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Old 08-03-2007, 02:21 AM   #11
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Don't trust your rear brakes unless you go in there and adjust them yourself. It'* very easy to do.
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I can second the Rear brake adjustment. I need to do this possibly tomorrow. My rotors have about 6000 miles on them with Quiet Stops..and they are warped, its annoying, really is.
I will be looking into the Bendix Option for sure, braking is too important to cheap out on.
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I have the Bendix setup and while I love the way they stop and they stop every time w/o question or possibility of warping (a good day at the track will test your brakes). Some downsides..there is a little more dust than you would expect from a ceramic pad.

Here'* a quick thread on fluid. Which has an impact on your stopping and stopping ability. Brake Bleeding Thread

On top of fluid.. rear brakes are a large part of our systems (92-99) that make them seem inferior. The manual says to keep them adjusted, you should periodically stop a little quicker when reversing. The quicker stop actuates the auto adjusters. To date my rear brakes have stayed nicely adjusted since I changed the pads, cleaned and lubed the adjusters about 2 years ago. As normal routine..I do press the brakes a little harder from time to time when backing up. (Be alone for this step )

Cheap rotor evidence...here'* a picture of the Advance cheap rotors vs Bendix
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Cheap rotor evidence...here'* a picture of the Advance cheap rotors vs Bendix
I ran an Advance store many moons ago, and I used to show people the exact same thing. Both rotors side by side. The difference between the Bendix and the Whereever was HUGE. Difference was only about $20 per rotor, but do you think people would put out the extra money for them? 75% of the time, it was no. Then of course they would be back in a few months complaining about the cheapies being warped.
You do get what you pay for in brake parts...
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Thanks for the tips guys, I'm gonna go with the Bendix ceramic Pads and Rotors...

this sucks though, no room in the garage, i'm stuck outside in the gravel
Dad'* Cougar is on one side (And will not move out for mine, thats the Law) and a ton of junk on the other (Mostly Cougar parts that if I were to move...well lets just not move them)

i'll be back online in a couple hours if i catch a problem
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Makes sure you also Lube up the Slide pins/bolts before you put then back together
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:44 PM   #17
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yep, will do!

My rotors look like the thick bendix ones Are the Bendix Rotors marked, I wana know if thats what I had.

and a side note, im ditching the lug nut key, this has annoyed me for the last time, almost striping the key nut and the key keeps lodging itself on the nut and is a PITA to get off . New Lug Nuts
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I'm gonna end up with the Napa Rotors

I was on my way out to advance and dad pulled in the driveway. I told him what I had found online here, and he wanted to call Napa anyway to see if they used Bendix. Well they don't, the company is called United, and they look about the same as the Bendix in thickness compared to the pictures above, i'll post some tomorrow. I was still gonna go get Bendix rotors from advance but I found out the warranty allows me to replace the warped rotors free for life! And in my financial situation, I could have afforded the Bendix Rotors and pads, but i would have been left with very little, and Free sounds alot better, maybe another 7 months from now i'll have a bit more green to do this right. The Rotors and Pads wont be ready till 8:00 tomorrow morning though, so w/e

and By The Way, I was daring enough to move dads junk and sneak the Guinevere in the garage
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Its not just about the Thickness.

Its about what and how they are made also.

theres a reason why Good rotors cost more... With breaks. you get what you pay for.
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Heres the pictures...

I managed to fit into the garage:Notice anything new?


Old rotors:




New Rotors:








The Guy at Napa this morning, when I went to pick the stuff up, said he was giving me a higher quality rotor than before...im not sure what the difference if between them other than the new ones are coated...
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