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Old 07-31-2009, 12:44 PM
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I would advise against running new pads on the beat up old rotors. The wear on the rotors can cause uneven wear on the new pads.
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by IsItFast? View Post
Ok, thanks for that information - sorry you had to be the one to find that out but you probably just saved quite a few people from doing the same. Which Saab did you order the rotors for?

(I'll edit the original post later, posting this from my iPhone in an area with bad reception - it's like being on dialup lol)
If you can stick a dime into the grove on the rotor and it goes deep enough to touch what's his names head the rotors are junk. If not they can be turned. Save yourself some aggravation and do it now before the new pads look like the old ones.


I DID make a error in my last post that I will correct now. If the dime goes into the groove less than to what's his names head don't worry about it. If it goes BEYOND his head TURN the rotor. The following link explains it better than I did. Please excuse my error. The link will give you some good info on brakes. Both the myths and facts.

http://www.procutinternational.com/supplier_gm.aspx

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Old 07-31-2009, 01:25 PM
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How do you stick a dime in the groove.

I would think there is a square peg round hole problem there.
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Old 07-31-2009, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by metroplex View Post
I would advise against running new pads on the beat up old rotors. The wear on the rotors can cause uneven wear on the new pads.
I know Metroplex but they are no other rotors to you use so the cheap pads that came with the rotors will have to get the axe.

I used the rotors from all the 9-3 Saabs. They are the same diameter and bolt pattern but not deep enough to sit correctly. I don't think mine can be turned because there is a very tall lip on the outer edge inside and out. The lip is tall enough to lay the dime on it side and not be able to slide it off. They have worn about the height of a dime on its side.

This a temporary solution until rotors can be purchased.
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Old 07-31-2009, 03:03 PM
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Can you park the car until you get new rotors?
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:53 PM
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Can you park the car until you get new rotors?
No seeing as there is not expected arrival date for rotors.
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Old 07-31-2009, 05:08 PM
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:13 AM
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whats the difference with the front hawk pads? which are better for daily driving?
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:19 AM
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The HP Plus is kind of aggressive based on all of the reviews. The HPS (HP Street) is the best pick for daily driving. I plan to go with HPS on all 4 corners for my other cars. I couldn't find them for the front of my SS/TC so I'll keep the Ferodos for now.
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:12 AM
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Anybody looking for pads and rotors? Contact Tom at the link below. He has parts. Just make out the form and he will get back to you fast.

http://www.crateenginedepot.com/contact_us.aspx
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by buellfooll View Post
Anybody looking for pads and rotors? Contact Tom at the link below. He has parts. Just make out the form and he will get back to you fast.

http://www.crateenginedepot.com/contact_us.aspx
Rears?
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:35 AM
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Rears?
I JUST got an email from him and he was checking to make sure but yes he normally has rears in stock as he's been selling a lot of them. Send him a message to be sure.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by buellfooll View Post
I JUST got an email from him and he was checking to make sure but yes he normally has rears in stock as he's been selling a lot of them. Send him a message to be sure.
Will do thanks for the info!
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I just ordered R1 slotted rear rotors and Hawk HPS pads so I'll see how it goes
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link to said R1 slotted rear rotors plz
how much?
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Old 08-27-2009, 12:38 AM
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link to said R1 slotted rear rotors plz
how much?
Their site isn't updated yet so you'll have to call

Anyways here it is with HPS pads

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i have a question I have an 06 cobalt SS non supercharged. i have a set of awesome drilled slotted rotors and high performance brakes. I am purchasing the 09 turbocharged on friday. My question is will the rotors and brakes fit the 09 from my 06 or am i just S.O.L and have to buy new ones? Are the Brembro set that comes on the turbos really that bad? I know i had to replace the brakes and rotors off my 06 SS within the 1st few months. Thanks
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Cptnsweet View Post
i have a question I have an 06 cobalt SS non supercharged. i have a set of awesome drilled slotted rotors and high performance brakes. I am purchasing the 09 turbocharged on friday. My question is will the rotors and brakes fit the 09 from my 06 or am i just S.O.L and have to buy new ones? Are the Brembro set that comes on the turbos really that bad? I know i had to replace the brakes and rotors off my 06 SS within the 1st few months. Thanks
The 06 rotors will not fit on the 08+ turbo ss'. The brembos are great.. its the rear rotors that suck Or more specifically its the pad and rotor combo in the rear. The rears are just standard calipers, not brembos. And they are different than the 07 and below as well.
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thanks for the reply. my concern was i was reading on the what you dislike about your SS and someone had said that they haded the brakes and that when it rained it was like not havign any brakes at all. that kinda scared me as i have 2 kids in my car. Thanks again for the reply
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I went to the Autozone website and typed in the part number (1033) for the rear pads and they look nothing like whats on my car. The pads I ended up getting were 1095's and they look like whats on it. I won't be able to take them apart until tomorrow to see if their right.
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I went to the Autozone website and typed in the part number (1033) for the rear pads and they look nothing like whats on my car. The pads I ended up getting were 1095's and they look like whats on it. I won't be able to take them apart until tomorrow to see if their right.
Hahaha...so you purchased brake pads based on the picture from the website? I wouldn't want to be driving your car after these are installed...
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Hahaha...so you purchased brake pads based on the picture from the website? I wouldn't want to be driving your car after these are installed...
Not to burst your bubble but I've been working on cars for over 8 years so I know what I'm doing. I saw both numbers in person and unless they were boxed wrong, the 1033's looked nothing like whats on my car.
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Not to burst your bubble but I've been working on cars for over 8 years so I know what I'm doing. I saw both numbers in person and unless they were boxed wrong, the 1033's looked nothing like whats on my car.
That may be...but couldn't they have put the wrong pictures on the website?
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That may be...but couldn't they have put the wrong pictures on the website?
I wouldn't doubt it. lol
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According to the OP, the rear pads off of a Solstice will work and the number I've been seeing for the pads are 1095's.
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