- Raul, could you provide some info on the 19 inch wheels and tires
you're using? Which wheel, where they came from, any special offset
adapters, which tires, etc? And maybe some pics for the Photos
--- In CateraOwners@yahoogroups.com, "Raul" <rbanda_1999@y...> wrote:
> i agree with the fact of the Gm rotors being crappy... i even have
> to say the aftermarket reybestos rotors are too... i purchased and
> just recently installed some SP Performance drilled and slotted all
> around which so far i love! the stoping power is great and i still
> have not fully broken em in yet. Not to mention the looks behind a
> 19" wheel is awsome... just my 2cents...
> --- In CateraOwners@yahoogroups.com, tjprog <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > That's because you're using GM GENUINE CRAPY rotors and pads
> > with rotors hardness of...a cheese. No wonder why latest models
> > Porsche will start using ceramic rotors.
> > Put on german "Zimmermann" drilled and cross sloted rotors,
> > and ceramic brake pads like "Rybestos" or "EBC" brake pads are
> > formulated to run cleaner because they resist carbonizing until
> > 1000° Fahrenheit and you'll see performance.
> > I have '97 Cat 53K mi now, at 36K dealer said you need to change
> > brake pads 'cause I had the same problem. Turns out pads were
> > o'k about 30% worn out, rotors had deep groves not to mention
> > dust and viabrations. Did replace all myself and went back to show
> > this "pro" expert "Genuine parts" - besides his astronomical
> > price estimate on parts and labor he had nothing else to say.
> > Since then when I go to Cadi-Stealer when he say Good morning-
> > I look up the sky to see if the sun is up!
> > For specs go to:
> > http://www.brakewarehouse.com/
> > Hey Chad no offense you don't belong to that group
> > - Happy New Year!
> > TJ
> > --- In CateraOwners@yahoogroups.com, "southerngent919"
> > <southerngent919@y...> wrote:
> > > I own a 97 Catera that I bought new and have about 75K on it.
> > > pads have never lasted much past 20K. At 60K miles, I had the
> > rotors
> > > replaced. The breaks on this care are not like an American car.
> > > pads wear deep groves in the rotors. The dealer claims that the
> > > brakes were designed for performance. He says that the pads are
> > > designed to remove material from the rotor so that there is no
> > > warpage in the rotor. It appears that he is correct. I have
> > > expeienced any vibration even while braking hard.
> > >
> > > My advice is to replace the rotors if they are under
> > > and can't be "turned".
> > >
> > > --- In CateraOwners@yahoogroups.com, "johnfmoynihan"
> > > <johnfmoynihan@h...> wrote:
> > > > I was told by my dealer that my front brakes have about 5K
> > > > Looking at the price of rotors and understanding that they
> > > be
> > > > turned like the good old days, I was wondering whether it
> > be
> > > > safe to just change pads. Am I being too cheap? I have a 99
> > with
> > > > 54K miles. Thanks.
- Yup, still got 'em. I assume you've scuffed the
rear rotors before you put the pads on, but it
sounds like it's glazing. I would scuff the
rotors again and try to do another
break-in. Otherwise, it may be something with
the pads. So far, my brakes have not been
squealing with the TruStar pads in the rear.
At 07:33 PM 2/19/2007, you wrote:
>Assuming the parts are still available, I would very much like to purchase
>the rear rotors and front ceramic pads, assuming they fit a 1997 Catera.
>The $85 price is fine. I can pay with Paypal, check or credit card.
>Whichever you may prefer, or other method if you like. By the way, have you
>put ceramic pads in the back brakes of the Catera. I put Raybestos QS
>ceramics in the back and I can't get them to stop squealing when backing up.
> I just ordered some other ceramic pads for the back brakes to see if they
>will stop the noise.
>Here is my address:
>734 Still Breeze Way
>Sacramento, CA 95831
> >From: WOM <northgajaguar@...>
> >Reply-To: CateraOwners@yahoogroups.com
> >To: CateraOwners@yahoogroups.com
> >Subject: [CateraOwners] Brakes
> >Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 11:23:59 -0500
> >I've got some NEW drilled (NOT slotted) solid rear Brembo rotors and
> >NEW ceramic front TruStar pads. $85 shipped for both or to the
> >re-cycler they go. Contact me off list. Upgraded to GTO fronts and
> >vented rears.
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