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Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 10:13 pm 
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I have spoted some cheap EF ABS front brake rotors on EBAY, they are RDA brand for $55 each, and mine are stuffed and in need of replacement. As I am not after a performance rotor these seem to fit the bill, does anyone have any comments negative or positive about them and the dealer HBA performance parts. Also the bearing kits are cheap as well should I be wary of them?

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Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:48 pm 
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hey dude im running slotted RDA rotors on my EF.... they are excellent quality and i have had some rather hard braking on them and they havnt even warped yet..... apparently they are of equal quality to the DBA..... so cam says from hitech brakes and he knows his s**t...

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 3:15 am 
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Ive had slotted rda's on my car for a while now and there great.. no problems what so ever!
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Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 9:29 am 
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hmmm mad ein malyasian aitn they
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Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 11:37 am 
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They perform equal to DBA.
In slotted form there is not very much difference in appearance, but the RDA slots go to the edge of the rotor where the DBA dont.
The RDA hub seams to rust after a week r so from weather and looks kinda ugly; depends how pucky you are tho, you could always just paint em up. :idea:
Yes, I use both, I find the rusty look the only thing which would make me not get them again; however as i said its just on the hub, not the rotor so it might not be noticable with more closed in rims.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 11:54 am 
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thats why you clear cost that area before you put it on the car :D always prevents rust
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Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 12:38 pm 
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Thanks everyone, I think I might invest in the RDA rotors and some HT paint for the hub section. Busy doing an interior transformation at the moment so I might have to hold off a bit.

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Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 1:34 pm 
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thats why you clear cost that area before you put it on the car :D always prevents rust

Well if only i knew this BEFORE hand hehe! :idea:

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 1:42 pm 
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i normally clear coat but thsi tiem i think i might paint it gold lol
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Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 4:26 pm 
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If you paint them with a high temp paint they do look great
espicially if they are painted in gold. Looks awsome..
make sure that you let the paint dry fully then put a clear
coat to seal the paint to stop the break dust getting into the paint..

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 4:27 pm 
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Yeah, mine are black.. way better than rust!

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 8:26 pm 
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Mine are fine a set of slotted AUII with nice no dust bendix pads work well for me.

Talk to Cam at hiteckbrakes in melbourne he will look after you.
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