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So, I just purchased the car used, but had figured it had been tracked some. Anyway, the gas gauge was not reading correctly, so I took it to a Nissan dealership. Lol.....they are switching out the gauge cluster under warranty, but as is typical with any dealership, they like to pile on everything. Anyhow, one of the things they mentioned is that the brake pads are down to 3mm, which obviously means they need to be replaced. However, the amount they want for that is absurd. Basically, $2000 to change pads. I have changed pads for years and after seeing the DIY guides here, that price is absolutely ridiculous. So, what are some good pads to replace with the stock rotors? Is it better or a "have to" to go ahead and switch out the rotors and pads at once? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. This car will be a street car and I doubt will ever go to the track.
 

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It appears that Hawk HPS appears to be the best by consensus. Also, it looks like DBA or the AP J-Hooks are the preferred rotor. I question after reading the other threads if the rotors need to be changed. It looks like I need to look at the rotors myself for cracks. Which I didn't notice any cracks when I looked at them.
 

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The "cheapest usable" rotors would be the DBA 5000 discs. I keep them in stock. We will be running our annual Stop-Tober brake sale again starting Oct 1st, so it would be a good time to buy and save even more.
 

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I'll be in contact Tim....you are always VERY helpful! The rotors may put a halt on that tune we were talking about :/
 

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So wear down a 15k transmission instead of a few hundred dollar pads? Great idea!

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Thats why we downshift everywhere :p I can literally bring the car to 5 mph at any light before hitting the brakes at this point. I think that will make my breaks last!
Ah, the old engine brake method. I gotta go with the consensus on this one, you triple-ing the amount of wear your clutches are taking bro.
 

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Guys by comparing Hawk HPS to Hawk ceramic pads... which one will have less noise, less dust and last longer?

I already have Hawk HPS, the noise is there but less than the oem pads..
 
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