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hey guys I have a question my brakes were squeaking bad so took them to the shop they said i need new rotors and pads. Well they wanted $450 for parts and labor so i said nty and decided i'd do it myself. well i can get the stuff to do it for $120 or i can get these off ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-PAIR-FR...GT&hash=item43abdd7c6a&vxp=mtr#ht_1956wt_1271 or http://www.ebay.com/itm/FRONT-2-PRE...elica|Submodel:GT&hash=item43af26f2e5&vxp=mtr the first one comes with pads and rotors and seconds just rotors i was just wondering what you guys thought i dont want to buy junk but don't need top of the line either. any replies would be great thanks for the help.
 

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Both those are cheap chinese junk.

Stoptech Street Performance pads and plain Centric or Brembo rotors. Or Hawk HPS pads.

Stoptech street pads are high dust high bite and work best at low to medium temps, great for normal and spirited driving, but suffer at higher temps.
Hawk HPS pads are mediocre when cold, better at medium to higher temps and good for normal driving but shine when pushed a little, will overheat on the track at very high temps.

I run all Centric blank rotors and HPS front and Street pads rear. Gives a good balance, HPS take the heat upfront and Street work nicely in the rear where they don't get as hot. Street pads are VERY aggressive and dusty.
 

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Ceramic pads are OK if you're just driving around and don't care about stopping hard and fast and want clean wheels. Fine for every day driving, horrible for any kind of aggressive or spirited driving. My experiences with them are that no matter how hard you press once you reach a certain level of friction they just plateau there and don't bite any harder. Pedal half down stops as hard as full down.
 

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yea my celica's just a dd and i really don't drive aggressive (auto gt) i don't stomp on my brakes so those would be great i hate the dust i can get ceramic brakes for about 40-50 at advance and rotors for 30-40 ea there also. http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/we...ramic-brake-pads-wearever-platinum_10146209-p and then these http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_brake-rotor-wearever_15670266-p my dad got some pads from there for his truck he said there not to bad just don't know about those rotors and ty for all your help i appreciate it.
 

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I would still stick with Centric or Brembo rotors, they're top quality parts. As for pads Wagner has some Quickstop Ceramic pads which are good, as as the Thermoquiet.
 
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