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You're most likely correct. A brake upgrade isn't too much money and SS line are cheap too. Take a look at the rotors and pads or have a friend who knows cars take it for a spin
 

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You're most likely correct. A brake upgrade isn't too much money and SS line are cheap too. Take a look at the rotors and pads or have a friend who knows cars take it for a spin
Or not? Because for the most part there is no such thing as "warped rotors" -- it's typically uneven brake deposits. Don't bother upgrading anything, just get new rotors and pads, then break them in correctly.
 

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When I said upgrading, i meant going to Autozone and buying new rotors and pads and upgrading to SS lines. "Upgrading" from what he has now on the car.
 

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That would wobble all the time. Not only when you hit the brakes.

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Its not possible to "warp" a rotor. Pad transfer is the only option.

If you just bought the car its a good idea to get some new pads and rotors anyway.being that its a 1993 I would flush the fluid as well. That way you wont have to think about the brake system for a good while.
 

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:fp:

If you buy anything besides NAPA blanks you're wasting your money.
But but.. Bronto those $40 Brembo blanks have to provide superior stopping power.





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if you are going to replace fluids, pads and rotors you might as well upgrade to 1.8s. I've been on stock 1.6 brakes for about a year now and they are udder ****. I got my 1.8brakes from the junkyard for 30 bucks and they improved the braking a lot. At the same time they don't bite so hard that you smash your face into the steering wheel every time. Also, like brontosaurus said, dont buy anything but Napa blanks.
 

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Not if the parallelism is too bad or rotors are already at minimum spec. There's an ad in CL that sells drilled and slotted rotors with four pads for $140, just an FYI.

Or you could just buy blanks, save $100 and get better performance.. Drilled rotors= less surface area/poor heat dissipation and prone to cracking.

We are no longer driving on brake pads made in the 60's.
 

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Or you could just buy blanks, save $100 and get better performance.. Drilled rotors= less surface area/poor heat dissipation and prone to cracking.

We are no longer driving on brake pads made in the 60's.
But drilled and slotted looks ultra cool! ;) Besides, I doubt we'd be overheating our brakes during normal daily driving. Anyways, the rotor style is a matter of personal taste. The latest CD/V rotor design is also far superior than the 80's technology that was prone to cracking! Anyways, it's the OP's option to choose whether to go solid or CD/V rotors. It was merely a suggestion.


EDIT: FYI, That's four CD/V rotors and a set of PBR (according to seller) pads all the way around for $140!


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Not if the parallelism is too bad or rotors are already at minimum spec. There's an ad in CL that sells drilled and slotted rotors with four pads for $140, just an FYI.


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Or.. don't waste your money, as mentioned before? Buy cheap blanks, spend the balance on good brake pads.
 
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