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Good/Best Brakes....

I searched Google for this first with the x.org. all I found were people asking about problems after they installed their brakes.

What I want to know is what brakes are best to use with the X? I don't know what's on mine now seeing as I just got it a week ago. I assuming they are trash because the dealership put them on there. I interested in ceramics. But idk. I will 90% be a black top driver 10% off road.
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So far the best seems to be the Raybestos EHT 1094HT Pads and pretty much any OEM rotors, stay away from the fancy drilled and slotted

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So far the best seems to be the Raybestos EHT 1094HT Pads and pretty much any OEM rotors, stay away from the fancy drilled and slotted
Thanks for replying. Is there a reason to avoid the drilled/slotted rotors? I heard some type of green break pads at good. And the ceramic breaks are good. I honestly don't know much about cars. I'm still learning.
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Thanks for replying. Is there a reason to avoid the drilled/slotted rotors? I heard some type of green break pads at good. And the ceramic breaks are good. I honestly don't know much about cars. I'm still learning.
My only reason is simple science, or so my old told me, Brakes work off friction, the more friction the better. The more mass on the rotor equals more friction, drilled and slotted have less mass therefore less friction ending with less stopping power, exactly how much is debatable, there are other schools of thought in OEM vs Slotted/drilled like do the slots/holes add the wear on the pads -think cheese grater

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Ok. I'll check out those brake pads. And you said OED rotors/calipers correct?
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https://www.thenewx.org/forum/69-bra...tors-pads.html

Some of the best brake info on this site is in this thread IMHO
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https://www.thenewx.org/forum/69-bra...tors-pads.html

When you search, use your terms with “site:thenewx.org”

Example: “best brakes site:thenewx.org”

The above link was in the first 2 hits. It’s the definitive thread.

As to the performance rotors; drilled and slotted are not the best choice for off-road as mud, rocks, sand, and small animals become trapped in the grooves and drills. Then the debris annihilates your pads, can lead to unbalanced rotors, and cause warping.
The OEM solids are a popular choice, paired with the aforementioned Raybestos pads.

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https://www.thenewx.org/forum/69-bra...tors-pads.html

When you search, use your terms with “site:thenewx.org”

Example: “best brakes site:thenewx.org”

The above link was in the first 2 hits. It’s the definitive thread.

As to the performance rotors; drilled and slotted are not the best choice for off-road as mud, rocks, sand, and small animals become trapped in the grooves and drills. Then the debris annihilates your pads, can lead to unbalanced rotors, and cause warping.
The OEM solids are a popular choice, paired with the aforementioned Raybestos pads.
Eeesh didn't even contemplate that

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@MeHere!, I type too damm slow. Lol!

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https://www.thenewx.org/forum/69-bra...tors-pads.html

When you search, use your terms with “site:thenewx.org”

Example: “best brakes site:thenewx.org”

The above link was in the first 2 hits. It’s the definitive thread.

As to the performance rotors; drilled and slotted are not the best choice for off-road as mud, rocks, sand, and small animals become trapped in the grooves and drills. Then the debris annihilates your pads, can lead to unbalanced rotors, and cause warping.
The OEM solids are a popular choice, paired with the aforementioned Raybestos pads.
Thanks for letting me know. I have been searching with "thenewx.org best breaks" for example. And it wasn't pulling up what I want. But I read through some of the links and I think I'm going to go with the flat disks, with maube ceramic brakes, or the semi metal ones. Depends on how often I want to replace everything.
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