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Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2004 16:46:41 -0500
From: "Fred W." <Fred.Willsnospamove this to reply to'>
Subject: Re: Front Brake rotors

"Kevin Rhodes" <> wrote in message news:yOShd.75863$ > >Front Brake wise, I can get either Brembo ($46.29) or Zimmerman >>($59.88) vs Genuine Saab ($92.80). I could really use the savings, >>but I just spent $560 on new Michelin tires and wonder if I should >>start being cheap and compromising at this point. Anyone here ever >>used Brembo or Zimmerman??? > > Both actually - excellent quality in either case. Surely you don't think > Saab > makes their own brake rotors? They are probably ATE or Brembo in a Saab > box. I > would certainly go for the Brembos. I thin you are right. ATE as I recall. I know the calipers are because they are stamped ATE right on 'em. > > BTW, I am quite convinced that Michelins are reputation over substance... > I'm > a HUGE fan of Kuhmo tires, cheap and very good. Here, I would differ with you. I have some Kumhos for my Jeep Wrangler and also some low profiles for one of my other cars (a BMW 325i) which are wearing poorly and blocking up, but I put some on a SAAB 9-3SE I had and they drove like they were made from too hard of a compound. Damn things would spin like crazy with just a moderate acceleration. I forget which specific model they were, but they were Z rated, sop the compound should have been pretty soft. Michelins *are* somewhat over-priced, but they are also consistently excellent tires. You really can't go wrong with them except in the pocketbook. Ya pays ya money and ya takes ya chances... -Fred W Londonderry, NH

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