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Ok, this is a multi-part question from a new Swedespeed member. <p>I've got a 2004 S60 2.5T AWD, and it has finally gotten around to needing new brakes. I decided that I didn't want to pay what the dealer was charging, and I'm capable of changing my own pads and rotors, so I'm going to do it myself.<p>Question 1: I've got the sport package with 17" wheels. What diameter are the rotors? I've seen 11.25, 11.3, 11.75, 12, etc. It would be nice to get the right rotors. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Question 2: I'm really looking for a close-to-stock replacement, not spending a lot of money to upgrade everything...especially since my wife mostly drives the car. What is a good quality rotor for a decent price (i.e., not slotted and cross-drilled)?<p>Question 3: What kind of pads does everyone recommend? I see a lot of encouraging things about Akebonos and Mintex. What about the Bendix Titaniumetallics? <p>Question 4: Where are some good suppliers that I can get this stuff from?<p>Also, has anyone had good or bad luck with the generic stuff from Napa, Autozone, or Checkers/Schucks/Kragen? They have cheap prices, I just wonder about the quality, so any insight there would help as well.<p>Thanks in advance for the help!
 

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Re: New Guy with a 2004 S60 2.5T AWD needs Brakes (tredawg99)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tredawg99</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ok, this is a multi-part question from a new Swedespeed member. <p>I've got a 2004 S60 2.5T AWD, and it has finally gotten around to needing new brakes. I decided that I didn't want to pay what the dealer was charging, and I'm capable of changing my own pads and rotors, so I'm going to do it myself.<p>Question 1: I've got the sport package with 17" wheels. What diameter are the rotors? I've seen 11.25, 11.3, 11.75, 12, etc. It would be nice to get the right rotors. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p></TD></TR></TABLE>You could have either the 280mm or 302mm brakes. Best to break out your measuring tape.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tredawg99</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Question 2: I'm really looking for a close-to-stock replacement, not spending a lot of money to upgrade everything...especially since my wife mostly drives the car. What is a good quality rotor for a decent price (i.e., not slotted and cross-drilled)?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>FCP Groton has pretty good prices on the oem stuff. Slotted is not necessary on a street car - the brakes never get that hot, don't waste your money.<br><A HREF="http://www.fcpgroton.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fcpgroton.com</A>/<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tredawg99</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Question 3: What kind of pads does everyone recommend? I see a lot of encouraging things about Akebonos and Mintex. What about the Bendix Titaniumetallics? <br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>ditto for the pads, basic pads are all that is necessary unless you are going to do repeated laps on a track.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tredawg99</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Question 4: Where are some good suppliers that I can get this stuff from?<p>Also, has anyone had good or bad luck with the generic stuff from Napa, Autozone, or Checkers/Schucks/Kragen? They have cheap prices, I just wonder about the quality, so any insight there would help as well.<p>Thanks in advance for the help! </TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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Re: New Guy with a 2004 S60 2.5T AWD needs Brakes (ss60)

For my MY07 2.5t AWD with Sport package:<br>I did all four corners w/ Brembo rotors from FCP Groton think they were 11 something inches (just used measuring tape) at a decent price.<br>I did Hawk HPS pads and Carbon rear pads- both from EST.<br>And got Stainless brake lines. Def not mushy pedal anymore and they will probably out last the car. <p>I've had those lines on other cars go and getting stuck out on the road with no brakes blows.<br>I have done some autox and daily drive it and stops and feels really good. Def a relatively cheap brake job and good results.
 

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Re: New Guy with a 2004 S60 2.5T AWD needs Brakes (tredawg99)

If you want to stay stock, Volvo has this offer going at the moment:<p><A HREF="http://www.volvocars.com/us/PublishingImages/Service/SS%20coupons.pdf" TARGET="_blank">http://www.volvocars.com/us/Pu...s.pdf</A><p>If you're looking for parts, I would try:<p>John @ Boston Volvo <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerouser?cmd=viewprofile&id=14580" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...14580</A><p>or IPD <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com</A>/
 

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Re: New Guy with a 2004 S60 2.5T AWD needs Brakes (tredawg99)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tredawg99</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Also, has anyone had good or bad luck with the generic stuff from Napa, Autozone, or Checkers/Schucks/Kragen? They have cheap prices, I just wonder about the quality, so any insight there would help as well.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Word is that cheap aftermarket pads tend to be very noisy, no matter how much grease you apply to the backs of the pads. Stick to OEM or good quality replacements (like the Akebonos).
 
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