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Old 11-24-2009, 05:53 PM
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Re: Bad Brakes Please Help

Did you ask them if the rotors would be under-sized if they machined them? Most factory rotors can be machined at least twice before they are unusable and "undersized".
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Re: Bad Brakes Please Help

I'd recommend a PowerStop rotor and pad kit from brakemotive76 on eBay. Bought mine from them and have loved them ever since. I'm sure R1 is a good company too!

Anything is better than what you have now Hector. Even new, smooth OEM style rotors will be better.

You have Teves calipers. Akebono calipers started to be used mid production year in 2002. I have an 02 with some of the last Teves calipers right before the switch.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:59 PM
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Re: Bad Brakes Please Help

well these rotors are only 2 years old and im suprise i need new ones already... i did but they said they would be too thin and would be alot worse if the warp again
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thanks hannes i'll check it out
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Re: Bad Brakes Please Help

There is significant difference from the old to the new, stopping is quicker compared to the old one.... plus it puts bling in ur wheels......lol.

oh and the brake dusts.... very minimal!
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Re: Bad Brakes Please Help

awesome lol i hate washing the wheels and then i move the car a lil and there is brake dust all over the wheel
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Re: Bad Brakes Please Help

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You have Teves calipers. Akebono calipers started to be used mid production year in 2002. I have an 02 with some of the last Teves calipers right before the switch.

thanks for the correction Hannes, I dont know why I said 04 earlier...
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Re: Bad Brakes Please Help

Whatever you do stick with Smooth rotors. I decided to go with slotted on all 4 despite being told by Hannes to go with smooths. Now I'm dealing with brake squeal majority of the time I apply the brake (which defeated the purpose as to why I changed them out). I went with R1, but like I said stick with Smooth rotors, you have been advised .

Hey Marty how is the setup with slotted on the fronts and smooth on the rear?
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Re: Bad Brakes Please Help

chrysler has an upgrade kit to install the akebono set up an your ride. it comes complete with everything you need and is cheaper to buy as a kit than individually. i did the swap on my 99 years ago.
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Re: Bad Brakes Please Help

Charlie, my setup works pretty well IMO.

I'd recommend smooth rotors too if you want the quietest breaking experience, but mine don't squeal - isn't that caused by the lack of copper grease on the back of the pad?

Sometimes the first could of times you I the breaks the fronts make a little noise but as soon as they get a bit of heat it disappears.

I only got slotted for the front and not all round as the back breaks don't get stressed as much and think it looks kinda OEM...

EDIT: Click here, to see/purchase the new Akebono calliper kit - rotors are not included, just pads.
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Re: Bad Brakes Please Help

So 2 of you guys recommend smooth rotors... i would like a few more opinions... should i get smooth, slotted. drilled, or both? please explain your experiences with them. Thanks
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Re: Bad Brakes Please Help

If you wanna do some kinda performance looking rotor Hector, I would do drilled only. Thats what I have. And I like them. The aren't as quiet as a smooth, OEM style rotor, for who knows what reason. So if you want super quiet braking, then smooth it is. Mine makes kind of a "whirrie" sound when slowing down from say 45, and it gradually fades away the slower the rotor turns.

Ohh..and you're welcome Mon!
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