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Old 04-08-2009, 07:00 AM   #1
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The best rotors and pads for an SVT?

I plan on changing out my rotors very soon and my brake pads as well... Question is... what provides the best performance, minimal brake dust, and won't rust out or look crappy after a month or 2???

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I have EBC slotted and dimpled rotors and EBC greenstuff pads. Its a good combo and is affordable. I will try out Hawk pads next time to see if the break dust goes down as the EBC do create dust but then again all pads create dust, its the nature of how they work. If you get cross drilled rotors dont go cheap as they have the habit of cracking under hard use. Also, with bigger rotors or calipers you have to check to ensure the wheels still fit over them.
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I was thinking about the ebc slotted and dimpled rotors but saw some recent pix of them rusting badly after a month or 2 so changed my mind on that lol.
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So the ebc green pads cause a lot of dust? I thought they were marketed as very low dust... are the red pads or hawk pads better in that regards yet still offer good stopping power?
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I use EBC Ultimax rotors (slotted only) with Satisfied GS6 Carbon Ceramic pads. Low dust, low noise, great stopping power from this combination. The EBC rotors are black anodized when they are shipped. Of course it will wear off on the friction surface but it won't rust on the edges and they wont rust on to your wheel when its time to do a tire rotation. The friction material from Satisfied does not get much attention here but the reviews at Tire Rack have been very good. And I could say from experience that they are after 20,000 miles.
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I use EBC Ultimax rotors (slotted only) with Satisfied GS6 Carbon Ceramic pads. Low dust, low noise, great stopping power from this combination.
Ooo wow... sounds high tech... have a link to where these are sold?? rotors and pads that is.
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For true performance stick with a solid rotor. One good one, known not to rust due to e-coating of the hats and unswept areas is a Centric rotor. Tirerack also has a treated rotor. A good performance pad with good stopping capabilities is going to dust. Sorry that's a fact of life. Most high performance pads will be a composite construction (semi metallic). A couple of good ones that have less dusting are Hawk HPS, Mintex AF's and PBR/Axxis Metalmasters (the later are hard to find for Foci but I'm hearing that Centric has acquired the company and semi metallic pads are now being released by them). If dusting really bothers you a ceramic pad is worthwhile looking at but don't expect the same stopping performance of a composite pad. Akebono makes some of the better ceramic pads. Don't confuse carbon ceramics with regular ceramics. Carbon ones provide amazing stopping power but cost a small fortune, dust like crazy, and have little in comparison with consumer sold ceramic pads. Once again, Tirerack, has ratings for brake pads in terms of stopping ability, dusting, and noise. This is a good place to start.
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Awesome thanks for the info... and no, dusting isn't a big concern... but if i can have 2 near equal stopping power pads and one has crazy amount of dust and one has considerably less dust... i'd like to go for the one with less dust... but it won't be HUGE for me since I'll be sporting dark gray almost black rims! :-D lol.

What I'm really looking for is performance number one without spending a "small fortune" :) I'll def take a look at the centrics. Thanks again!
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Just remember, its the pad that causes the dusting...not the rotor. A slotted or dimpled rotor will (by design) chew up a pad far quicker causing considerably more dusting. While a solid rotor and say a Hawk HPS will not afford the eye bling of a slotted or drilled rotor with brightly colored pads, they will, however, provide better overall performance, last longer, and with the bonus of usually costing less money!
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Ooo wow... sounds high tech... have a link to where these are sold?? rotors and pads that is.
Got the rotors from Buybrakes.com - lowest price I could find. The pads I got from JC Whitney although I think you could also get them directly from Satisfied.
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http://www.jcwhitney.com/Brake-Pads/...1068_10101.jcw
http://www.satisfiedbrakes.com/motorsports/index.html#
http://www.buybrakes.com/ebc/rotor-apps-Ford.html
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