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My stock brakes seem to be total garbage. Ive gotten them turned 3 times since ive had the car fall 2008 and they just keep warping.


So I went onto tirerack.com to see what they had for brake discs. And also decided to get some pads as well. I am wondering what your opions of the powerslot discs are with the Akebono pads. Also wondering if any one has tried these discs or pads.

Thanks in advance.


http://www.tirerack.com/brakes...r=2.4
 

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Re: New Brakes (campinassassin)

These discs should not be turned. The stock discs and pads are pretty good, maybe yours are not stock. I have never had any warping problems with Volvo stock brakes. They dust like crazy, is all.
 

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Re: New Brakes (Mika)

I should have been more specific the front brakes are perfectly fine but the back ones pulsate a lot. Though it is nice to have the vibrating drivers seat option on your car its not all that good for the car and stopping distance.

Something that i have thought about is that it could be my 15 inch rims not allowing enough air flow to cool the disk and it just gets hotter and hotter.
 

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That's exactly what i was wondering about rotors. My started to warp because i'm pretty sure when I got the car the rotors were already turned and not new. I'm looking at new rotors, currently have akebono pads that i got a few weeks ago. What would you guys recommend for front rotors, the oem replacement zimmerman or brembo, or something else.
 

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Quote, originally posted by miha11 »
That's exactly what i was wondering about rotors. My started to warp because i'm pretty sure when I got the car the rotors were already turned and not new. I'm looking at new rotors, currently have akebono pads that i got a few weeks ago. What would you guys recommend for front rotors, the oem replacement zimmerman or brembo, or something else.
I would check out EST too, i got a good deal on a set of slotted rotors from them that im using with Akebono Pads. Very happy with the setup which I would say is simular to oem without the dust.
 

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Volvo doesn't recommend turning the rotors, and they also recommend replacing the rotors when replacing pads.

Also, if you are planning on buying Powerslots, check availability. I have my fronts, but have been waiting 6 weeks fro ipd to get the rears in. They claim that Powerslot was bought by another company, and the shipping has been a nightmare since. I see on the tirerack page you linked to, they also said "special order"

So if you had bad pulsations, you may not want to wait for weeks and weeks......
 

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Re: New Brakes (campinassassin)

Quote, originally posted by campinassassin »
So I went onto tirerack.com to see what they had for brake discs. And also decided to get some pads as well. I am wondering what your opions of the powerslot discs are with the Akebono pads.

I'm very happy with the performance of my PowerSlot cryos and Akebono Euros. Would definitely recommend them.
 
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