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Brembo Blanks vs. Resurfacing

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by randerson165, May 4, 2004.

  1. randerson165

    randerson165 Senior Member

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    What would be the difference in quality with new brembo blank rotors vs. resurfacing my oem rotors.

    Also, is it a bad idea to get off brand rotors, autozone sells some off brands for like $13.99/each.

    I'm not even sure on the cost of resurfacing, but somebody said that is almost the cost of brembo blanks. I can get the brembo's for $29/each. Just looking for the brembo vs. oem resurface comparison.
     
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    Probably pretty close for quality. Take into account the material lost to the resurfacing/wear. The OEM disc will be thinner, and warp easier. A bigger/thicker disc will have more heat sink.

    Brembo or Off brand? I am using an off brand. No complaints so far. Brembo is also not that much more.

    I would buy a blank rather than turn the original. Once off the car, you have to run around and have the turning done. So you need a spare car to do that too. Too much hassle for the $$$$, since it would cost about as much as a brembo blank anyway.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    i use brembo blanks

    rotors are pretty cheap... i dont bother getting them turned

    like tab said, to me its just not worth the hassle
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    New rotors > resurfaced rotors

    That's all there is to it.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    :werd: resurfacing just takes material away... thinner rotors are weaker rotors
     
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    do yourself a favor and get some brembo slotted's from import replacements for $120. you'll be glad you did, I know I am...
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    slotted rotors are a waste of money

    get GOOD pads that dont glaze and you will not need the slots to shave the glaze off the pads

    no slots = more surface area
    more surface area = more friction
    more friction = more brakeing power
     
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    dont waste 120 on slotted rotors

    personally i use the autozone $20 rotors, never had any problems, and at that price they are practically disposable. i do many track events so i'm much harder on my brakes than most people. like E said, get some good pads.
     
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    i think you forgot the part of your reply that stated "IYO"

    http://www.teamscr.com/rotors.html

    http://corner-carvers.com/altimathread.php.html

    read a little and learn....
     
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    Is it just me or do those 2 links say two totally different things?
     
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    experience a little and learn even more.
     
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    ...

    I'm staying the hell out of this discussion. I've had enough materials and thermo training to know what I want to use.

    <_<
     
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    I've had resurfaced rotors, cheap rotors, and just about every brake pad you can think of and I know for a fact that these rotors and pads I have now are the strongest my brakes have ever felt. Now if you want to fuckin try to assert your superiority over the internet by insulting me thats fine, but I"m on here to give my opinion to the original question.
     
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    that first link says basicly what i said

    that second link was damn near useless... it was a bunch of people who i am willing to bet money have never tracked their altimas talking out of their asses about what is the best.... but if you read a little ways down past the first post, you will see that a few people that actually know what the fuck they are talking about come in there and set the story straight


    my "oppinion" comes from going to the track (road course not drag bullshit) talking with veteran racers who have been doing this for far longer than i have... getting their oppinions on what works and what doesnt... and actually testing it out by tracking my own car... my "oppinion" is not just some shit that i read on the internet or in a magazine somewhere
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    who insulted you

    he said experience was worth more than reading

    it is

    and you could have used 357678096430782 different brake setups... the important factor here is HOW were they used???
     
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    So i will be happy with autozone blanks @ $20 and some Hawk HPS pads ?
     
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    if you took that as an insult you have other issues to deal with.


    read what E said.
     
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    you will be golden :)
     
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    The HPS brake pads give you a smooth solid brake feel. They are not grabby. I know the difference, since I've driven everything from a Civic to a Semi, in one day. They are just awesome. You feel lockup coming, and slightly let up, and continue smooth hard deceleration. From 115-30 mph, it feels great(tried and true many times :) )
     
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