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Old 07-20-2011, 03:19 PM   #1
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Best upgraded pads and rotors for a 08?

I am looking for advice regarding replacement rotors and pads for my front breaks on my 08. Although the stock ones are still OK, I cant help but see they are of cheep construction. I would like to replace my rotor and pad set with MUCH better quality and stopping performance then these stock ones. (as long as they are bolt on NO MODS) I will soon be moving to the desert south west and it gets good and HOT down there and there are lots of mountains to drive on. I want rotors and pads that resist fading and cool down FASTER then the stock ones. My budget for the front set parts is $400.00 MAX! Thanks for your opinions!!!!


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how about swapping over to the SVT brakes?
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:38 PM   #3
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how about swapping over to the SVT brakes?
SVT brakes? Do they fit on my 08 without Modifications? I only wish to change the rotor and pad assembly. If so please provide me a link so I can study up a bit on them. THANKS!
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For the svt front swap is direct bolt on and does cost less than $400.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:48 PM   #5
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For the svt front swap is direct bolt on and does cost less than $400.
I will check into these, as long as I don't have to change any other components other than the pads and rotors it could work for me. Do you have a link for these parts to share with me?
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I thought our front brakes are actually superior to the svt brakes. Its the rear brake swap that we want and can be had for about $400 I think.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:37 PM   #7
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I thought our front brakes are actually superior to the svt brakes. Its the rear brake swap that we want and can be had for about $400 I think.
WRONG! the stock rotors are quite THIN and I suspect are limited to a 1 time use. After market stuff can be turned more and re used.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:45 PM   #8
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WRONG! the stock rotors are quite THIN and I suspect are limited to a 1 time use. After market stuff can be turned more and re used.
Let me rephrase that. I thought the 08+ calipers have better stopping power than svt calipers. And i dont care too much about reusing rotors depending on price. Less material = less rotating mass = better traction and handling.
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A good set of pads and rotors are all you need, EBC and Hawk make great break pads, and Centric Blank Rotors will do just fine for you. they will provide great stoping power and long life. The SVT kit is really nice however unless you plan on racing the thing a lot there is no need for it. I lived in Phoenix for 3 years and did plenty of mountain driving in the middle of the summer with Hawk pads and ebc rotors and never had an issue.
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I just did mine on an 08coupe and I did oem rotors just cause it was cheaper and ebc red stuff the oem rotors are great and ebc red pads are great as well. But if your someone who THINKS drilled and sloted rotors are better then go and buythose
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