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    Wow lots of questions! Sorry about not posting exactly which pads I bought. The pads are Ferodo DS2500's for all four corners. I haven't driven around enough with the pads yet to determine how much they dust but they are suppose to be a quieter, low dusting pad. After searching a bunch of places for these pads I found that TopBrakes.com could get them cheaper and faster then anyone else. They were very helpful and quick to respond to my questions not to mention that the pads arrived in the time period that they gave me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Abarth Phreak View Post
    Very good find...thanks for doing the research on it. Can you provide more details on the site that you obtained them? Also, how bad a shape were your rotors? Also looking forward to a report when you get a few turns on them.
    I do not currently have pics of the old rotors but I will post some for you tomorrow.

    Quote Originally Posted by SeaDawg View Post
    Looking at the www.moparonlineparts.com website it looks like that price is per rotor for the front rotors on my 2012 Sport; website price $28.81 (suggested retail $41.75). For a 500 with PERFORMANCE brakes, which, I ASSUME, are for the Abarth/T; website price is about $68 per front rotor (suggested retail $98.35).
    Quote Originally Posted by mkawa View Post
    he's probably giving us the dealer quote he got including labor
    The quote that I was given of over $500 was from the local dealership, over the phone for just parts. I have way less then $500 invested in this setup for all four corners!

    So after driving with them for a few days now and I am very surprised that they bit as hard as they do with out any warming up in this cold weather. Here are some links to the pads.

    http://www.topbrakes.com/carSeriesDe...IAT+500+Abarth
    You must use 2013 instead of 2012 for 2012 owners because there is no Abarth option for that year.
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    quieter, low dusting, no warmup? hmmm... something seems unlikely here

    glad that you're happy with them.

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    I will give you a full report later. Hoping to get out on Road America on May 5th. That will be the ultimate test. I can tell you though right now when lightly hitting the brakes there is a slight brake squeal that you get from a track pad. Hopefully they modulate well on track.
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    deffo let us know. i like the OEM pad feel for now but we will want to have good descriptions of our options in the community at some point so that people can weigh their aftermarket options

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    Nice find on the pads. I've been waiting for either Ferodo or Hawk to have something for our cars!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENZOSON View Post
    Pass. I had Slotted/Drilled combo on my RX8 and they eventually cracked after some hard driving. I spent a good chunk of change on those rotors, couldn't even imagine how long a cheap set would last, probably a few months... The best brake combo I've found is a blank rotor, OEM or aftermarket if you like, then the best pads you can afford.

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    Tirerack lists ceramic pads (meh) and an assortment of brake rotors now for the 2013 Abarth. They have slot and slotted/crossdrilled listed. Must be new as they had nothing two months ago.

    http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/resul...3&autoModClar=
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    awesome, the stoptech stuff is already hitting shelves (that's all stoptech stuff btw, centric is their OE replacement brand)

    also proper drilled rotors are cast with holes, they aren't actually drilled. such rotors should not be weak around the holes. if you had rotors that were actually drilled they would be weak and prone to fracturing around the holes. don't buy cheap "drilled" rotors people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkawa View Post
    awesome, the stoptech stuff is already hitting shelves (that's all stoptech stuff btw, centric is their OE replacement brand)

    also proper drilled rotors are cast with holes, they aren't actually drilled. such rotors should not be weak around the holes. if you had rotors that were actually drilled they would be weak and prone to fracturing around the holes. don't buy cheap "drilled" rotors people.
    Even the cast ones will crack if you use your brakes hard enough. To me all those fancy rotors are just for looks and cost you more money. If you go to the race track and look at professional race teams cars you will not find any drilled rotors unless they are carbon ceramic. They are either slotted or blanks.
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