Have you tried those renamed pads ? I have , and they are amazing .
Pads and Rotors for $235 and you get the JF discount on them .
What bugs me is that if these had Metal Cloaks name on them you would have them on your lawnmower . I have run premium ceramic pads and now the Savvys . The difference between the two is significant .
Im actually not all things Metal Cloak. Yes, I love their fenders, bumpers, control arms etc, but quite a few of their products I am not a fan of(Like their trackbars and springs to name a few)for one reason or another.
I have no issues with the BM brakes either other than the fact that all the items are just double marked up or rebadged. Its not like these are some custom made, specially formulated products. If Metal Cloak or any other company just took X product and marked it up even further, Id have the same issue.
The package Andy mentioned I believe was more than just a pair of front rotors and pads. It was front and rear rotors/drums, front/rear pads/shoes and rear drum hardware and was listed as $475. After I did a quick search, I was able to come up with a total of $275 roughly.
For all I know $200 is a big deal to Andy(It would be for me). That $200 saved can go towards other upgrades he may also need.......and it seems he has a list of needs. If its not, then no big deal, but at least he has his options laid out in front of him one way or the other.
As for the pads, rotors, yes I run them. Centric Premium(OEM)rotors, and Raybestos ceramic pads(Stoptech Fleet 300 series also makes a pad nearly identical in performance for $45 a set). Night and day difference over the typical generic pads available and noticeably better than the overpriced EBC yellow pads.