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Unread 02-12-2014, 07:59 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried out eBay rotor kits? I was looking into this one and was wondering what the feedback and opinions my be. Thanks guys!!

Look at this on eBay:

[FRONT+REAR KIT] Black Hart *DRILLED & SLOTTED* Brake Rotors +Ceramic Pads C2039

http://bit.ly/1aWt3gx

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Unread 02-12-2014, 08:47 PM   #2
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Unread 02-12-2014, 08:56 PM   #3
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If there's one thing i'd like to KNOW is going to perform, it's my brakes.

I personally have never heard of that brand, and wouldn't trust some cheap eBay brakes to slow down these bricks. I may be wrong, but that's my .02

Search Stoptech, or PM Kolak (Forum Vendor) and see what he's selling.

Also here's what a quick search revealed: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/d...rotor-1396538/
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Unread 02-12-2014, 09:31 PM   #4
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^^^ Agreed.

Cheap brakes are cheap because they're made cheap with lower quality materials.

Look at Akebono pads and Centric rotors. Check RockAuto. Another JF member turned me to those - nothing fancy but they perform very well and are free of noise or dust.
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Unread 02-12-2014, 09:36 PM   #5
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Get Kolak's stillen 4 wheel slotted rotor upgrade with pads. I've had 4 panic stops with a 5k trailer and no fade and not warping - the stillen upgrade gives you 100% confidence that the WK will stop. Before I would slow down to lights when towing for fear of having to stop at all at a light.
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Get Kolak's stillen 4 wheel slotted rotor upgrade with pads. I've had 4 panic stops with a 5k trailer and no fade and not warping - the stillen upgrade gives you 100% confidence that the WK will stop. Before I would slow down to lights when towing for fear of having to stop at all at a light.
Are you running traile brakes with that set-up?

If not then every stop would be a panic...........=-O
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Unread 02-12-2014, 09:51 PM   #7
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On a similar topic, how are the slotted/drilled rotors on the trails? Do you find they clog up with dirt and debris?

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I tried a set of cheap eBay rotors on my Escalade, which is even heavier than the GC. The rotors warped WAY sooner than they should have! I spent the extra money for a quality set of EBC rotors and pads and have not been happier with braking!
Like other said, the cheap rotors use poor quality metals, since they are made in China.
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Unread 02-13-2014, 08:02 AM   #9
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Are you running traile brakes with that set-up?

If not then every stop would be a panic...........=-O
Definitely running trailer brakes. As the stock WK brakes were so pathetic anytime you had to do stop from a speed of 40 mph or higher it was harder than it should be. Add a trailer (even with brakes) and it was downright scary. I'm 2 1/2 years post Stillen upgrade and they are as strong as ever and the best $500 I've spend on a WK.
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I went the same root as CaddyDaddy. After my stock brakes warped at 20,000 miles I switched to EBC slotted/dimpled rotors and Green stuff pads. I had some noise issues with the pads though and switched to Raybestas severe duty pads. Been good ever since. That was 100,000 miles ago. (Pads have been changed, same rotors though.)
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Unread 02-13-2014, 01:38 PM   #11
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Still no comment from OP.
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Haha I did considered buying that set from eBay... After reading this thread, unsure about it now. But i got almost same thing set for my wife's s40 and no issues since 2 years.
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I have a set of Stillen rotors and metal matrix pads for the front that has never been installed if anyone is interested.
I sold the WK before I installed them.
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How much for the rotors?
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Unread 02-14-2014, 04:43 PM   #15
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I would rather sell it as a package with both rotors and pads.
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