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Old 05-07-2002, 06:51 PM   #1
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need advice

well i need to get new brake pads ,,, what do i get
this gut i know had an a6 he says he has cf pads .. is that true us there any thing like that ?? also thinking of upgrading rotors what do you think i should get
what pads and rotors dont wanna spend a lot of money and is this DIY easy ?
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Old 05-07-2002, 06:59 PM   #2
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axxis

why not get the axxis dustless pads? virtually no dust at all.
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Old 05-07-2002, 07:02 PM   #3
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i was thinking that

but what abt the rotors ?
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Old 05-07-2002, 07:06 PM   #4
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depends

depends on what you want ... do you want to upgrade your brake ? if yes then get 12.6" big brake kit.

If you don't have the $$$, upgrade the rotor to brembo rotor, not big brake kit, just stock side rotor made by brembo.

is ur car still under warranty? if so, then lets dealer change them for free .... cost none
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Old 05-07-2002, 07:22 PM   #5
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not under warranty

i want more breaking power dont have $$ for the bbkit ...
slotted or xdrilled rotors ? and any sites you know where i can get em
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Old 05-07-2002, 07:44 PM   #6
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do a search

on this board, i think there are posts about pros and cons of each.
I personally like the xdrilled.
racingtechnologies.com carries them.
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Old 05-07-2002, 08:52 PM   #7
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Here's a page with some good info on cross-drilling/slotting: http://www.avalonracing.net/rotors.htm
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can you just go to the dealer and tell them to change it for u?
i think they gonna charge the labour fee right?
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Old 05-07-2002, 10:58 PM   #9
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I just got the Bav Auto Ultimate Rotors, which combines x-drilled with slotted design. Haven't had a chance to install yet. Was thinking about getting some new pads in the process. Maybe Axiss or Hawk. I've heard Axiss is a good choice if you're looking to minimize brake dust, but they lack in performance.
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Old 05-07-2002, 11:02 PM   #10
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I just got the Bav Auto Ultimate Rotors, which combines x-drilled with slotted design. Haven't had a chance to install yet.
Hey Fu post up your impression when you install since Bav Auto is only 20 minutes away from my house and I was lookin at those also.
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Old 05-07-2002, 11:21 PM   #11
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ty guys

for the replies
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Old 05-08-2002, 12:06 AM   #12
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Hey Fu post up your impression when you install since Bav Auto is only 20 minutes away from my house and I was lookin at those also.
Will do. Hopefully, I'll have them installed by the end of the week.
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