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Mattz
03-22-2010, 10:16 PM
I have been really thinking on ordering these,, what ya guys think?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Pontiac-Grand-Am-02-03-Drilled-Brake-Rotors-Pads-F-R_W0QQitemZ220561304704QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_C ar_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item335a7a6c80#shI d

stillriza
03-23-2010, 05:30 AM
is that right, for that price your getting all 4 rotors and 4 pads? thats a crazy price.

Sparky'sGA01
03-23-2010, 06:50 AM
Thats really close too the same thing I have.. slotted and drilled for about the same price off ebay..

I have had no problems with them and its been a year now..

downside is the pads do dust a little bit and then if it sits they rust some but it washes off.. I dont think they are supposed too dust tho lol

DrFabulous
03-23-2010, 06:53 AM
Personally, I'd have a hard time trusting something that is that cheap. Especially on something as important as brakes.

cardude007617
03-23-2010, 09:49 AM
Personally, I'd have a hard time trusting something that is that cheap. Especially on something as important as brakes.

x2

stillriza
03-23-2010, 11:04 AM
they do look good but again.. as said above..

You can cheap out on certain parts in your car but something as integral as brakes.. kind of iffy.

But i wonder if these could be any worse than the stock ones that seem to warp so easily under hard braking??

2000 GT Coupe
03-23-2010, 11:12 AM
Too bad they did not offer the impala rotors and grand am rears lol
I wonder why they say fitment 2002-2003?

76TA01GAGT
03-23-2010, 11:28 AM
+1 on the 02-03 fitment, arent 99-05 all the same?

stillriza
03-23-2010, 01:08 PM
+1 on the 02-03 fitment, arent 99-05 all the same?

they should all fit the same..

DrFabulous
03-23-2010, 01:19 PM
+1 on the 02-03 fitment, arent 99-05 all the same?

Yup

Most of the items you see being sold on sites like ebay are not sold by the manufacturer, so the company selling them likely knows exactly nothing about the product. Its not uncommon to see GA stuff listed as 97-01, 95+, etc, despite the fact that the product won't work in the years they list.

However, all 99-05 Grand Ams use the same brakes (with the exception of SE's having rear drums and GT's having rear disks)

Tank33
03-23-2010, 01:21 PM
Corvette brake upgrade FTW!

Calipers showed up in the mail yesterday, and I can't wait!

remiljr
03-23-2010, 07:28 PM
Its so nice to get FREE hawk pads! Thats what i would use. For that price keep the rotors, toss the pads and buy hawk!

AaronGTR
03-23-2010, 08:35 PM
Any good? NO... they are garbage. And I'll tell ya why.

Not only is anything that cheap not anygood, but they are flat out lying in their advertisement. Basically preying on the fact that the average person doesn't understand anything about performance brakes.

"cross drilled for heat displacement" ? Cross drilling was never intended to do anything for cooling and it doesn't. It's purposed was to vent gas from between the pad and rotor surfaces that was created at very high pad temperatures, so that the pads stayed in contact with the rotors. Drilling removes metal that could absorb thermal energy and actually hurts cooling ability, and modern pads are much more resistant to gas venting, or totally resistant for some compounds, so cross drilling is no longer needed.

"chamfered holes prevents cracking" ? Cracking rotors has nothing to do with hole chamfers. It has everything to do with microscopic metal structure and stresses. Drilling the rotors and otherwise machining the metal changes the structure of the metal grain and creates stress points where it will fracture when heated and placed under stress. The only way to prevent that is either cast the holes into the rotor from the beginning (like Porsche), or put the rotors through an intensive temperature cycling treatment (cryo-treating) that progressively rearranges the metal grain and relieves the stress points.

DON'T BUY THESE CRAP ROTORS!

Mattz
03-26-2010, 03:02 PM
thanks for the imput,, i just got a new set of stock stuff..