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post #11 of (permalink) Old 02-29-2004, 12:43 AM
 
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roger that, calipers dont go bad too often in my experience. I"ve only repalced two of them and i damn near run a 24HR wrecker and repair service
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Shorts, did you use Wagner's full-cast rotors (61812)? And do the severe duty pads dust a lot? I was thinking about using these pretty soon, but don't know much about them other than that everyone says they're good parts
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I haven't replacd the rotors yet (they'll be done next brake job), but the severe duty pads are good. They don't dust a lot, which is very nice. I use to have some that dusted like crazy. As for being noisey, they're suppose to be quiet, but I've found that depending on driving and weather conditions, sometimes the squeak and sometimes they don't. But, they are lifetime warranty and they will replace them if you take them off and take them in for squeaking.
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Sounds good. If I don't go ceramic, I will definitely pick up a set of those pads. At Sears we just recently started carrying Wagner Brake parts and I've noticed the quality is a lot better than most brake parts we previously used.
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hey guys and gals:

One thing to consider on the lifetime brake pads; they don't wear out but the brake drums and rotors will. Which would you prefer to replace pads/shoes or drums rotors?

think about it.
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i totally agree with blabhern...I've been preaching that for years. but the lifetime pads arent quite as bad as we make them out to be. lifetime is a warranty on materials and craftsmanship...they arent promising that the pads will last forever. but still, i go with the 16 dollar albany or 20 dollar raybestos pads. i prefer the raybestos just because theyare made by a compant that DANA axle corporation owns....well for now. Raybestos, wix, and one other one....spicer i think, are being sold in the very near future
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well considering as how i haven't needed to replace rotors or drums, i think my lifetime pads/shoes are doing fine.

as for doing a brake job, you don't always needed to repace the rotors or drums. sometimes you can go with just having them turned. and sometimes you can just go without needing anything but a scuff up with a fine sandpaper or wirebrush. ask me how i know [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]


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