patelajit

2011 journey mainstreet rear brake job

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Hello,

I need opinion about 2011 mainstreet rear brakes.  I need to replace pads and rotors.  I am not going to buy OEM since they are wearing out too quickly.

Should I buy Ceramic or Semi-metallic?  The price is about same and warranty is also lifetime limited on both.

 

Normally I would do brake pads myself but since rotors are involved, I will be paying 50 bucks for rear job which is not too bad.  So if pads run out say in 30K miles, I will replace myself so it won't cost me more than my time.

 

So bottom line question:  Ceramic pads or Semi-metallic?  If any brand besides OEM, I will consider them also but most likely will just get mid-grade from auto parts store or amazon or ebay motors.

 

Thank you!

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I'd go ceramic all the way.

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I changed to Ceramic and will never go back.  Lasting way longer then I thought, close to 40k and plenty left on the pads.

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just worked on my 2014 and looked at the front pads and they still look like new at 54 k so yea ceramic is the way to go....also no dust 

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5 hours ago, patelajit said:

Hello,

I need opinion about 2011 mainstreet rear brakes.  I need to replace pads and rotors.  I am not going to buy OEM since they are wearing out too quickly.

Should I buy Ceramic or Semi-metallic?  The price is about same and warranty is also lifetime limited on both.

 

Normally I would do brake pads myself but since rotors are involved, I will be paying 50 bucks for rear job which is not too bad.  So if pads run out say in 30K miles, I will replace myself so it won't cost me more than my time.

 

So bottom line question:  Ceramic pads or Semi-metallic?  If any brand besides OEM, I will consider them also but most likely will just get mid-grade from auto parts store or amazon or ebay motors.

 

Thank you!

so is he going to turn your rotors as $50 for a brake job is a hell of a deal as the pads will cost you at least $30-50 and turning rotors usually cost about $10 each?

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Hi, Sorry I was not clear.  It will cost me 50 dollars labor to install new rotors and new pads.  I have to buy my own pads and rotors.

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