North American Turbocoupe Organization



Rear Pads n Rotor Part Numbers
fred k Offline
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Well my cheap Autozone rotors and pads that I put on last year are toast. Yea, I do my own work so it's done right and yes I screwed up somewhere along the line. Been looking at NAPA part numbers and prices, about $85/ea. for good rear rotors and $40 for good pads. Yes, I'm going to replace the slide pins too. Just wondering what everyone else is running? What's up with the organic in NAPA pad descriptions?
fred l kennedy
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segfaultxr7 Offline
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Those prices sound right, you might be able to get decent rotors for a little less though ($60 or so). I asked for the best pads NAPA had in stock and they sold me the $40 ones. I'm happy with them, no noise and they feel good. I'm not sure what organic means in reference to brake pads either, but mine said that too. They also had $15 cheapies, but that sounded a little too cheap. For me, that's really saying something. [Image: smile.gif]

I had to replace a rear rotor; the only kind Advance had in stock was a cheap $25 "Foster". It's fine so far with about 6k miles, but that's not saying much.

When you changed them before, did you lubricate the slider pins with dielectric grease? Those pins seizing up is the #1 cause of rear brake problems on these cars. If your pins are frozen, the outer pad will look like new and the inner will be trashed.
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fred k Offline
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When you changed them before, did you lubricate the slider pins with dielectric grease? Those pins seizing up is the #1 cause of rear brake problems on these cars. If your pins are frozen, the outer pad will look like new and the inner will be trashed. [/B][/QUOTE]

Yea, you learn about the pins early. That's what's weird about this, the inner is like new and the outer is trash. I replaced the emergency brake cable, the rotors and changed out the pins last summer. I need to look at the whole assembly and figure out what the hell's goin on.
fred l kennedy
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Ohio88TC Offline
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Why would you want organic brake pads... Aren't they suppose to be metallic pads. Plus metallic pads provide better stopping power.
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segfaultxr7 Offline
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#5
I think the pads I got were actually descirbed as both organic and semi-metallic. Semi-metallic is the generally best all-around compromise between pad life, rotor wear, and stopping power.
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Noname
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#6
For all your brake needs go to www.discbrakesrus.com . high quality parts, at really good prices, and free shipping.

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