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Hi. I'm WAY overdue on getting new pads and rotors up front on my 07 Versa 1.8s. I've seen several good instructional threads here on how to replace them, so I'd like to give it a crack myself. Can anyone recommend some decent, inexpensive parts? I don't need top of the line, at all. I just want to save money and not have something that will get me killed. Links are helpful. :)

Thanks!
 

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oem are your best bet, they run at about 30-40 each at any auto store (autozone, pepboys, etc.).
 

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I like Hawk products but for regular duty I like Wagner thermoquiets. As far as pads, a complete set comes in a box so you'll only need one box.

Rotors are sold seperate. In general, most are junky and nearly all come from China with so little material it is nearly impossible to resurface them so you end up having to replace them.

Brembo blanks are great but I am not sure if they are made for our applications.
 

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When I did my brakes, I went with Centric Rotors (the ones with the e-coating to help deter rust) and Hawk Pads. The Centric parts are pretty good quality and I haven't had any issues thus far with them. And up to this point I haven't seen any rust on them, so maybe the magical e-coating I thought was crap is actually decent. Whatever you do though, don't order the parts through Nissan. They quoted me at over $100 per rotor, which is ridiculous. And make sure you select the engine when you buy them, because the 1.6 versas have a smaller diameter rotor than the 1.8 versas. the 1.8's should be a 280mm rotor. If you haven't already, you can check out my video :D

 

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Akebono Performance Pads
Picked up from tirerack.com

They seem to perform better then the hawk pads.

I just installed these on my last brake pad change. Great pad! Way better then the OEMs! The oem always made me feel like I had to apply too much peddel preasure to get the car to stop. In in socal traffic that just starts to get irritating. These pad def took care of that issue. Now its a nice linear response. I have near zero dusting on the rims. They are a great pad for the price. Just make sure you get the performance ones. The company makes a non performance pad it it kinda stinks!.
 

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slotted rotors

I need to replace soon my front pads and I think the rotors. I am looking at ebay slotted rotors and ceramic pads.

Anything I should be concerned about with this setup, or should I just stick with OEM non-slotted or cross-drilled rotors?
 

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I need to replace soon my front pads and I think the rotors. I am looking at ebay slotted rotors and ceramic pads.

Anything I should be concerned about with this setup, or should I just stick with OEM non-slotted or cross-drilled rotors?
If it's some random brand that you have never heard of you should probably be concerned. Most cheap slotted rotors from eBay are crap. You can get slotted rotors just get them from a reliable brand. Same thing with pads.
 

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I replaced my rotors 6 months ago and my brake pads about 4 weeks ago.

Rotors were stock RDA ones and were about AUD$40 per corner.
Pads were Bendix General CTs at AUD$60 for a full front set and AUD$50 for a full rear set.

Couldn't be happier with what I've gotten. While they are very close to OEM and have no bells and whistles, they were cheap and have given me better braking performance than the factory-fitted set.

That said....I will be going to custom slotted and drilled DBAs and QFM pads when these ones wear out...
 
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