Date: Wed, 05 May 2004 05:11:58 GMT From: meld_b <meld_bnospamo.com> Subject: Re: Brake Recommendation?
I've got some related questions.. a shop near me quoted $330/$340 for front/back brakes (or the otherway round) I asked about just changing pads and they said that their experience is that they'll squeel and warp so bad that I'll be back to put rotors on. I was trying to be pro-active and work on them before they were making a grinding noise... but their approach seems to align with the "ain't broke don't fix" mentioned below. It looks like a set of Brembo pads is ~$40... Maybe I should go mike my rotors and see if they've been turned??? Never bled brake lines before, I see that eeuroparts sells a tank thing for ~$45 to assist with that, anyone used that? -meld Mine is a 1998 900S with 133,000 but unknown time on the brakes. Fred W. wrote: > "Hatchback" <hatchback299nospamottabekidding.com> wrote in message "If it aint broke dont fix it probably should have prevailed". > > > How right you are... > >>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. > > No, you should have left them alone until the pads were down to 25% or less > and then slapped some pads on there without doing anything to the rotors. > Just because they ahve a ridge does not mean they need to be turned. You > only turn them if they are not running true, and then you are probably > better off getting *good* replacement rotors, > > >>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. > > > Never heard of them. Why not get some brand name manufacturer's rotors and > pads or OEMs and start over again? Good rotor brands would be ATE, > Zimmerman, Brembo, Balo or SAAB. Get regular solid rotors. Don't fall for > the cross-drilled or slotted hype. It just costs you extra money and wears > your pads faster. You don't say what car this is for, so I can't tell you > prices. > > Good street pads that are cheap and almost dust free are the PBR Deluxe's. > They are also somewhat easy on the rotors, being a softer compound, but not > good for high performance driving such as autocross or track use. > > YMMV, > -Fred W > >