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Upgraded rotors?

I have looked for a big brake kit, but couldn't find it. The brakes are good stock... but they could definitely be better. Does anybody make a larger diameter rotor kit for the commander? If not, I can get some performance stock sized rotors/pads.. but my question would be, how hard are they to install? Assuming I have the tools and basic knowledge, can it be done at home?
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they do make stock upgrade like drilled and slotted rotors with upgraded pads. that would be easy enough to do.
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I don't think there is room with stock rims. I hear that the Green Stuff kit is good.
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Not sure where I saw them, but somewhere I have a link for cross drilled & slotted rotors and high performance pads. Stock size, 50-75% better grip with this setup. Will go this route when the stock set needs replacing. Many places sell this stuff.

EDIT - Here is the link, this is a great company, good products, OK prices great customer service. http://www.topbrakes.com/order.cfm?p...NDER&cnotes=-1

The EBC green pads are great, but I prefer Performance Friction, have had great success with them. These folks offer several alternatives. I upgraded my Cutlass to these, and it doubled my stopping power. Will upgrade when I need to do a brake job on the Commander. About $270 total per axle, not too bad.

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tire rack has decent replacement options. havent really seen any big brake kits. there was a thread questioning if the srt8 calipers and hardware would fit. dont think anyone tried though. ive been looking for stainless steel brake lines with no avail also.
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I went with the Green Stuff Brake pad kit and have been very impressed. When the rotors need to go, which will probably be this summer, I am thinking I will be getting these from Powerslot.

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Cool, good info, will swap to these when its time to do my brakes.

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