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spldak
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7/24/2008
02:08:12

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Need to replace front brake rotors immediatly and wondering whether I should get Baer, Brembo or EBC brakes? I've heard of Baer and Brembo and know they are supposed to be tops but I've never heard of EBC and was told today that they are supposed to be just as good if not better than Baer or Brembo. Price is not an issue with this so any information would be helpful!



Bob Lincoln
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7/24/2008
08:44:45

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Never heard of either of these. Bendix is a good brand and made in Canada.



daddio
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7/24/2008
10:10:47

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never heard of EBC but the other 2(from what i've heard not personal experience) are a quality product. but i find nothing wrong with the stock or stock replacements. my '00 QC has 85k on it and i just changed the pads about 5k ago and the rotors were fine. whatever you do make sure you "bed-in" the new pads and rotors. they will last a lot longer.



spldak
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7/24/2008
22:02:51

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I figured that the stock ones would be good but I upgraded my wheels to a set of the 17x9's off of a newer dakota rt and want to add some extra stopping power so I figured I would upgrade to some drilled and slotted rotors and whatnot. Thanks for the advice!



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7/24/2008
22:24:40

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Another one out of Canada is

certified brake corp

When it comes to brakes you can go ultra cheap
with parts from auto zone they work but only
last half as long

Most auto parts houses sell either the Bendix or
Ray Asbestos these are the same quility as what
came from the factory and a little more expensive
but will last as the factory ones did

Now you can go with the more expensive brake
companies cost twice as much but offer more
quility and better stoping power

I have never heard of EBC myself

What matters here is how you drive the truck
putting around to and from town never going
over 50mph for the most part the cheap brakes
will work fine

crusing freeways stock or equivilent if you drive
like a nut than go with the higher quility you
will stop better and they will last longer

If money is not the issue than go with the better
brakes

Larry
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spldak
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7/25/2008
01:36:54

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OK, ya, I try not to drive like a nut but sometimes it just happens ha ha. I do alot of driving on the highway between 60 and 70mph so the extra stopping power would be helpful when slowing down from those speeds. And thank you very much, I was just curious cause the guys at O'Reilly's said that they, the EBC brakes, were about tops along with the brembo and baer brakes so I was just curious because they were quite a bit cheaper. Thanks for the info!



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7/25/2008
08:53:24

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And no matter what anyone tells you, always, ALWAYS, change both the rotors and pads. These days the rotors are only heat-treated about 0.010 inches deep, so you can never turn them, and once they are partially worn, the heat treatment area is gone, and then they will warp rapidly. Chinese ones are worse, the overall thickness is thinner to start with. Never compromise on brakes - it affects everyone's safety, not just yours. You can still get quality front rotors and pads for under $100. If you do the job yourself, you save $400 over what the dealer charges.



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7/25/2008
11:03:33

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Just curious; how many miles do you have on your truck. I'm at 70,000 and have yet to change my pads. Wondering if its about time without looking.



spldak
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7/25/2008
21:54:41

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I have 141,000 on my truck and my pads were replaced last summer but I changed the wheels on my truck like mentioned above and noticed that the passenger side rotor looks fine but the drivers side isn't wearing evenly. One side is like 3/8" or so which looks good but the other side is like less than half as thick.



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8/02/2008
09:24:16

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I just replaced my rotors... I did not want to put on some "Made in China" rotors and that was all I could find locally. I went to the web and found that Raybestos used to make them domestically and changed the part # when they went to foreign production. I found the US Part No. listed at autopartsgiant.com and ordered that. I was completely livid when the Made in China set came to my door... I called to complain... a man with a thick Mandarin accent answered the phone telling me "It same ting!!! It same pot numba..." Obviously, my only advice is don't waste your time with the Raybestos. Oh... one rotor had been dropped before being placed in the box at the factory. The box was fine, but the rotor had clearly been dropped and dinged... but, that is up to par with Chinese manufacturing and fine to send to consumers. If I wanted crap on wheels, I would have bought a Kia!



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