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Old 05-17-2006, 02:13 AM   #1
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Question Balo, Brembo, ATE best OEM discs?

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My brakes are throbbing, and the time has come, even though the pads still have life and the rotors are not at the minimum, yet. What I have are Balo rotors and PBR MetalMaster pads, which were fine for 3 (or 4?) years until the rains last October must have rusted the discs unevenly as my car sat idle, outdoors for seven weeks! It's getting worse, rather than going away, so....

Yeah, I know: MetalMasters are an adventure (possibly fatal) in the rain, but they stop well, quietly, and without noise in almost every condition, and are very easy on rotors. I am thinking of going with them again, or getting EBC RedStuff, which are supposed to be better for non-vented rotors than GreenStuff. I ain't cleaning my wheels every four days with OEM pads!

Anyway, does anyone have a preference among Balo, ATE, and Brembo for the standard, non-vented rotors? It probably doesn't matter, huh? Durability is my main criterion.

What about cryo-tempered rotors? Does four-times the cost of non-tempered rotors make any sense? Seems ridiculous to me!

Thanks for the advice, boys and girls.

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From what I understand, Balo are balanced. I'd go with them.
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From all of the research I've done, I hear nothing but great things about BALO.
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