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Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2004 15:09:52 -0500
From: "Fred W." <Fred.Willsnospamove this to reply to' myrealbox.com>
Subject: Re: Front Brake rotors


"Gemini Jackson" <geminijacksonnospamail.com> wrote in message news:ctnfo0pjcci26hqc65t19415muvn4fnfb5nospamcom... > On Tue, 2 Nov 2004 13:54:34 -0500, "Fred W." <Fred.Willsnospamove this > to reply to' myrealbox.com> wrote: > >> >>"Gemini Jackson" <geminijacksonnospamail.com> wrote in message >>news:5etdo09epk1l04v58em6ebe768vihvgaghnospamcom... >>> >>> >>> the only shop within 50 miles that will do my brakes can only get >>> front rotors for no less than about $90. I found them here >>> http://www.eeuroparts.com/ for $46.29, Part Code: 4839320B. Is this >>> as good quality as what I would get at most auto shops? >>> >>> A few moments later... >>> >>> I just realized that it was a genuine Saab part, those are about $90. >>> Are the cheaper manufactured parts faulty? >>> ~GJ~ >> >>No they are not faulty. eeuroparts.com is the lowest priced, highest >>quality, fastest shipping SAAB parts place on the web. I have done >>thousands of dollars of business with them and never been disappointed >>once. >>If you order the OE SAAB parts from them you get the exact same thing you >>would get from the stealership at double or treble the price. The >>aftermarket ones (scantech, etc.) are all OEM quality and are as good as >>OE. >> >>No affiliation, yada, yada... >> >>-Fred W >> > > 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??? Yes. Zimmerman rotors (the non-crossdrilled ones) are excellent. They are made in germany and TUV certified. They are quite likely of better quality than OE SAAB rotors and will probably last longer since they seem less prone to warp. I would not hesitate to use them and actually have on several of my SAABs and BMWs in the past. I have not used Brembo disks and have heard some mixed reports on them. The may have more than one quality that they prduce, or the bad reports may have been for cross-drilled rotors. You should stay away from cross drilled rotors at any cost. I would also recommend using the "PBR Deluxe" brake pads with them. These are so inexpensive you might think that they are of inferior quality, but that is not the case at all. They give excellent feel, wear well, are easy on the rotors due to a fairly soft compound, and leave almost no brake dust on your wheels. The only thing that I would not recommend them for is the track and / or very aggressive driving. In that case you would want a harder brake material. For normal street driving these cannot be beat IMO. -Fred W

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