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Old 08-02-2006, 10:29 AM
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Can I use the same pads?

This is for my DD, a 2001 Chevy Malibu LS. I don't know what Chevy was thinking when they designed the brakes for these cars. I currently have on the car a set of Brembo rotors that have already been turned and they are beginning to warp. I can feel the vibration and pulsing when applying the brakes. Now the pads are in really good condition. I have another set of brand new slotted rotors(got a really great deal on them) sitting in the garage that I want to put on the car. My question is, can I use the pads that are on the car now with the new rotors?

I know it is highly recommended that I use new pads, but I just hate throwing away these pads with so much meat still on them, that and the budget is a little tight right now.

What are your thoughts?

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Chris

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Old 08-03-2006, 05:39 PM
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Put new pads on and save those used ones for your next brake job and hope you dont need new rotors at that time........................Chances are, with the crap that they put out today, that you till need them though.
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full metallic pads I'm guessing? if so, get new 1's. the full metallic pads are so hard that they destroy rotors. if they are organic/ semimetallic, you could reuse them, as long as there not cracked or chipped.
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The existing pads are Performance Friction Carbon Metalic. So I'm guessing that they would eat up the new rotors?

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The existing pads are Performance Friction Carbon Metalic. So I'm guessing that they would eat up the new rotors?

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yep, they are far too agressive. chuck them and replace with semi metallic.
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