1999 4.0 67000 miles. Well overdue for pad and rotor replacement. I think I'm on the original set. I've been looking at Rockauto for replacement parts. My question is the difference between slotted vs non-slotted rotors, ceramic vs standard pads. I am a daily driver and don't do continuous sever hard braking. I would like your opinion and comments on this subject.
Post by Hurricane87 on Nov 11, 2015 12:24:48 GMT -6
You want slotted rotors, they disperse the heat from braking. You don't need ceramic pads unless you have a lot more than 250 bhp or plan on racing. Or have one of those manufacturers who conveniently demands them so their dealer service departments can be more profitable, Oldsmobile was not one of those manufacturers.
Thanks for the information. Yes I like the look for the front(slotted/ceramic) and standard for rear. How about mail order auto parts. As I said I was looking at rockauto, Are there any others that you have dealt with and how were they. Good and bad responses? Specifically I was looking at A1Auro and the prices were good, but are they any good??
Yep, slotted rotors are of no help to our cars. Just get the OEM ones unless you want to pay more for the cool factor.
I'll give a x3 on the ceramic pads. I use ceramic on all my cars mainly because they last longer. Less time spent changing them out. Especially on the Jag. I'd like to slap the engineer that decided to put inboard rear brakes on that thing...
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Believe it or not, I got OE rotors on Amazon for $26 each. Have no idea if they still have any. Most of Amazon's automotive crap is precisely that, but it obviously never hurts to look.
Probably free shipping as well?
Not sure how they can do that with the weight involved, but I'm not complaining! Got a similar deal ordering 80 pounds of grass seed at Lowes online ... that had to make the profit somewhere in the negative range on the deal ...
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Post by paulaurora on Nov 24, 2015 10:29:05 GMT -6
Yes use Rockauto all the time!
Own:2003 Aurora 4.0 3rd Owner! All options 130k Had: 1998GX 168,000 Intrigue-RIP total loss. 1999 Intrigue GLS 215,000 mil-Trade it in for Aurora 2001 Aurora 4.0 2nd owner! miles 22,000~170,700- Sold 2018 Volvo s90 Inscription.