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Cadillac STS-V Series Forum Discussion, Brakes in Cadillac V-Series Forums; So it's almost time to replace my front pads and probably the rotors, as I had them turned about 15k ...
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    PNBLWZD is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    So it's almost time to replace my front pads and probably the rotors, as I had them turned about 15k miles ago and probably not enough material to turn again. I can get stock replacement pads and rotors at dealer cost plus 10%, which is similar pricing to GM Parts Direct, or I was thinking about upgrading to some drilled/slotted rotors this time as they would show nicely though my 5 spoke wheels. Where are you guys getting replacement or upgraded brakes, Streetside? I found a place here in So Cal that sells a complete set of drilled/slotted rotors and ceramic pads front and rear for our cars for $262, which seems cheap - but I don't know who makes them or the quality. They have a couple of 5 star yelp reviews, so maybe worth while...?

    http://www.speednetmotor.com/package-deal-special.html

    To just replace the rotors and pads in the front with OEM is probably around $300 total. Thoughts?

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    Re: Brakes

    I got some drilled and slotted rotors for my cts-v thru Trinet in so cal. Personally I like the stock stuff better seems to stop better. If you do put these on your V let us know how they work out I am almost due as well.

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    Re: Brakes

    I put EBC USR slotted rotors and Red Stuff pads on my V. They're quiet, low dust, and feel and stop great. They look awesome too. I picked up the EBC parts from Place for Brakes, they often have big discounts.


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    Re: Brakes

    Since I got a minute to add $0.02....

    I was going to go the ECB route, but just didn't see the purpose. The factory stuff works so well, why fix what ain't broke? I went onto RockAuto and got a set of these (and matching backs).

    Now that I'm on the website again, I'm gonna have to recommend http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/more...180&cc=1432480
    $62 a rotor and direct OE replacements.

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    Re: Brakes

    So I got a price today from my local Cadillac dealer parts dept where I get cost plus 10%, and was shocked how much our stock brakes cost to replace. A pair of front rotors and a set of pads came to a little over $400!

    So I looked at autozone and found a stock replacement rotor for around $60, and pads for $35-50 depending which one you want. But I spoke to a mechanic buddy who owns a shop, and he said they don't like to use the autozone "Duralast" parts because they get a lot of comebacks due to noise and warping. That's no good.

    Then I called the place that I linked to my original post and spoke to them. They offer a complete setup of drilled/slotted plus a set of pads for $262 total front and rear, but the quality is what they called "Economy". For $350 they offer a "Premium" set which is suppoed to be rotors made of better material and a better pad. The parts all come from www.centricparts.com, and it's just a matter of which level you want. The all zinc colored rotors are the cheaper ones, and the rotors with the black centers are the prem. For pads the "Posi-quiet" are the cheaper ones, and the Stoptech "Street Performance" are the better ones.

    So next week I will probably take a drive out at try the $350 setup, and will report back how they look/feel and snap a few pics.

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