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Nice!! I bet that thing SPARKLES in the sun!

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Theezziz pretty sparkly compared to what's on the box right now.....

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Nice lookin set for $80....rotors, ceramic pads, clips, grease pak, brake cleaner and dot3 fluid. OEMs on there now not causing issue but they be ugly and rotors have a lip so they're about played out approaching 100k miles. Probably 2nd set of pads but I've not done anything brakewise since getting it over 2 yrs ago so it's earned some freshness. Based on quality of what was received, will most likely go with same brand drum/shoe setup out back.
 
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Theezziz pretty sparkly compared to what's on the box right now..... Nice lookin set for $80....rotors, ceramic pads, clips, grease pak, brake cleaner and dot3 fluid. OEMs on there now not causing issue but they be ugly and rotors have a lip so they're about played out approaching 100k miles. Probably 2nd set of pads but I've not done anything brakewise since getting it over 2 yrs ago so it's earned some freshness. Based on quality of what was received, will most likely go with same brand drum/shoe setup out back.
Super nice mod! That is a great price. Is it time for matching RDB?
 

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Super nice mod! That is a great price. Is it time for matching RDB?
Most likely just gonna go back with powerstop black drums and some oem shoes for now..............appreciate the conversion doc info and part number sharing......could make for some junkyard treasure seeking though.
 

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Installed new rotors and pads. Pads on it were OK and kept them for spares. Old rotors seen better days. Must have been 2nd or 3rd set of pads but same rotors. Time to go and away they went. Simple swap. Syringe out some fluid, c grip the piston back in, snap new pads in and bolt it all back up. Same thing each side. Top off resevoir with fresh fluid and go start bedding them in.....working great!

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Always good to grease your slide pins too at the minimum. Also I highly recommend ceramic hrlybrid pads. Raybestos eht are great. Rotors too if you have a pulsation in the wheel.
 

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I went with all OEM pads rotors drums and shoes
They lasted a long time and most aftermarket stuff is garbage
In my experiance.
I Just changed warped rotors off a Kia
Think they lasted about 7000 miles
Replaced them with OEM
Tired of doing things twice
 

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Always good to grease your slide pins too at the minimum. Also I highly recommend ceramic hrlybrid pads. Raybestos eht are great. Rotors too if you have a pulsation in the wheel.
Done....see the included grease packet in pad box down here......... VVVVV
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pads are ceramic too..........
 

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I went with all OEM pads rotors drums and shoes
They lasted a long time and most aftermarket stuff is garbage
In my experiance.
I Just changed warped rotors off a Kia
Think they lasted about 7000 miles
Replaced them with OEM
Tired of doing things twice
On the other hand, I had a set of Brembo rotors with Hawk HPS pads last 95k of hard use on my Mazda and stopped twice as good as OEM at OEM prices.
 

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On the other hand, I had a set of Brembo rotors with Hawk HPS pads last 95k of hard use on my Mazda and stopped twice as good as OEM at OEM prices.

I'm not saying all aftermarket is junk
I'm interested how these parts last you ??

this car got to 125k and I did the front slap
then up to 188k
the rears were shot
and I did everythingOEM
front bearings, rotors and pads,,
rear bearings drums and shoes
and I tossed all new hardware on the rear
I hope I will knock near 300k before I have to mess with any of it again
and I have a set of OEM pads on the parts shelf for next time.

some aftermarket can be even better then OEM but
after being in the restoration game for a few decades
to me nothing beats OEM
I would rather have a donor vehicle that it would take me weeks to just drill the parts off the car
then order crap from a catalog.
I would be embarrassed to tell you how much time I've wasted making
aftermarket panels fit ..
many months of time just looking for the best solution
buying 3 versions of the same part
you would be amazed the cheapest one fits the best sometimes
then just giving up and buying a whole donor car lol.


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I hear ya, I'm very picky with aftermarket. Been drivin japanese since 70s and anything other than oem wear items generally pale in comparison in performance and longevity.
 
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my brother was a hard core price shopper for a good while
until he learned the hard way a few times
just his last adventure on his kids car
3 different sets of belts on one car until the pullies stopped screaming at him
it drove him absolutely nuts it sounded like a chirping bird
he changed out the belts 2 times water pump, alternator, idler
and he was even eyeballing to change out the ac compressor
when he put on a set of OEM belts the noise finally stopped.
he shops a little more carefully for his parts now.
even belts can be garbage straight from the package.
 

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The Goodyear EDM ones I just put on have been silent and have had great luck with Gates Micro-V but anything else would be just to get home on. But I have spares so.....no oddball ones
 
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