut or replace the discs, I've seen issues with pad material embedding in the disc to make the car not stop, it seems fine while just driving normal but a panic stop quickly shows you have no real stopping power at all. It can be terrifying, both mine did it with longer mileages and the OEM parts.
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Since your on the other side of the pond, try EBC red pads & rotors.
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:56 AM   #8
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ahhh Nuneaton... one of my old haunts back when I was at Uni and working at Marconi. anyway... moving on.

A few years ago means that you are likely to be needing your brakes looking at by yourself or someone else. Secondly, I would be looking at getting your brake fluid flushed and fresh put in. Take it to a garage you trust, or Kwik Fit if you don't really care. I second the EBC brakes and Pads... they are good, you will NOT need performance pads unless you are hooning around a lot.

To be honest.. I would just try flushing your brake fluid first if the pad thickness looks ok.
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Old 05-26-2015, 02:39 PM   #9
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I've read that semi-metallic pads offer faster stops than ceramic.

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