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Yea.. it is warped, sablerider has convinced me that it is probably from the accident I had in february, it is just now getting annoying and having braking problems.

If anyone has seen anything like this that wasn't due to a wreck let me know.

First picture is of the rotor and one part of it is obviously warped, and the gouge goes as deep as if not deeper than the slot.

Oh and the pads are fine.
 

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I've yet to hear any real glowing reviews of EBC products. Among most of the auto-x people I know they agree they are junk. Just a bit of info. :ph34r:
 

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I have those EBC rotors, and I am very happy with them. I just pulled them last weekend to replace my pads, and the rotors looked great. I don't think they are junk at all. I am really hard on my brakes, and had my OEM style rotors turned twice in one year. Iv'e had the EBC ones in for two years now, and not a single problem.


That damage looks like an impact gouge. I would venture to guess that it was due to an accident: it would take quite an impact to do that.
 

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I was extremely happy with them too until the jerking started, and they lasted longer than the smooth ones I had before, so I don't have anything bad to say about them, this is pretty obvious that this is not a manufacturer defect.

I am going to pick up my 13" baers at the end of August so these are only temporary. Unfortunately I can't just buy one new rotor....
 

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I haven't had any problem with my EBC's. I've got the exact same ones. I put them on after my stock rotors warped at ~26K miles. I'm now at 47K and no signs or warpage. Kermit, do you get a kinda "cricket" sound from yours because of the grooves and dimples? I get that and wanted to know if it's specifically the rotors, or just the rotor/pad combination I'm using.

I think next time I replace rotors, I might go with a high end smooth rotor. Something that is dependable without having to listen to the Cicadas in my wheels.

-Dan
 

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Originally posted by jtkz13@Jul 9 2004, 12:50 AM
I've yet to hear any real glowing reviews of EBC products. Among most of the auto-x people I know they agree they are junk. Just a bit of info.  :ph34r:
:blink: That's interesting. Have you been around the TCCA forums for the past few months? :blink:
 

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Well remember those are Autocross guys. One man's Junk is another man's treasure. There just isn't anything near as good in the same price range for us that I know of.

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Originally posted by dant98@Jul 9 2004, 07:43 AM
I haven't had any problem with my EBC's. I've got the exact same ones. I put them on after my stock rotors warped at ~26K miles. I'm now at 47K and no signs or warpage. Kermit, do you get a kinda "cricket" sound from yours because of the grooves and dimples? I get that and wanted to know if it's specifically the rotors, or just the rotor/pad combination I'm using.

I think next time I replace rotors, I might go with a high end smooth rotor. Something that is dependable without having to listen to the Cicadas in my wheels.

-Dan
When do you hear that cricket noise? Is it when you're driving or when your braking?

I just changed my brakes because of a cricket noise when driving that would get quiet when I was braking, and because the steering wheel would vibrate when I braked. It turned out that one of the pads had shifted somehow and wasn't sitting right. When I took the pads out one of them had a flat corner, like it was riding on the edge.
 

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dan, I have the same thing. It's because of the dimples; just a trait of the rotors.
As I said earlier, I just replaced my pads and I still have the sound.



Mike, the noise will get louder when you apply the brakes.
 

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Originally posted by silvapain@Jul 9 2004, 09:25 AM
dan, I have the same thing. It's because of the dimples; just a trait of the rotors.
As I said earlier, I just replaced my pads and I still have the sound.



Mike, the noise will get louder when you apply the brakes.
Ah. Then I guess it's a completely different cricket. My bad.
 

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I thought that was the case. Oh well. It must be the "performance" sound. :lol:

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Yea that sound is what you paid for :) enjoy it! The baers I'm getting are just drilled so probably less noise. Maybe the dual piston will be quieter too.
 

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I'm running EBC rotors on the front, & BAER on the rear, it's only been a few weeks but all is good so far!!! Also using HAWK Pads front & rear! A.O.K.
 

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Baer in the rear? Hmmm... do tell. I was thinking about getting the 11.6" rear upgrade and running the EBC's in the rear (new ones of course) and the Baers up front, but with the Baers up front I think the drums will suffice.
 

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my EBC's hiss... more under braking... Before the protective black coating wore off, the noise was more noticeable.
 

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Originally posted by LoadedLX@Jul 10 2004, 07:46 AM
i was told you needed a special tool to remove rotors. i have a 97 taurus lx. mine are pretty shot and need replacing. is the tool bit true?
Nope. All you need are 2 different sized sockets/wrenches. C-Clamp too when re-installing (to compress piston).

-Damon
 

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The BAER rotors I've got on the rear of my car aren't the BIG ones, they're the same size as factory- just drilled & slotted. I agree w/the noise issue from the EBC rotors. Sounds like a pebble stuck in the tire tread. All look & feels good though.
Trick is to follow the "seasoning" instructions to the letter!!! Once the rotors & pads are "bedded in" they're nearly immune to warpage/cracking & premature failure!
 
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