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Old 11-26-2012, 11:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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mix and match brakes?

hey 8th i have a quick question to ask.

im running ebc slotted/drilled rotors on ebc pads.

but the pads are almost done theyre making alot of noise.

i have my oem pads with loads of meat left on them, i was wondering if i threw the oem pads on the ebc rotors would it work out fine?

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Old 11-27-2012, 01:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Its normally not a good idea to mix used pads/rotors. Used pads are going to be "broken in" to whatever rotor they were on previously, and may cause premature wear to your rotors. Pads really aren't very expensive, and IMO it would be best to just buy a new set.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you will be fine as long as you bed them correctly. i normally go thru 2-3 sets of pads before i need rotors. as previously stated the pad will form itself to match the rotor.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks guys, should i re-surface the rotors just to be safe or its not needed, ill be fine by simply just throwing on the other set of pads?

how should i bed them in properly?
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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you will be fine as long as you bed them correctly. i normally go thru 2-3 sets of pads before i need rotors. as previously stated the pad will form itself to match the rotor.
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No need to resurface rotors unless you're getting a shimmy or vibration during braking. I doubt you'll find a shop willing to resurface your slotted / drilled rotors too.

Different pad manufacturers have different burnishing procedures. I just go up to 30mph and do a hard stop down to 5mph. Do that about 10 times.

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No need to resurface rotors unless you're getting a shimmy or vibration during braking. I doubt you'll find a shop willing to resurface your slotted / drilled rotors too.
damn really...why is that, only works on blanks?
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Different pad manufacturers have different burnishing procedures. I just go up to 30mph and do a hard stop down to 5mph. Do that about 10 times.


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damn really...why is that, only works on blanks?
It could damage their cutting tips
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Different pad manufacturers have different burnishing procedures. I just go up to 30mph and do a hard stop down to 5mph. Do that about 10 times.




It could damage their cutting tips
okay thank u for the advice ill do that when i put the new pads on.

guess i wont bother trying to re-surface the rotors either..
i do have the stock blank rotors but im sure the ebc ones should just stay on..
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
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yea you could leave them on. the other reason that most shops wont mess with them is because drilled/slotted rotors are actually weaker than blanks and they run the risk of not only damaging their equipment but cracking your rotor as well. drilled/slotted rotors arent really needed for street use and the benefits of them on the track are marginal as well.
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thanks for the helpful info!
ill be throwing my oem pads on the ebc rotors soon, my brakes are making the most annoying noise in the world i cant take it anymore.
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Oem pads ftw bro! Lol
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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i prefer ebc redstuff for street use...i can stop wayy shorter than any other si on stock pads...just make sure if you get these to get the autozone rotors with 2 year warranty because they will eat up about 2 sets before theyre halfway done.
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ill prob get the yellow stuff pads later on, dont have extra money now and my oem pads have a ton of life on them so might as well throw those on to save money and have some brakes..
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good plan sir
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the noise is strange, it goes away after i wash my car but after driving for a while it comes back.
the stranger thing is when im turning left the noise gets worst vs if im turning right theres no noise at all.
when braking the noise is extremely loud, even when not braking im hearing these sounds..

should i get the calipers lubed when putting in the new pads?
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