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I got the offical whinning noise today...

What has seem to be the best pads for these rigs?

Thanks

-so far just the front, will be checking all soon
 

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I went with the Nissan pads. Other than the dust they work really well. I didn't even turn the rotors and never have any noise.
 

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When I had my 1st gen I used EBC slotted and crossed drilled rotors with green stuff pads. They are a little pricey but worth every cent
 

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I went with the Pepboys premium pads, about 50 bucks. i didn't turn my rotors either. They work fine, no dust. Can't stand the Nissan pad dust all over my rims.
 

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thanks-was up in the mountains this weekend, started sqeeling once we hit the top. So the whole ride down sunday afternoon was skreetching and squeeling :)
 

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I've had my truck for 120,000 miles done brakes 4 times with Nissan oem brake pads. Only changed rotors twice now but i do cut them with an on-car lathe. i get 30,000 miles out of them and i trailer my jet skis and quad almost every weekend.
 

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i bought the premium pads from autozone. i'm not really sure if the premium ones are much better, but they'll have to replace them with the premiums thanks to the lifetime warranty. plus the premies come with all new clips
 

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I was leaning on the highest side of the napa ones or the "green stuff" until I called les schwab and it sounded like they do a whole break job-but $250.00 and another $200.00 if I need the back done.
 

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I have Bendix Ceramic pads, they work like normal in day to day driving but on the highway they really shine when you need to slow down in a hurry. Have to add that I have PowerSlot rotors on mine too.

Prior to that I used Carquest brand pads, they worked great.
 

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When I had my 1st gen I used EBC slotted and crossed drilled rotors with green stuff pads. They are a little pricey but worth every cent
I put the rotors and the "7000 series Green" on mine and thay seem to work great. Still have dust, but seems to be not quite as much as some I have seen.
 

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I've had my truck for 120,000 miles done brakes 4 times with Nissan oem brake pads. Only changed rotors twice now but i do cut them with an on-car lathe. i get 30,000 miles out of them and i trailer my jet skis and quad almost every weekend.
Im on my 3 set of pads and second rotors at 165K. Have you considered trailer brakes?
 

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I put the rotors and the "7000 series Green" on mine and thay seem to work great. Still have dust, but seems to be not quite as much as some I have seen.
Yep that is what I put on my 1st gen. I really don't know that much of how much brake dust I had on my truck due to that my rims where black and that no matter what you are going to have some kind of brake dust on your rims.
 

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Brakes Done...
You find out something new all the time...
Today I found out, even though I have a 2002 Frontier-the brake pads that actually fit, are from 2001... Checked the born on date sticker of rig and says 05/02
 

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Just FYI to all doing brakes. For 2003 and newer Nissan upgraded the brakes. The brakes are the same off the xterra. They are a bit larger than than the 2002-and ealier. Not sure why Nissan did this but possibly to save $$$ and give the Frontier a bit better stopping power. Even the calipers are different.
 
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