Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 21:27:48 GMT From: "Hatchback" <hatchback299nospamottabekidding.com> Subject: Brake Recommendation?
My original factory brake hardware was obviously made of superior quality materials. At 60K miles I had it all replaced as a preventive measure. My mistake. "If it aint broke dont fix it probably should have prevailed". Pads were down by 50% and the rotors had a decent ridge but were still "true". I should have had those rotors turned and re-used. The replacement pads and rotors barely lasted 6K miles and were a rusty mess. These parts rust every night. Every morning there is a crunchy grinding noise as the pads scrub away the rust. If the car sits for 2-3 days the rust is unbelievable. Good thing I use it most days for 40 - 50 miles. I tried EuroRotor thinking that it was of decent quality. No such luck. Pads and rotors have been replaced twice and I am now up to 73K and my rotors are a mess again. They look like they were brought up from the Titanic. The pads are still at about 90% but have almost no grip. Does anyone have a decent recommendation that wont "brake" the bank!