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Old 10-19-2002, 02:56 PM   #1
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Just did my front brakes last weekend. Stupid pads are terrible for the brake dust. Anybody ever use the clean wheels thingies? The plastic shield that fits behind the wheels? I'm concerned they may affect brake cooling.
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One word: Ceramic!
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2 words....Rotor Killers!
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3 more words: High quality rotors!
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3 more words.....too much money!
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A bunch of words: My rotors and pads were shot when I bought my car so I did the whole sha-bang in one move.
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I didn't really notice how bad my pads were 'til I was bleeding brakes last weekend after my 2nd PMV swap. I was .005 off the squeakers, already had the car on stands, Josh'* SSE was torn apart.....airbags disabled, no steering wheel. I was stuck. Had a friend go get me pads, I couldn't be picky. I'd probably be doing something serious with my brakes, but I just dumped some cash Hector'* way for the ADTR CAI and Jet stage 2. I limit myself on the car play money.....hafta wait a bit for the brakes. Now that I have new pads, I'll probably finsish my exhaust first, anyway.

Did you go with bigger rotors?
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You used the word thingies. You made fun of me when I said thingies.
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Learned it from you, sweetie

Actually, I've learned a couple neat things from you.........how do you do that thing you did last night without hurting yourself? I didn't know legs could do that
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Once you learn that trick there'* nothing to it. And you still have more to learn from me, sweetie
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