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Old 09-30-2012, 06:48 PM
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I am new to this forum and tried searching around, but after 3 pages of looking and not finding anything I figured I would just post. I just bought a 2009 Ram and the front rotor(s) are warped. I figured I would just replace both fronts (and rears if bank account will allow it) and was wondering what everybody on here was going with. I really can't spend too much money, but I know we are talking about my brakes here. What do you all recommend for rotors and pads that won't break the bank.
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PEP BOYS carry EBC products, or they did
I have not used their products, but i am about due for brake pads at least
I have about 75,000 miles on my Ram

http://www.ebcbrakes.com/
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I've seen some people on here talk about the greenstuff pads, is there a reason everybody gets these specifically? What about some good rotors for a decent price?
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Just take your rotors to a local garage/ machine shop and have them mic'ed to see if they they can be lathed (probably can unless they already have been or are severely warped), usually $10-20 per rotor, then pick up some decent pads from local Advanced or Autozone (skip the cheap, entry level stuff), or get some decent quality one's from rockauto.com online. Lube the pins and back of pads with some synthetic brake grease and you'll be good to go. Just make sure to wash the rotors with some soap/water when you get them back from being lathed, as they will have grease/oil residue on them... How many miles on the rig?
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Don't buy new rotors unless you have to, most rotors that have never been machined can brought back to spec safely. Most of the fancy pad/rotor stuff is just hype, unless you get into the upgraded caliper/cross-drilled rotor/autocross type pad setups, which can get VERY expensive. A properly machined set of rotors with some quality pads is just as good as factory. Just make sure everything is clean, and pins/ back of pads/pad shims are lubricated w/ synthetic brake grease and you'll be good to go. I am assuming you're doing the installation yourself, of course...
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There is 60k miles on the truck, I guess I will just do what you all recommend and see how the pads are before I replace them. Anybody here ever painted there calipers? The truck is white and I think white calipers or maybe just black would look pretty good. Don't they make caliper covers too that have Dodge or something written on them?
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