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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-30-2019, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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Brake Upgrade Options (Rotors and Pads)

I put 2011 CTSV 6 pot Brembos on the front and 4 pot brembos on the rear. The package price came with front rotors and pads and I thought what the heck throw them on and get some use out of them. Unfortunately the front has developed hot spots and at aggressive driving at speeds over 100 mph there is a distinct shimmy.

Looking at options now and just curious what people are doing to upgrade this set up? I have R1 Drilled and slotted on my 2014 SRT Grand Cherokee with Hawk Ceramics and that has always been a good setup so I am looking at that but just curious on opinions about EBC Slotted Fronts with EBC redstuff pads? Or Brake performance Drilled and Slotted with Hawk. I am not too worried about a couple dollars difference if there is a distinct advantage to buying something at a little higher price or buying budget if they preform as well as the higher dollar stuff.

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I have been running R1 concept crossed drilled and slotted rotors with Hawk HPS brake pads for along time I have a 150k on my car extremly happy The wearability with this combination has been very good

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Personally I'm a fan of the OEM 2 piece rotors and OEM pads. Yes, the pads dust a great deal, but my wheels are ceramic coated, I don't daily the car, and I wash it as needed.
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Brake Performance drilled and slotted with their premium ceramic pads.
I upgraded to 4 piston front and rear from stock calipers w/dab 4000xs and hawk ceramics.
World of difference.
Don’t know what pads BP uses but they are good.

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I have been using DBA rotors and Carbotech pads. I have used the rotors and pads on track days and autocross as well as daily driving. Dust is minimal and the items have worn well.
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Plan on going CTSV 6 pot up front, 4 pot rear with the ZL1 2 piece rotor design when the time comes.

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Are the fronts 380mm or 365mm? The Baer eradispeed rotor looks promising as well. Thank you.
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.....front has developed hot spots and at aggressive driving at speeds over 100 mph there is a distinct shimmy.
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... I have R1 Drilled and slotted on my 2014 SRT Grand Cherokee with Hawk Ceramics .....
I upgraded to the CTSV brakes for the same reason. I went with R1's top of the line rotor (D+S) and their carbon ceramic pads. No complaints at all anymore and I have since used their rotors and pads on two of my other vehicles.
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Those of you running the R1s are you using the Geomet rotors (higher carbon) or the Eline series? Geomet wasn't available when I bought for my SRT
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Those of you running the R1s are you using the Geomet rotors (higher carbon) or the Eline series? Geomet wasn't available when I bought for my SRT
I used the geomet on my G8 and the eline on my two trucks. I cant tell a difference
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Hey G8trs, Patman here GXP#351 car popped up a U0073 code, my Haynes manual doesn’t list it.. anyone know what it is?
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Are the fronts 380mm or 365mm?
370mm with the 6-piston calipers
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370mm with the 6-piston calipers
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Hey G8trs, Patman here GXP#351 car popped up a U0073 code, my Haynes manual doesnít list it.. anyone know what it is?
Why is this in a brake thread? Post in a section where it isnít buried and you can get some help

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