Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 09:47:54 -0400
From: "BL" <>
Subject: Re: Brakes - Saab or not?

I'm using KVR pads ( see link) on my 9-5. So far so good. They feel better than stock and the dusting has beem dramatically reduced. I wanted to try EBC ceramic pads, but the rep suggested that they might not perform well in the winter ( I'm in Canada). "John Dawson" <> wrote in message news:qNRSc.717$ > Hi, > > I wonder if I could get a few opinions here about brakes, i.e. is it > imperative to have Saab or Saab-approved people fit Saab-branded pads or > does anyone use 'regular' fitters and non-Saab pads? > > I have a '99 9-5 SE Estate (Wagon) and I'm sure much like other folks here > am finding the very high cost of these along with tyres, servicing, repairs, > etc. somewhat crippling and would like to try to make savings where possible > but not at the expense of potentially ruining the car or adversely affecting > the value if it comes to that. > > We all know what Saab would advise but there must be some flexibility, > especially for 'older' cars? > > Thanks in advance, > > John > >

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