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somebody5788
08-01-2010, 06:54 PM
Ordered some Zimmerman drilled and coated front rotors for 92 bux a piece. TT carriers for 75 each and ceramic pads for 50. Can't wait to install them!!! Getting some stainless lines ASAP and also powder coating and rebuilding the calipers.

Gaberossi
08-01-2010, 06:55 PM
remember SS lines require changing much sooner than OEM lines

Seerlah
08-01-2010, 06:58 PM
And..............how's the S/C project coming along. Yes, that was a thread derail[:p]

But to stay on tpic, good deal. My ATE rotor hubs rust like crap, and wish I had gone with something like Zimmerman. But I was on a budget at that time, and the non-zinc coating def reminds you later on that you shouldn't have cheaped out.

somebody5788
08-01-2010, 07:02 PM
And..............how's the S/C project coming along. Yes, that was a thread derail[:p]

But to stay on tpic, good deal. My ATE rotor hubs rust like crap, and wish I had gone with something like Zimmerman. But I was on a budget at that time, and the non-zinc coating def reminds you later on that you shouldn't have cheaped out.

I almost did cheap out... but im like... um.. im going to want to turn these and just replace pads at least once so I'm getting the good shit! lmao. Supercharger is a full kit I just need the tune. But I need to prep the car for it now. Needs new breather system and oil seals and the brakes.

somebody5788
08-01-2010, 07:04 PM
remember SS lines require changing much sooner than OEM lines

Only if they start leaking. My stock lines are ready to explode 160k miles

Gaberossi
08-01-2010, 07:09 PM
i would just go with OEM Stainless steel covered lines...if they make them...i just know that u have to change Aftermarket SS lines very often

flynnr
08-01-2010, 08:30 PM
guy on mnaudi forum is selling his SS front lines for $20 (he no longer has an a4)

somebody5788
08-02-2010, 06:30 AM
guy on mnaudi forum is selling his SS front lines for $20 (he no longer has an a4)

I just got front ones for $50...... not worried about the back.

thedudesA4
08-02-2010, 07:08 PM
can I ask what brakes you are going with?

Kronic Budz
08-02-2010, 07:17 PM
why would u have to change ss lines often? they are more durable than rubber lines...

.Mad Hatter.
08-03-2010, 03:08 AM
i would just go with OEM Stainless steel covered lines...if they make them...i just know that u have to change Aftermarket SS lines very often

how do you figure that stainless steel lasts a shorter time than rubber? i have had my stainless lines on for probably AT LEAST 80,000km and there are zero issues (that is with a season of autocross)

somebody5788
08-03-2010, 05:19 AM
can I ask what brakes you are going with?

Thought I listed that? 312mm (vs 288) 2000 A8 Zimmerman drilled and zync coated rotors, PBR/ Textar ceramic pads, and TT caliper carriers.

99% sure your the one that bought Adam's car and that it already has the same setup lol.

Gaberossi
08-03-2010, 03:00 PM
They don't swell like rubber lines, so they can potentially firm up your brake pedal. If you're doing a lot of off-road driving, the stainless-steel braid may protect your lines from being punctured by rocks or whatever. Here's the thing, though: Since stainless-steel lines don't bulge as they age, and since the inner Teflon lining is hidden behind the braid, there's no easy way to inspect the lines for warning signs of imminent failure. This is no big deal on a race car, since the lines are (or should be) replaced at least once a season. On a street car, where most people are likely to let YEARS go by without even looking at their lines, it can be an issue....just be smart about what u are buying..and buy it for the right reason, not just b/c its a racing product.

somebody5788
08-03-2010, 05:04 PM
They don't swell like rubber lines, so they can potentially firm up your brake pedal. If you're doing a lot of off-road driving, the stainless-steel braid may protect your lines from being punctured by rocks or whatever. Here's the thing, though: Since stainless-steel lines don't bulge as they age, and since the inner Teflon lining is hidden behind the braid, there's no easy way to inspect the lines for warning signs of imminent failure. This is no big deal on a race car, since the lines are (or should be) replaced at least once a season. On a street car, where most people are likely to let YEARS go by without even looking at their lines, it can be an issue....just be smart about what u are buying..and buy it for the right reason, not just b/c its a racing product.

But you gotta think due to the fact the line doesnt let it expand if it does burst it will not be as bad as when a rubber one does. its like putting tape on a baloon. You can stick a needle through a baloon with scotch tape on it and it will not blow. It'll leak though.

Gaberossi
08-03-2010, 05:36 PM
im just giving u a heads up on previous experience, take it or don't

somebody5788
08-03-2010, 05:39 PM
im just giving u a heads up on previous experience, take it or don't

nah what your saying is valid (though you needed the explanation lol) I wouldnt say they need done earlier just inspected more often and much more thoroughly

Gaberossi
08-03-2010, 06:02 PM
correct

.Mad Hatter.
08-03-2010, 06:03 PM
ya that point doesnt prove they last for fewer miles...all it shows is that MAYBE you could have one fail without noticing. making the comment that you have to change them more often is just crazy talk.

Gaberossi
08-03-2010, 06:07 PM
w.e hater..

somebody5788
08-03-2010, 06:48 PM
Got a crappy pic. Wheels are really dirty.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p223/somebody5788/42984e4c.jpg

Gaberossi
08-03-2010, 06:56 PM
nice OP

thedudesA4
08-04-2010, 04:41 AM
Thought I listed that? 312mm (vs 288) 2000 A8 Zimmerman drilled and zync coated rotors, PBR/ Textar ceramic pads, and TT caliper carriers.

99% sure your the one that bought Adam's car and that it already has the same setup lol.

I thought just wasn't sure