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Improved Rotors.......?

andrewgrazier

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ive ebeen seriously thinking about gettin new slotted rotors for my car

n why the hell did any of you get them fitted?
all u have to take the wheels off
take the caliper half off
n thats it oh there might be a screw
 

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My car's hit around 125,000km's...

I last changed all four pads at 60,000km's, and the rotors were just about perfect so they didn't need machining. This time they do though. :(

So all up - I soon need new pads, cleaned up rotors and a fluid change. $$$ :(

What's the best option? I've seen on Ebay you can buy standard rear Holden rotors for $50, and the fronts for $65.... would it be better value to buy these, rather than have all the discs machined? From memory, Holden quoted $99 to machine the rotors - that was a few years back though.

Do the brake specialist places do it cheaper than that?
 

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i just looked on my servicing invoices, and each time i've had the pads changed (which has been twice) both times for rotor machining it was $15/rotor...

i'm still using the factory rotors, they've done well considering my driving style :D
 

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andrewgrazier said:
ive ebeen seriously thinking about gettin new slotted rotors for my car

n why the hell did any of you get them fitted?
all u have to take the wheels off
take the caliper half off
n thats it oh there might be a screw
Because it is cheaper sometimes to buy through a company of people you know, it is also easier to drive your car in and drive it out without getting dirty :)
 

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gogoboygareth said:
What's the best option? I've seen on Ebay you can buy standard rear Holden rotors for $50, and the fronts for $65.... would it be better value to buy these, rather than have all the discs machined? From memory, Holden quoted $99 to machine the rotors - that was a few years back though.

Do the brake specialist places do it cheaper than that?
I had a look at gettin those rotors on ebay tho by the time i got them shipped over 2 me it was almost just worth buyin them direct from a seller i got all 4 rotors + 4 new pads fitted (transgold they were called) 4 $530 plus got 2 front rotors machined and cleaned down for $50 inc in that price i thought that was pretty good deal. Tho if u wanna save money and if ur rotors have plenty of meat on em id just get them re machined i only replaced mine coz i got new mags and the old rotors had surface rust all over them and they looked **** house the way they were n while i was at it i painted my rotors 2 came up shmick ay ;)

Ne 1 had a problem with slotted rotors bein noisey under breaking??? i would of got those but hearing that put me off 4 the price they already r 2 buy ay.
 

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andrewgrazier said:
ive ebeen seriously thinking about gettin new slotted rotors for my car

n why the hell did any of you get them fitted?
all u have to take the wheels off
take the caliper half off
n thats it oh there might be a screw
:bang::bang: :bang:


Did you ever consider that....

Some people might not have the resources to be able to do this ie. mechanical ability or tools....

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minux said:
Because it is cheaper sometimes to buy through a company of people you know, it is also easier to drive your car in and drive it out without getting dirty
:thumbsup: minux :thumbsup:
 

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I live around 10 mins drive from Sunbury, and there's a Sunbury-based brake & clutch dealer on Ebay. :) So I'm easily able to head over a pick anything up I win for free. :) Which is why I was looking at that, rather than machining them... (I'm also after some front struts).

If it's only $15 to machine them though, that'll be cheaper. :)
 

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wow
i might love to pay like $100 for a 10 minute job

how lazy are you bastards? do u go n even get your car vaccumend and automatically washed as well? far out
 

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well i was getting brake pads put in also and had 2 get them adjusted lol thats not my bread n butter but thought y not get it all dun at the same time rather than takin the rims off several times but yer if u know how i wouldnt spend the money either
 

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I'd do it myself but I don't think I have the equipment... I only have a monkey wrench! :)

Actually I have to get my brake fluid changed, and that's something I don't want to do myself - don't want to get it wrong!
 
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