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Thread: What are the best brakes for an 04 Deville?

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    What are the best brakes for an 04 Deville?

    I need front brakes, i'm told Ceramic is the best, but I have some people telling me that you can have problems with them, regardless i'm leaning towards ceramic, what do you guys think is the best? Thanks


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    Re: What are the best brakes for an 04 Deville?

    ceramic might make a little more noise than normal but they'll last longer and the difference in the brake dust is huge (almost no brake dust from ceramics)

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    Re: What are the best brakes for an 04 Deville?

    Go to the EBC website - www.ebcbrakes.com - and get to Automotive brakes, U.S. There are a slew of links to every possible sort of disc brke info you could ever want. Do a bit of homework.

    I run ceramic pads on slotted rotors - no noise, no dust, wonderful braking in all weather.

    Chris, doesn't GM make a set of slotted Durastop rotors with companion ceramic or semi-metallic pads ???

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    Re: What are the best brakes for an 04 Deville?

    some cars have 'performance' acdelco rotors available ... i would guess that those would be the slotted ones

    the pads aren't matched to these rotors though... you could use whatever pad you want

    at least as far as I know ...

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    SO.... looks like they're slotted AND drilled!

    those are the 'specialty'/'performance' rotors for a 2004 deville (without the heavy duty J55 braking option that comes on livery cars with the 8 lug bolt wheels/hubs)
    so basically for the regular devilles

    LH rotor
    19171339

    RH rotor
    19171340

    ceramic pads would be ACDelco Durastop brand (professional grade)
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    Re: What are the best brakes for an 04 Deville?

    thanks for the info guys, I'm also thinking of upgrading brake pads and rotors. now i'm off to check prices.

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    Re: What are the best brakes for an 04 Deville?

    Quote Originally Posted by notdel View Post
    thanks for the info guys, I'm also thinking of upgrading brake pads and rotors. now i'm off to check prices.
    Talk to Chris - Post #4 - Rippy Cadillac over there >>>>

    For EBC, look at www.placeforbrakes.com - they now have a discount banner on the home page header, and their shipping is free. I run EBC Black Dash slotted rotors and the new ceramic Redstuff pads - glass smooth and no dust..........BUT you need to follow the break-in instructions.

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    Re: What are the best brakes for an 04 Deville?

    Quote Originally Posted by RippyPartsDept View Post
    ceramic might make a little more noise than normal but they'll last longer and the difference in the brake dust is huge (almost no brake dust from ceramics)
    what front/rear rotors and pads do you recommend for 2001 DHS? And do you have them in stock? If so plz send me pricing as well

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    Re: What are the best brakes for an 04 Deville?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alifard View Post
    what front/rear rotors and pads do you recommend for 2001 DHS? And do you have them in stock? If so plz send me pricing as well
    I recommend any of the ACDelco/GM options for your vehicle

    If you get me your VIN I will look up the choices for you
    there are often three choices of each front/rear/pads/rotors
    (ACDelco OEM, ACDelco Durastop Professional, and ACDelco Advantage)

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    Re: What are the best brakes for an 04 Deville?

    I bought off of Ebay ceramic pads and drilled and slotted rotors for all four wheels and changed them out my self over a year ago. What a huge difference in stopping distance, much less and no warping of front rotors and no brake dust covering the wheels. I have a 2004 Deville DHS and the front rotors would warp over time and you would feel the steering wheel "pulse" from the warping. You will notice a little noise (almost like a jet turbine whining up and down as the car is at lower speeds) coming from the car while driving because of the drilled rotors but in my opinion a very small tradeoff. I sent around $200 - $250 (from memory) for all four wheels.

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    Re: What are the best brakes for an 04 Deville?

    Rotors don't "warp" - they're machined from gray cast iron for just that reason.

    This is from Stoptech, a huge brake manufacturer. Other insight in the EBC Brakes website technical papers.

    http://www.stoptech.com/technical-su...nd-other-myths


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