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Old 10-07-2004, 19:21   #1 (permalink)
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DBA vs RDA

Interested in opinions as to which is the better brand. I have heard a lot (and read) about DBA and im impressed by what they've got, but I'm now also seeing RDA being mentioned and just wondering what the main differences are between the brands (if any)?

Is anyone running RDA rotors? If so, how do you find them?
Likewise for DBA's.
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By everything ive heard, and been told the RDA's arnt that far behind the DBA's, in quality.
But they are cheaper.
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Old 10-08-2004, 00:31   #3 (permalink)
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If you're comparing brand names, it's like comparing something like Palsonic (K-mart brand) and Panasonic (Original brand). Sure they both do what they're supposed to, but the quality of one brand is so much better than the other. I'll leave it to you guess which one is the better.

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^^^^ditto....you get what you pay for !!!!
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Isnt that what i said?
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Re: DBA vs RDA

I run the RDA's on my XB. Considering on the 1/4 I am stopping from about 185kph. They are faultless compared to my 15,000k old DBA's (non slotted or drilled) on my EL which are already warped from normal (not race) use. EL's a stocker family car.

The XB gets pushed now and again and so does the braking system. I run four wheel disc brakes on the XB.

I am considering RDA's for my EL. As so far the DBA's haven't impressed me one bit unfortunately. I'll get them skimmed and see how they go but I'm guessing they'll be binned by time are 30,000k's old.

I get most of my auto parts @ wholesale or trade prices. So i don't pay very much and are glad I don't see the retail mark ups. I am I didn't pay a silly amount of $ for the DBA's.

The only other variable is my Mrs drives the EL and doesn't drive my XB. She also drives my Hyundai and the brakes are still quite reasonable on it though. Hyundai's brakes (drums, discs) are 210,000k's old never been changed.

EF/EL are very harsh on brakes for some reason. I gather Ford needed a cash cow?

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Isnt that what i said?
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I thought so !
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Im running slotted RDAs on my EA. I honestly couldnt find a huge deal of difference in quality to justify the extra cost for DBAs.
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who are RDA? i've never heard of them.
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