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Hey all:

I have to change my rear pads and rotors. Got to the 50K mark and now they are low. I figure since (a) I am having to make the change anyway, and (b) my car is now off lease and a "purchase", I want to look at putting an aftermarket part on there.

Can anyone offer suggestions on a good aftermarket brake pad and rotor product that is maybe an upgrade over OEM, but not necessarily super high performance. This is my daily driver and I don't autocross or track the car, just enjoy to get on the gas every now and then.

Thanks!
 

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I have heard Hawk has some good pads? Aren't Brembos a little over-priced? Just curious, I have never really researched pads and rotors on the aftermarket to any great degree.
 

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Well brembos are expensive but from what I understand they are worth it (I'm too poor for them hah) and at 50k I'd think you could just get the rotors turned by a machine shop and as opposed to getting new ones and you should be able to buy nice pads at you local autozone or whatever even up to ceramic


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My 09 Jetta also reached 50k miles. They resurface rotors at Napa for $15 but i didn't need to. You need a special tool to compress the rear piston.
Ceramic rear pads $25 at Advance.
 

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If your running basically stock, just go with stock brakes.. No need to waste money on aftermarket rotors or pads
 

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Brembo?!?!?! lol No sense in looking at those if your not willing to drop a few grand into total upgrade. There are multiple euro tuning websites that offer high quality brake replacement parts either stock or slight upgrade try ECS tuning or parts4euro.com
 
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