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#556230 - 10/07/04 07:13 PM Autozone Duralast Gold Brake Pads
tmorris1 Offline


Registered: 07/15/03
Posts: 2216
Loc: MN
I've heard good things about the Autozone Duralast Gold brake pads. They have a lifetime warranty for 27.99 for my Pontiac van. Anyone ever used them? I have read on other forums that people have had good luck with them and the price seems pretty good. They also sell s higher end pad for 37.99 that is supposed to have some ceramic in it, but who knows how much. I realize these might not be the best, but then again this isn't a race car either. I have used NAPA pads in my other vehicles with good luck, but I have an Autozone gift card. Anyone have an opinion?

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#556231 - 10/08/04 09:53 AM Re: Autozone Duralast Gold Brake Pads
Seth_TJ Offline


Registered: 09/26/02
Posts: 250
Loc: WV
Can't go wrong with Performance Friction from autobone. My neighbor has been through 3 sets on his ram and all on the same rotor. Keep in mine he tows a 12k lb trailer and a 13k camper all the time on a diesel. I just bough the PF carbon metallics with lifetime warranty for my Jeep Wrangler. I'm coupling them with Raybestos PG solid rotors

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#556232 - 10/07/04 10:26 PM Re: Autozone Duralast Gold Brake Pads
Clement Offline


Registered: 03/23/04
Posts: 341
Loc: Upstate, NY
I'm using the Duralast Gold pads right now, I installed them just under 1K miles ago. Well, they work. Happy with them so far. They were easy to install, and came with the caliper slide grease in the box. I have no problem with paying $7 per pad if they'll last me 50K miles.

My car is a 2002 Hyundai Accent.

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#556233 - 10/07/04 11:15 PM Re: Autozone Duralast Gold Brake Pads
benjamming Offline


Registered: 01/03/04
Posts: 5887
Loc: northern Alabama
Don't pretty much all OTC pads have some ceramic in them?

I don't like to skimp on brake pads. I have found that you typically get what you pay for.

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#556234 - 10/07/04 11:25 PM Re: Autozone Duralast Gold Brake Pads
tmorris1 Offline


Registered: 07/15/03
Posts: 2216
Loc: MN
quote:
Originally posted by benjamming:
Don't pretty much all OTC pads have some ceramic in them?

I don't like to skimp on brake pads. I have found that you typically get what you pay for.

I generally agree with this line of thinking, however at $30-40, I don't really know if I am skimping? They are in the same price range as Raybestos and AC Delco pads. I believe that the pads on the van are the OEM pads and I got 95,000 out of them.

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#556235 - 10/07/04 11:29 PM Re: Autozone Duralast Gold Brake Pads
Seth_TJ Offline


Registered: 09/26/02
Posts: 250
Loc: WV
quote:
Originally posted by tmorris1:
quote:
Originally posted by benjamming:
Don't pretty much all OTC pads have some ceramic in them?

I don't like to skimp on brake pads. I have found that you typically get what you pay for.

I generally agree with this line of thinking, however at $30-40, I don't really know if I am skimping? They are in the same price range as Raybestos and AC Delco pads. I believe that the pads on the van are the OEM pads and I got 95,000 out of them.
Hehe... Skimping is in the eye of the beholder. If you were rich or hardcore you would try to get some Praise Dyno cryo parts ($800 for the kit for my Jeep) or you would try to get some EGR Carbon-kevlar pads like my neighbor just put on his Benz. like 200+ dollars for a set of pads with no warranty, crazy....


and about ceramic I figure my performance friction carbon metallic have some ceramic in them. really it is all about marketing. Who knows it the "ceramic pads" are actually even 20% ceramic? nobody knows!

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#556236 - 10/17/04 07:57 PM Re: Autozone Duralast Gold Brake Pads
tmorris1 Offline


Registered: 07/15/03
Posts: 2216
Loc: MN
I ended up bying the Performance Friction Carbon Metallic pads for 39.99. I just got them installed and they definitely have much stronger stopping power than the OEM pads.

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#556237 - 04/10/05 08:41 PM Re: Autozone Duralast Gold Brake Pads
digitaldrifter91 Offline


Registered: 09/14/02
Posts: 1902
Loc: cali
i have these for my 86 300zx and they are great!

but my accord is another story. today i took it for a fade test, so i went around the block pretty fast, braking etc....finally it fadded away and started not stopping at all....you got to think about, i was braking hard in every corner, 50-10 every time...finally after like a few blocks it finally gave in.

but normal braking in the city these things are solid, but man in a way i was disapointed in how fast they would fade...i wouldnt take it auto-x thats for sure.

i wonder if i should return it.

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#556238 - 04/10/05 10:55 PM Re: Autozone Duralast Gold Brake Pads
Mud Offline


Registered: 10/06/04
Posts: 701
Loc: Texas
Preformance Friction pads all around on my 95 CV (4 wheel disc) installed 35,000 miles ago. Rotors are fine and the pads still have an easy 1/2 life still left. Then back to autozone for a free replacement set of pads.

These pads are also on 2 other family cars and a pickup as well. I'm very pleased with them and think that they are worth the price. I was replacing the low cost $12 pad sets every 10=12K miles.

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#556239 - 04/11/05 12:02 AM Re: Autozone Duralast Gold Brake Pads
doitmyself Offline


Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 5941
Loc: MI
I had great luck with Performance brand pads about four years ago.

When I went to do my son's car recently, AZ told me the Performance pads now only have a 2 year warranty.
Is this true????

I used the dura last golds and they seem to be excellent also.

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#556240 - 04/11/05 01:53 AM Re: Autozone Duralast Gold Brake Pads
mechtech Offline


Registered: 08/11/04
Posts: 2387
Loc: Chicago area
Hawk HPS [NOT plus], are the best street pads I've had experience with. Better in all respects, except price.

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#556241 - 04/21/05 10:16 AM Re: Autozone Duralast Gold Brake Pads
digitaldrifter91 Offline


Registered: 09/14/02
Posts: 1902
Loc: cali
update, on my accord after super beating them...i got em to work nicely and WOW it grips! i went up and down mountains like it was nothing!

performance friction is 2 year warrenty only...not worth it IMO.

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#556242 - 04/21/05 07:17 PM Re: Autozone Duralast Gold Brake Pads
TheLoneRanger Offline


Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 1496
Loc: Southeast United States
I've worn out one set of Performance Friction pads on an Explorer, and installed another. These pads seem to wear relatively quickly, but they don't wear the rotors. I'd much rather replace pads more often, and not have to replace the rotors.

Don't forget the caliper slide grease. I had a slide that was frozen tight, and wearing the stock pads unevenly. Probably from a lack of grease from the factory....... [Roll Eyes]

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#556243 - 04/22/05 07:15 AM Re: Autozone Duralast Gold Brake Pads
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 40524
Loc: New Jersey
AZ lifeime pads have been EXCELLENT on my GF's integra. Try and replace the rotors while youre at it. Usually theyre pretty cheap.

JMH

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#556244 - 03/04/06 12:55 AM Re: Autozone Duralast Gold Brake Pads
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 19269
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
Bump.

Just got back from the shop. Had both the front and rear brake pads replaced with new Autozone Duralast Gold "Ceramic" pads. $49.95 per set, $100 total. More info to come in the Off-Topic Section.

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