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#1 (permalink) Old 05-27-2004, 07:48 PM
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Well I just found out my rear rotors have been cracked, so I have decided to buy a new pair of rear rotors. I plan to spend my money on something that performs decently but is not too much ($100+). I look on eBay and find a pair of Bendix rotors, so I might get these since they are only $25. Anyone have experience with Bendix?

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you get what you pay for. i wouldnt chance something as important as brakes just to save ~$70
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Just wondering, but would the performance of rear rotors matter too much? They rarely get much use unless I use the emergency brake. If it were the front rotors I would definately shop for a better quality of rotors.
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Originally posted by HoFF@May 28 2004, 12:25 AM
Just wondering, but would the performance of rear rotors matter too much? They rarely get much use unless I use the emergency brake. If it were the front rotors I would definately shop for a better quality of rotors.
theyll probably perform around the same as stock rotors would, but i wouldnt trust their durability.
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i use zimmerman cross-drilled rotors from pelicanparts.com
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You know, rear rotors are ALWAYS used. Your front brakes don't handle 100% of your breaking. In most cars its like 70/30 for front/rear brakes. As for saving money, I agree. If you're like me - when you replace a part you wanna replace it performance! Get brembo slotted rotors or something. I don't so easily trust drilled, too many companies out there just take normal rotors and drill them for looks. Can weaken inbetween and shatter a rotor under heavy brake-ing. Slotted is generally more for road performance anyhow, I think drilled is for brakes expected to be under pretty constant friction and heat. But if you -really- want stopping power, you need to upgrade the calpers, I don't know how many piston calper's we have stock, probally like 2 piston calpers up front and (*Well I have drums in back... blah.) but just take care, get some information before you buy from a random company like that. <- that emotocon is awsome! I wanna use it in every post.

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