Based on what evidence?You can get after market pads for a better price. Unless you are doing rally road racing the stock rotors work fine. Ceramic pads wear cast iron rotors down faster!
Have used NAPA Platinum rotors and pads for many years with no problems ever. And we live in the winter salt belt in the mountains.When it's time to replace my brake pads/rotors I was wondering if anyone had recommendations on if I should go OEM or aftermarket. How do the OEM pads/rotors compare to aftermarket options in terms of noise/performance/price?
Stop Tech was the brand of ceramic pads I bought. Insane performance and longevity. 10/10 would buy again.Stock equipment is jus fine. However I've used several aftermarket products and didn't notice much diff. One brand that I would recommend is stop tech. These are worth the extra money in terms of stopping power. I sold my car before they wore so cant speak on longevity, but i Would deff buy them again when i need to do a brake change.
This cannot be understated. And so many people neglect the brake system.And above all, an all around complete brake bleed and proper installation is required. Too many shops/dealers/techs cut as many corners as possible. Hubs need to be cleaned, pins/bores need to be cleaned and lube properly. Pin boots need to be replaced. Everything should be torqued correctly.
I have the Z23 kit on the front of my vehicle.They also offer a slotted/drilled/zinc coated version (Z23), but while those have better braking performance, they might be slightly louder and not really needed for a daily driver.