Suspension, Brakes and Tires Discussion, What are the best brakes for an 04 Deville? in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; I need front brakes, i'm told Ceramic is the best, but I have some people telling me that you can ...
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
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 ...
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
ceramic pads would be ACDelco Durastop brand (professional grade)
Automobile(s): 2002.5 F55 STS/65500mi, 2004 Ford F150 SuperCab4x4
MD Eastern Shore - Kent Island
Re: What are the best brakes for an 04 Deville?
Originally Posted by notdel
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.
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.