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Old February 11th, 2008, 15:21   #1
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Default Certified Pads from CT any good?

A buddy told me that brake pads were on clearance for 65%off at CT. Both front and back were $18.79 plus tax a set.

Two questions though...

Are the Certified pads from CT any good?

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How do I tell if I have 280mm rotors or 288mm rotors without freezing my fingers off measuring??

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Old February 11th, 2008, 15:51   #2
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I think they would do for average use - light load but if you like hammering it, they fade pretty quick just my experience with them. you get what you pay for.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 15:59   #3
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Can't beat $20 for pads..


You have 280mm rotors.. 288mm's are on the 1.8T and VR6.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 17:42   #4
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Can't beat $20 for pads..


You have 280mm rotors.. 288mm's are on the 1.8T and VR6.
Thanks,

I thought it may be something to do with some sort of factory upgrade.

I got the 280mm. I am a pretty tame driver. These should do me fine. Besides, couldn't pass up this deal. Pads all around for under $44 tax in!
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Old February 11th, 2008, 19:27   #5
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Personally I consider brakes a safety item. I always use an excellent quality pad on all my cars. Including beaters. The CTC crap doesn't hold up in my books.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 19:42   #6
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i share the same sentiments as you Uberhare. Definatley noticed a BIG difference in braking power between the cdn tire discount stuff and the Brembo / Pagid brands.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 02:37   #7
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Right now I have CT pads (Munro) and rotors on the front of my beast and they work just fine.

I do mainly highway driving (80km/h speed limit) for long stretches of time. If I were on the 400 series highways, and I felt a difference, I might be inclined to spend a bit more $$ the next time around. But for the type of driving that I do, they are more then satisfactory.

...and you can't knock the price.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 13:06   #8
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Certified pads are on their way to being discontinued at CT, being replaced by NASCAR branded pads. Don't know anything about the new pads ...
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Old February 13th, 2008, 13:06   #9
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Good price, and fair parts. If you are a typical daily driver, go for it. Nothing wrong with them. There are better out there for sure, but, they will perform perfectly well. I would install them, and not give it another thought.

That being said, I have brembo's and pagids on my car....Its all about money....and how much you want to spend for a little better performance. And I believe, the first stop would be as good with them as any others....its the 2nd and 3rd where you will have issues. But, as a daily driver on a highway, this is not really an issue.

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