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    I’m looking at changing my front brake pads and brake fluid. Going to buy some EBC Double H brake pads. Is it beneficial to change the rotor to something better than the stock? I don’t have an issue with the stock one but I just thought I would look for a general consensus on what’s better. Thanks guys.

  • #2
    Your money is better spent on upgraded stainless brake lines than rotor unless your rotor is pooched of course.

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    • #3
      Thanks Roadiemort. No, rotor is good so I’m happy to keep that. Only wondering if there was a better option. Stainless brake lines, are you talking more of an aesthetic look or better performance/feel?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Baz64 View Post
        Thanks Roadiemort. No, rotor is good so I’m happy to keep that. Only wondering if there was a better option. Stainless brake lines, are you talking more of an aesthetic look or better performance/feel?
        Better performance as the expand less under pressure.

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        • #5
          Most stock lines are aramid fiber reinforced nowadays, and will swell under pressure. That's the common construction. Braided stainless sleeves are highly resistant to swell and give a very firm linear feel.


          Wherever you go in life, ride there if at all possible.

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          • #6
            Thanks guys. I’ll have a look and see where I can get stainless steel braided lines here in Australia.

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            • #7
              I’ve found a ‘Galfer’ and a ‘Hel’ Brand of stainless steel lines. Any preference?

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              • roadiemort
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                Galfer is a quality brand, don't know the other.

            • #8
              Thanks Roadiemort.

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              • #9
                Concerning rotors, the original equipment are quite expensive and I've got one that's a little warped. I see some on EBAY from china, wondering if anyone has tried them?

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                • roadiemort
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                  No but EBC makes a reasonably priced after market one.

                • Doc_V
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                  I would avoid cheap Chinese made brake rotors like the plague. Brakes are not something you want to cut corners on. And yes, check out EBC.

              • #10
                I agree with Roadiemort, I’ve been in the EBC site and they do seem reasonably priced.

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                • #11
                  I'll check into it, thanks!

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                  • #12
                    Try Tim Bondurant from Metric Magic KCpartsguy, he’s been very helpful to me about the brakes. I think he deals quite a bit with Roadstar guys.

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                    • TimB
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                      I only sell Goodridge brake lines. They are the best I've used.

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                    I have good used OEM non-floating rotors

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