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Dealer wants $575 for brake pads front and rear. Auto Zone has one option for $50 front and rear. Dealer is ridiculous and Auto Zone seems too cheap. What do you guys suggest?
 

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Are you just street/highway driving your car? No need to spend a fortune if you are not on the track frequently.
 

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I buy Auto Zone products pretty much without reservation. They couldn't stay in business if they were selling stuff that isn't FMVSS compliant.
 

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Shit. I just moved and thinned my inventory. I literally just threw a set of front/rear EBC and Hawk pads in the dumpster.
 

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Make sure you get pads that fit your driving needs. Case in point....the big brake kit I got had a set of track pads with them that I simply reused. When cold they hardly work, and I almost rear-ended a guy in front of me on an on-ramp. Hit the brakes and pressed and pressed and pressed....talk about a 'ah-ha' moment. Once those brakes have heat in them they were wonderful, but for street/city driving....I really have to watch it.
 
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You only need them if you're into stopping for the "cars and coffee" BS!
 

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I have several good options if you still need a set. PM me.
 

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I run EBC greens on my street Viper because they don't leave much dust. They don't stop worth a shit but they don't dust as much as other pads. It is a good idea to scuff the rotors and bed the pads or you will run the risk of glazing. If they glaze things can get scary.
 
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