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Old 10-10-2002, 07:58 PM   #1
Siper2
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Default Brakes: FrozenRotors.com Brembo solids installed!



Hey all.

Well, today I installed a new pair of front rotors, in OEM size, from www.FrozenRotors.com . I dealt with Mark Link at F.R., who is some sort of VP at the company. Nice guy, very informative, always returned Emails.

Story is that my OEM rotors were warping, I had the steering wheel shudder under braking, particularly from higher speeds.
Tried to get them resurfaced, brake shop said they were "over 1/4" warped, we could do it but you'd need it again in a couple of weeks." At least they were honest--and the inspection was free.
(Leading me to believe I wasn't being ripped off. If they offered me rotors at too high a price from them, or pushed something, well it'd be different...)

I'd heard of FrozenRotors from a couple fellow NESICers. Basically, they sell big brake kits, however they also sell OEM replacements--made by Brembo--which are cryogenically treated.
Lots of info on their website about it. They're becoming very popular with racing teams, as the cryo. treatment extends rotor life and decreases warpage chances.


Anyway, put a thread up yesterday in NESIC, as I had installation trouble.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=257189
Long story short, I figured it out, got the install done pretty quickly today.


Have only done about 20 miles on them so far, in-city, but they seem on-par so far. After break-in, and a big trip planned in a week or so, I'll come back and give a better opinion.

FYI, these are vented, solid rotors just like OEM. Only made by Brembo. Didn't want any of the cross-drilled, slotted mumbo jumbo. Price was ~$84/ea. for a 2000 RS. About equal to a replacement OE set from a regular dealership, unless you go through one of i-Club's great vendors. (Like Exeter Subaru, www.subaruwrxparts.com , who sells OEs for ~$100/pr with no sales tax.) However, considering the cryo-treatment factor, hopefully my thinking I got a great deal will pay off.

(Though I know a discount place could've sold me some basic ones much cheaper. Bah. )

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