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  • Brake rotors: Cheap vs Moderate

    I need some vented replacement rotors for my 87 rear end swap.
    I checked partsamerica.com (schucks/checker/kragen)
    and they list 2 beck/arnley choices for the rear.

    One is "Premium"
    PN#0832300 at 88.99 EA.

    The other is
    PN#0802300 at 30.99 EA.
    Both 1yr warranty.

    What would be the difference?
    Metal softness?

    Also they have

    Raybestos "Aimco-GS"
    PN#96010RGS at 60.99 EA.
    1yr warranty

    Raybestos "PG Plus"
    PN#96010 at 22.99 EA.
    3 month warranty

    Again, any informed opinions as to what the differences are?

    My junkyard rotors came in as a few 10ths under minimum thickness, and
    they won't turn them. About all they need is a scotchbrite treatment,
    which is probably what i'll end up doing. But rotor difference question
    still stands.

    The other option is to get a set of slotted/cross-drilled/dimpled/puddingfilledwhatever from sportbrakes.com for ~95.00 a pr.


    Thanks.


    mmmm pudding......


    84 AE/Shiro #683/Shiro #820/84 Turbo

  • #2
    Better yet..
    http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/results. ... and=Brembo

    Brembo Blanks.

    It is funny how cheap rotors are for our cars. My front two cost me 60 for both. They may be a random car quest chinese company, but at the price of a tank of gas, who cares.

    Terrible idea putting those wheels on...

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    • #3
      that's a pretty big difference. I'd be inclined to buy the cheap ones just to see how they work out. It's not like the rear brakes get worked that hard.
      *****************************
      1988 300ZX Turbo SS
      2000 BMW 323Ci
      2003 BMW 325XiT

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      • #4
        yah, I think i wear the backs out with the e-brake more than just regular driving. Not really, but i like to use the e-brake when cruising.

        Terrible idea putting those wheels on...

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        • #5
          How about EBC rotors?
          Jukka Kivinen - Europe / Finland - '88 Turbo 2+2 Targa
          Datsun Nissan Sports Cars of Finland
          http://www.z31turbo.com / http://www.z31na.com

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          • #6
            I have heard the only difference is one is made in the US and one in china, otherwise they are identical.

            I used the cheaper trans am rotors when I upgraded the brakes on my GTP a couple years ago, they work and are holding up just fine... and I've gotten them plenty hot. I say go cheap.

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            • #7
              How about $95 (includes shipping) for a pair of Brembo slotted/cross drilled rotors? I have ones like these (mine are zinc plated) & race my car. No issues or cracks, yet.

              http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/84-89...spagenameZWDVW

              OR this set of front & rear for $125+shipping
              http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/87-89...spagenameZWDVW
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