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Old 11-24-2002, 12:23 AM   #11
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I hear that too often! I like my ghetto gold rims. I think they go well with the gold trim on the car, and 95BonnevilleSESC would KILL me if I offed these wheels! I painted the calipers today....figured it was a good time to un-ugly the old parts. A couple guys thought they'd look lame being red through gold wheels on a green car, but I think it turned out ok. I didn't use caliper paint, but 1200į Hi-temp Ceramic Epoxy paint instead. We'll see how the red holds up.
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I like the BBS style rims too. Just with slotted rotors and painted calipers a 5 spoke would really look good.
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Ty, you can use the pics I posted on your website. These rotors look better on a car with red calipers than they do in my living room on a sheet!

My clean CHERRY car will sell these rotors, even if they're junk
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Hey, actually I have to admit my history with rotors is very bad so I am nervous. I also have bad history with cheaper ray'* but I figure your pads are good. As long as you donít use carbon fiber you will be ok. You do know how to break in rotors donít you?
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Yup. Unless the MFR suggests otherwise. At least 12 cycles, 40-0, moderate braking, keeping them warm, back to back. That the way you do it?
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Will this is not just for you its mostly for people like me who donít like to admit ignorance. LOL I like to learn the hard way.

"The rotors must be seasoned properly to avoid warping. There is no faster way to warp rotors than to "baby" them. Brake rotors are not meant to be treated nicely! The procedure is simple, although it seems everyone has their little pet method that is better than anyone else'*. They all accomplish the same thing. Here is ours.

Find yourself an empty road. Do two to three moderately hard stops from about 25 mph. If you have ABS and it'* kicking on, you're braking too hard. Brake like for a yellow light, not like for a deer. Then get up to about 40 mph and do a couple more stops in the same manner. Finally, get up to around 60 mph and stop. But don't sit there with the brakes on, thinking about it; stop and get moving again. Now go for a short drive with little braking to let them cool off."

This is what is written on the pamphlet.

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Ok, here'* the performance review. These things work great. I don't know which product it is for sure, but certainly the combination of these rotors with the ceramic pads is great. They bite slightly better under normal braking than my dusty performance pads and stock rotors.....BUT, there'* no fade from a 100-0 stop. Clean and crisp. I beat 'em up hard today, and no dust. NONE. Not a speck. Interesting thing, after all the abuse today, 3 from 100, another from 140-50, and several shorter ones, and a 100 mile round trip, my pads STILL aren't fully mated to the rotors. The machining marks on the rotor faces are still visible! These things are definitely harder than OEM rotors, even with the more abrasive ceramics beating them up.

Thanks a ton, Ty. Hope you sell some of these. You get yours on yet?
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Ok, here'* the performance review. These things work great. I don't know which product it is for sure, but certainly the combination of these rotors with the ceramic pads is great. They bite slightly better under normal braking than my dusty performance pads and stock rotors.....BUT, there'* no fade from a 100-0 stop. Clean and crisp. I beat 'em up hard today, and no dust. NONE. Not a speck. Interesting thing, after all the abuse today, 3 from 100, another from 140-50, and several shorter ones, and a 100 mile round trip, my pads STILL aren't fully mated to the rotors. The machining marks on the rotor faces are still visible! These things are definitely harder than OEM rotors, even with the more abrasive ceramics beating them up.

Thanks a ton, Ty. Hope you sell some of these. You get yours on yet?
Now you understand why Powerslot uses Brembo blanks. I have had my rotors on the car for quite a few months and they still have the machine work on the rotors. They are tough bastards. Plus the ceramic is softer on the metal, it will not really chew it like Metallic pads normally do over time. Enjoy .
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I hear that too often! I like my ghetto gold rims. I think they go well with the gold trim on the car, and 95BonnevilleSESC would KILL me if I offed these wheels! I painted the calipers today....figured it was a good time to un-ugly the old parts. A couple guys thought they'd look lame being red through gold wheels on a green car, but I think it turned out ok. I didn't use caliper paint, but 1200į Hi-temp Ceramic Epoxy paint instead. We'll see how the red holds up.
Will knows better than to ruin a classic! BTW, I love the red calipers. I can hardly wait to get my rotors! I ordered them on 11/22/02, I emailed Ty as soon as I saw Will'* first post on them, before a price was even set! I definetly think the red looks good on the Green/Getto Gold cars...But, I am not sure it that is going to give all you red Bonnie owners an excuse when Will leaves you in the dust..."It was his RED calipers that made him win! He'* a closet RED BONNIE owner!" We all know that his Green?Getto Gold car is capable of some awesome performance!

BTW, Thanks Ty!!!

Just a little ribbing of the RED'*

I'll keep everyone posted on my breaks as well.
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They will be sent tomorrow and there will be a tracking # so you can follow them all the way home. I just received them today and they left the same time wills did. I will be ordering larger numbers in the near future but the average order seems to take exactly 7 days from one Tuesday to another. Then I ship them to you the next day. The rotors are made generally on Tuesdays. So make your orders on Mondays.
This is just because the demand is so small right now.

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