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Old 02-09-2005, 02:56 PM   #1
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When my brakes warp again (today i had the second rotor REPLACEMENT in the last three months... we hope it was a bad batch) where can i get good slotted-only rotors that last a decent long time?

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Which (if any) brakes will fit on this car that are LARGER than the stock ones because they were obviously underdesigned for the sheer weight of these cars. This will obvioulsy require a caliper change too, im just looking for general ideas.

I live just south of the city and my brakes do NOT get treated nicely because its a city full of morons and traffic and when im not in the city im traveling at a good clip. This will be my fourth set of OEM brakes since ive owned the car. It is not a sticking caliper or anything either.
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I know WillWren has some aftermarkets he loves.

It'* wierd, tho, I've never had any problems with mine. And I swear I share rush hour with some of the dumbest people on the planet....
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you are stuck with your diameter rotors and calipers. there are no brake upgrades avaialble for the bonnies. there are a few that have slotted rotors and creamic pads on

you might wnat to check and adjust your back brakes to make sure that they are working properly, since your killing your fronts
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GP guys get caliper brackets and rotors from F bodies, which are 1" larger then their'* stock. I've been told we have the same hub assembly, and it'* possible. I'd love to do it sometime... But you're welcome to find out.
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is it possible to get 4 wheel disk brake setup for our cars?
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is it possible to get 4 wheel disk brake setup for our cars?
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So Jason, you say the front end wheel/brake assemblies are the same as a GP? is that what im gathering?

If that is TRUE then we can swap out for 303mm brakes rather easily for a measly $350 (not including brake pads and rotors).

This is something im interested in.... if anyone needs to slap me back to reality please feel free to do so, but thats better then dealing with overhauling the brakes once a month.
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So Jason, you say the front end wheel/brake assemblies are the same as a GP? is that what im gathering?

If that is TRUE then we can swap out for 303mm brakes rather easily for a measly $350 (not including brake pads and rotors).

This is something im interested in.... if anyone needs to slap me back to reality please feel free to do so, but thats better then dealing with overhauling the brakes once a month.
it is the same hub assembly you would need to fab up your own caliper mounts
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