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Brake Pads/Rotors

Can anyone reccomend me some brake pads and rotors?
Going to get a brake job done somewhat soon, and want good stopping power.
Do NOT want cross-drilled rotors, as they seems to have bad problems cracking. Stock OE rotors with different pads?

Car is driven street and AutoX, with some track use forseeable in the future.

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Your stopping power is limited to your tires.

OE rotors, Zimmerman or Brembo. Metal master pads front and rear. More than adequete for street and will hold there own with auto-x. Even will hold up to some novice track driving. Switch to a good brake fluid while your at it.
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I just replaced my Oe rotors ( 1 warped) that had some Autozone Metalic compound brake pads. I replaced them with zimmerman x-drilled(Drill holes beveld to eliminated craking) on just the front for now with Mintex Red brake pads(organic) and the front brake hoses and rebuilt the calipers. Stoping power is firmer, smoother and more predictable. Stops sooner now with less force then what i had to before. If anything New hoses and Rebuilding calipers is in order. Took me 2 days Dog'n it to get it done
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i've had cross drilled brembos for a year and a half in the front, and they're still shiny and new... crack free... just like the k&n filter debate, everyone will have an opinion on this...

i didn't buy them because they were drilled though.. i bought them because they were available sooner than the regular flat rotors.. so i'm not saying they're better, i'm just saying i have no complaints..
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Apparently Alfa discs are the same and cost a lot less- give "rudidelange" a PM and he can give you details.

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