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PostSubject: OTC Brake Rotors   Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:34 pm

What have you guys found to be the best quality OTC brake rotors for our cars? Some monkey must have run my front lugs down with an impact. Every single one of them was so tight that even 200 lbs on the end of a 3' cheater pipe was either BARELY breaking them loose or rounding them off. The PS now has three rounded lugs. I am considering just pulling the wheel/disc/hub as an assembly and replacing both front rotors and pads, otherwise I need to invest in some Turbosockets or similar style. Either way, more money is coming out of my pocket. There are a few brands of rotors on Rockauto, just wondering if you guys have developed any firm preferences.

I think it might have helped if I had a stronger impact, too. I was only using the cheater and breaker because my impact is a weak hand-me-down.

I thought I was just going to spend a relaxing hour swapping on new wheels, but as usual Murphy brought his law over to my garage and effed everything up. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: OTC Brake Rotors   Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:39 pm

If you got time to come out this week or next weekend we can get them bastards off. Got MANY a tool here.
Can also knock out the windows if you didn't fix them yet. And whatever else u might need info on.

Let me know Arrow
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PostSubject: Re: OTC Brake Rotors   Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:12 pm

Brake rotors? Those have to be changed regularly? scratch

Let me consult my owners manual study

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PostSubject: Re: OTC Brake Rotors   Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:25 pm

I always use Bendix stuff, thats what we stock at my shop, I've never had any complaints about it!
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PostSubject: Re: OTC Brake Rotors   Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:36 pm

I've used Delco Advantage rotors with good results and no warping. I've heard good things about the Duralast rotors too I think? But NOT the cheap rotors, the "Gold" ones. (?)
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PostSubject: Re: OTC Brake Rotors   Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:14 pm

Most rotors for these cars are pretty stout. I usually focus on pads. I have AC Delco full ceramic pads on the Fleetwood and it stops pretty good.
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PostSubject: Re: OTC Brake Rotors   Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:58 am

I have the Delco Durastop ceramics on my Tahoe. I put them in all around...after that my rear brakes started making a ton of noise, turns out calipers acted up and would stick sometimes. Just had 2 new calipers put in and got a new set of Wagner Thermoquiets for the back brakes. I fully expected that one of the rear pads all worn down and that being the cause of the noise, but they looked fine!!! scratch

The new pads so far are totally quiet. I still have the Delcos up front and they seem fine. Weird.

I've heard people say the ceramics don't stop as good, but I don't notice any of that and the fact that you get no brake dust on the wheels is priceless!
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PostSubject: Re: OTC Brake Rotors   Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:39 am

MASShole9C1 wrote:
Brake rotors? Those have to be changed regularly? scratch

If you drive like me, you do. Wink

And I have heard that pretty much all rotors are made in China now. Impossible to get a good, quality rotor any more, unless you pay a ton for ones made here, if you can find them. I've warped the Hell out of both the Autozone offerings. I've been told that Napa's good line is pretty good...

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PostSubject: Re: OTC Brake Rotors   Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:45 pm

Yep, I heard that maybe some of the high end aftermarket rotors were made in the UK or even North American, but I don't even remember the brand or if that's true/current info.

My Delco rotors said China on them, pissed me off. But the pads and bearings were domestic... Cool
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PostSubject: Re: OTC Brake Rotors   Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:44 pm

Ironfistdog wrote:
If you got time to come out this week or next weekend we can get them bastards off. Got MANY a tool here.
Can also knock out the windows if you didn't fix them yet. And whatever else u might need info on.

Let me know Arrow

If you lived closer, I'd take advantage of your generous offers. I had little free time to deal with this, and after a few late-night attempts to address the problem, I just brought it to my mechanic (only 1 mile away) and he used the red wrench.



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