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Old 03-27-2007, 08:50 PM
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I need brakes

I need to put rotors and pads for my truck. I have looked at ART and they have a nice set up(330.00). I also checked NAPA end theirs are ok(285.00) I also looked at Autozone(200.00)
Does anyone have a real opinion on this? I know the autozone stuff is not great quality and the NAPA is much better, My question : is it worth the additional cost of the cryo's from ART? A buddy of mine says he couldnt tell a difference in his 2500 Ram diesel.
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I need to put rotors and pads for my truck. I have looked at ART and they have a nice set up(330.00). I also checked NAPA end theirs are ok(285.00) I also looked at Autozone(200.00)
Does anyone have a real opinion on this? I know the autozone stuff is not great quality and the NAPA is much better, My question : is it worth the additional cost of the cryo's from ART? A buddy of mine says he couldnt tell a difference in his 2500 Ram diesel.
Marty, have you had the rotors turned before? I get mind done at NAPA, I always check to see if I can get them turned at least once. Saves some money.
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have not yanked em off yet. this is my first brake job on this trk. I have a wickid shimmy when breaking. They may be turnable but i do not have the time to get em off and turned in the same day.
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Drop these guys a line...I ordered mine this evening.

http://www.rotorpros.com/
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what did they run you?
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what did they run you?
Different trucks...different prices.

Let's just say for what you get they were VERY inexpensive!
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Marty, have you had the rotors turned before? I get mind done at NAPA, I always check to see if I can get them turned at least once. Saves some money.
Pull your wheel and take off you caliper and shoes. Pads are about $20, Calipers are about $40. Some rotors can be turned and some have to be resurfaced. Most of the time just have Napa resurface your rotors...New rotors are pretty cheap through Summit.

Look at wear on everything...Was your caliper piston sticking? Can you see the studs on the pads you took off? Are there well worn grooves in your rotors? All these things will let you know what you really need to replace.

Don't pay someone to do it. It can be done with a few wrenches and a c-clamp.
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turn your rotors..if they are warped which tends to happen napa can fix em for a good price
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I have done alot of brake jobs. I just want to get good ones without going overboard. I keep hearing people talk about the cryo rotors and i want to know if they are worth the extra 100.00 bucks I always use napa for my machening. I just do not have the time this week to get them off then to NAPA to get turned and back on. I am out of town sat and sunday. I may take friday off to do it though. Thanks for the info and help though Mike
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OK GUYS,
Let me rephrase.

I want to know if anyone has an opinion one way or another on spending gobs of cash on rotors?

YES I know not to skimp on brakes but I want to know if all the extra is going to be noticed.
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The reason I went with the drilled/slotted rotors is because they reduce heat up to 250 degrees and heat is a major factor for warped rotors and brake fade. So, to answer your question, I think it's worth the money.

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Get rotors, the factory ones on that truck are thin and tend to warp. Once you turn them, they are now thinner and will warp faster.
I usually get my rotors from Advance Auto (Schucks here), but I haven't had to replace rotors on anything since I got out here. Going to have to soon, though- getting four wheel disks on the 72, and hopefully power front disks on the Galaxie as soon as I can find donor parts.
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Marty, I've had mine done on my 02. Definately blow the extra $100.00 and get the heavy duty pads. Especially if you are hauling or pulling heavy loads.
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