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Brake job
FastN'Fried Offline
Senior Member
#1
Hey NATO :beer:

The bird is in need of a set of brakes. I am getting new rotors and pads, and I'm a little confused as to what I need.

For rotors, is this what the tone ring looks like for the ABS?
[Image: MWG_BD125084_P04_TOP.jpg]

Any recommendations for pads? From what I've read it looks like the OEM material was organic. Am I ok to buy a ceramic set or does this need to stay organic?

Thanks!
1988 Canyon Red Turbo Coupe
Carrillo pistons +.030, ARP hardware, 3in exhaust, and a magnaflow
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#2
That is what the ABS tone ring looks like. The "slot count" has to match what you currently have of it will give the ABS computer fits resulting in false activation of the ABS system.

As for pads, any high quality pads will work... ceramic, semimetallic, etc. I usually go with the NAPA premium pads. As with anything, you get what you pay for.
Jeff Korn

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FastN'Fried Offline
Senior Member
#3
Thanks Jeff! :thumbup:
1988 Canyon Red Turbo Coupe
Carrillo pistons +.030, ARP hardware, 3in exhaust, and a magnaflow
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ridgeback Offline
Member
#4
I have ceramics on my rotors and they stop extremely well. Checked them out after a while of use and they still look newish... they may last the life of the car in my case!


Ron

Black 87 TC, 2nd owner since [email protected], [email protected]
Current Mods: Gillis valve @18psi. K&N Cone. Removed AC components, New: Esslinger Aux. Shaft, Seals, Melling Oil Pump, Heater core. Ranger cam & rollers, new tower bearings, Walbro 255 fuel pump
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Not B Anymore Offline
Administrator
#5
I typically buy Wagner Thermoquiet pads. No idea what they're made of, but they work well for me.
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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FastN'Fried Offline
Senior Member
#6
Ok guys so I went with those rotors off ROCK and wouldn't you know it they only had 1 in stock. I canceled that order and ordered a pair from summit. Unfortunately, they are on order from the factory. I guess that's what I get for not paying the extra $122 at the part store, I just hope they show up this year Sad

For front pads I went with Powerstock ceramic/carbon fiber hodgepodge. Lets hope they don't eat rotors. Now that I think of it maybe I should have ordered a 2nd set for next time. For the rear I plan on getting a set of ceramic pads from the parts store as they were actually cheaper locally than online for ceramic.

Happy Friday NATO!!! :beer:
1988 Canyon Red Turbo Coupe
Carrillo pistons +.030, ARP hardware, 3in exhaust, and a magnaflow
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