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Old 03-08-2011, 08:40 AM
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SO I have my FX4 LII, and it needs brakes. I was just going to go to the nearest autozone (or whatever podunk auto parts store is in this town that Im working in now), and get the parts. One of the guys in my crew then says I should get on evilbay and find a package on there since I can get a cross drilled and slotted rotor set, and the pads for around 100 bucks. Considering podunk auto wants about 220 for just front parts, this sounds like a decent idea but has anbody used evilbay brake parts? I dont want pads starting on fire of my rotors desintigrating in 10k miles. Any thoughts would be appreciated.....
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:03 AM
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this is just my opinion but i wouldnt trust my life and my family's or the life of others around me to cheapo ebay brakes. when you buy from a local store you at least know what you are getting. stuff like LED third brake lights and sweet $20 chips that give you 100 extra HP are fine from ebay but id never buy something like brakes or any other important safety product from there.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:06 AM
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Buying off ebay isn't an issue as long as you buy brand name products with a good reputation. Just make sure the seller has good reviews too.

Watch the shipping costs too. Sometimes the price is fantastic for the item but the shipping for that item is insane.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:20 AM
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research the brands you know nothing about, or throw the dough at Brembo, Wilwood, Baer

eBay is not evil or out to kill your family... thats just down right primitively retarded
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:26 AM
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I have to agree with pat on this one, I would not trust those $100 kits with my worst enemy. Its just not worth it. Besides, do you really have to have drilled and slotted rotors? its not a race car. I personally buy from autozone just because they have a no questions asked policy, if the brakes fail, you bring them in and they are replaced for free. Shit, I got brand new brakes on my plow truck becuase I have warrantied parts, yes granted it was not the right thing to do but money was tight and my brakes were shot.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:26 AM
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this is just my opinion but i wouldnt trust my life and my family's or the life of others around me to cheapo ebay brakes. when you buy from a local store you at least know what you are getting. stuff like LED third brake lights and sweet $20 chips that give you 100 extra HP are fine from ebay but id never buy something like brakes or any other important safety product from there.
im with him. i just wouldnt do it
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:45 AM
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Last set of front rotors and pads I bought were from there. They did not last but maybe 15-20K miles
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:20 PM
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before you buy from advance, go to their online site and order from there and choose to pick up from store. there is a place in checkout for discount codes. enter one of these:

http://www.retailmenot.com/view/advanceautoparts.com

I saved $30 on my front rotors and like $20 on brakes by doing this.
i just posted this in another thread. dont get ebay shit
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Get Wagners from Advance. The ebay kits are nice if they are name brand parts though. Or Rockauto.com..
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:48 PM
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You should stay away from slotted and cross drilled. So much material has been removed, that they are prone to cracking. Slotted only is the way to go. +1 on staying away from unknown brands.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:15 PM
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Agree with wagners. I have the thermoquiet ceramics on the front and thermoquiets (regular) on the back and love them
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:22 PM
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You should stay away from slotted and cross drilled. So much material has been removed, that they are prone to cracking. Slotted only is the way to go. +1 on staying away from unknown brands.
yes i have heard the same thing, talked to guys racing at road america their mustangs and such and they say the guys with cracked rotors are the ones with slotted/drilled ones.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:40 PM
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You should stay away from slotted and cross drilled. So much material has been removed, that they are prone to cracking. Slotted only is the way to go. +1 on staying away from unknown brands.
It depends on how they are drilled and how many holes they have. I had a set of United cross drilled and slotted rotors (NAPA) on my last CR-V for several years with no problems.

The holes must be counter sunk and I wouldn't go with a rotor with more holes than this as an example:



Something like this is just asking for trouble:


This is assuming the OP is doing something that requires better stopping power like doing a lot of heavy hauling on steep hills. Otherwise, I would just stick with what Ford put on the vehicle.
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