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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 12-05-04, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Yet another dumb question - brakes/rotors

Hi all,

I have a question regarding rotors/brake pads. I am running stock stuff and wanted to know the cheapest and best (keep cheapest in mind though, it is too close to Xmas!) way to upgrade my brake system.

When I brake going down a hill (being an auto doesn't help) the steering shudders as I feel the brake pads jumping on dead rotors, and need to do something about it soon.

Ideas always appreciated.


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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 12-05-04, 01:37 PM
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Re: Yet another dumb question - brakes/rotors

Cheapest is to machine the rotors (assuming there's enough meet on them) and fit new pads.
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Buy some slotted disks and higher quality pads.

Also when going down hill, use 3rd or 2nd to assist the car to slow!

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Re: Yet another dumb question - brakes/rotors

send the car to a workshop and get the disc thickness checked befopre you work out what way to go.. If they are within tolerances you can get them re-machined to stop the bounce... Not sure about your area but you can get mobile blokes that come to you and machine the rotors on the car, if not pull them off and take them to a brake specialists or a local workshop..

If they are undersize, a set of DBA rotors is around the $150(new) .. Bearing in mind if you are to fit new rotors, new wheel bearings and pads are usually a good idea, so you start pushing towards $300 dollars.. Second hand rotors are OK but 9 times outa ten they need a machine anyway to cancel out any slight warp they might have
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Re: Yet another dumb question - brakes/rotors

RDA rotors from www.hightekbrakes.com.au are about the same as standard dba's, but for a set of slotteds (new)... (which is about half the price of slotted dbas)..

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Re: Yet another dumb question - brakes/rotors

Do not bother even machining the rotors, I have never seen a Ford Falcon which didn't warp the rotors again within the first set of pads. That is if they are even still above scrap thickness.

You can do new RDA slotted rotors, and EBC pads with new hub seals through hightek brakes in Victoria for $330 or less including frieght. Just tell them you heard about them on the net.
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Re: Yet another dumb question - brakes/rotors

So around the $300 mark will get me a good set of rotors and wheel bearings etc... I shall find out at the local brake place what he charges. If I can prove I get it cheaper, I'll haggle with him.

Or I can always put on the chickie voice and blank face... "Oh, what's that bit again where you put your foot on the pedal in the middle? The brakes? Oh well the steering thingy shakes when I put my foot on the pedally thingy and it feels funny, like my vibrator. But it's not like my friend's vibrator, it's a good 12 inches long. She's a porn actress, you know, and she and I are the BEST of friends and do EVERYTHING together..."

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Or I can always put on the chickie voice and blank face... "Oh, what's that bit again where you put your foot on the pedal in the middle? The brakes? Oh well the steering thingy shakes when I put my foot on the pedally thingy and it feels funny, like my vibrator. But it's not like my friend's vibrator, it's a good 12 inches long. She's a porn actress, you know, and she and I are the BEST of friends and do EVERYTHING together..."
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you could buy my car it comes with dba slotted rotors front and rear

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