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Old 02-16-2013, 04:11 PM
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Spring time maintenance for wheels etc

So i wanted to run by what im doing and wanted to ask for some input about anything else i should do

1) Brake pads low dust
2) slot/cross rotors
3) H&R lowering springs
4) Fuel filter

Here is what i thought about doing as well

1) struts
2) thrust arm and bushings

What else should i think about replacing while im doing this?
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:39 AM
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What else should i think about replacing while im doing this?

You could take MY car,..and I'll take YOURS!
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:05 AM
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:55 AM
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Why do you want slotted rotors?
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:01 PM
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allow brake dust and gas to vent and will look good with my wheels on
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:09 PM
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I have Akebono Ceramic Brake Pads and dont ever have to wipe my wheels down between washes.
With OEM Pads, I constantly wiped them down (even between rides)
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:47 PM
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I'll trade stopping power for dust. I've heard of too many complaints of squeaks and fade from the ceramic pads.
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I'll trade stopping power for dust. I've heard of too many complaints of squeaks and fade from the ceramic pads.
Prior to replacing my rotors, my brakes were a tad softer than usual. But after recently replacing front rotors (with OEM rotors) I'll have to say I'm back to normal braking feel. No issues here at all.

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Old 02-18-2013, 03:23 PM
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Also another reason I stick with OEM parts...I've been working on cars long enough to have learned the hard way.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:21 AM
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Im heard totally opposite about slotted or drilled rotors - hmmm what to do :P i know i want low dust pads maybe i will do that with new OEM rotors
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x2 on the Akebono brake pads. My wheel stays clean and the car still stops great.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:03 AM
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I used ceramic on my truck prior but stopping power was compromised. The low dust was nice but I went back to organics.
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