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Old 11-21-2003, 11:21 AM   #1
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let's talk brakes

OK, so while putting my new wheels on i notice that the brakes are just about gone (if it's not one thing it's another). i'm looking for something decent that won't leave a lot of brake dust. suggestions? trying to keep the overall price to less than $200.

i saw that batinc is running a pretty good deal on Mintek pads and EBC rotors. anyone running this setup? is it any good?

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Old 11-21-2003, 11:41 AM   #2
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You can check out TIRERACK.COM. I bought some brakes and rotors from there for around $220 or so.
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Old 11-21-2003, 11:43 AM   #3
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Oh, and congrats on finally getting your wheels. Post some pics of them.
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brembo slotted rotors, and either mintek or hawk pads
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RPIJG- i know brembos rep., but would you say using the EBCs is a bad idea? i kinda like'em (cosmetics-wise, which i know is a dumb point), but if they're crap i'll pass 'em up.

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PS- thanks WORM. pics will be coming soon. or you might just see me friday at the Q if i decide to go.
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brembo slotted rotors, and either mintek or hawk pads
cha ching...i say the same exact thing, cept brembo max rotors...EBC is alright but for the price, i'd go for the best...brembo
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Another focus owner nearby me has the EBC's, the squeak like no tomorrow, he has Mintek pads, which I have been told frequently are some of the best for the focus. What is it about the EBC's visually that you like? Both the Brembo's and EBC's are slotted rotors, unless you are talking about the Cross-drilled EBC's which I would warn against.
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you can purchase just blank brembo's...and as for your friends squeaks...did he use any brake lube?...cause without that most installs will sqeak
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I have that exact combo from BAT. I got the "stock" replacements, and can't be more pleased. Brakes better than she ever has, and it was only $109 + shipping. Very helpful folks too.
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brake lube? I don't know, I've never heard of it, sounds kinda like a contradiction in terms though.
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