|03-09-2005 08:43 AM|
gotcha. Thanks Nick.
I will stick to sparkplugs and headlights for now.
|03-09-2005 08:40 AM|
|GenuineSaab||7/8 maybe, Mostly since you need a set of metric line wrenches and the rears are a bugger. I remember using an angle head wrench too. Also you need a 1/4" drive small torque wrench for the banjo bolts. I would say it is worth paying someone else to do it.|
|03-09-2005 07:51 AM|
on a scale of 1 -10, 1 being someone who does not know what all the common tools are called, 10 being a saab tech...
how easy is the stainless line install and do you need ramps, jacks or lift?
|03-09-2005 02:44 AM|
|Ragtop Tiger||Based on my experience with the braided lines he may be right. I did the lines last and the difference was amazing. I bought the Goodrich from Nick. They are steel braided teflon, not rubber. Build quality was superb.|
|03-08-2005 06:26 PM|
I talked to my tech today the best thing to buy to inprove braking is braded lines;
the rubber hoses with the stainless steel braded wrap.Not all the fancy disks and pads
Because you lose most of the braking power when the stock rubber hose expands when you apply pressure on the brake pedal.
He tells me it give you up to 60% more braking power
I am going to do this come april I'll let ya know how it turns out
|03-08-2005 07:30 AM|
|03-08-2005 07:29 AM|
Awesome, thanks for the replies everyone!
I gave my mechanic friend my car for the weekend to mount and balance my new rubbers.
I asked him to take a look at my brakes while the wheels were off because I've been experiencing "A slight pulsation" when braking .
He said that the pulsation might have something to do with my rotors being pretty whooped *oops* and the fact that 3 of my rims are bent (one fairly badly).
He eneded up turning my rotors down for me which is cool.
I'm still planning on replacing my rotors/pads/lines, I think I can push it out till next month.
Gotta love the durability of these Saab rims!
|03-07-2005 11:40 AM|
|BurnsSide42||Check with the guys at Group 9 - afterall they too are just another of TSL's wonderfull sponsers!|
|03-07-2005 11:25 AM|
I did Porterfield Pads on both the front and back. Got em from Perterfield
Rotors, I did the Brembos.
Porterfield Brake Pads
|03-07-2005 10:39 AM|
I bought new cross drilled-slotted rotors from SpeedyDynamics on ebay for 240. These are Zimmerman rotors that they use CNC to cross drill and slot. Then they coat them with a zinc alloy to prevent rust. These are much nicer than the eeuroparts Zimmerman rotors (I had them on before these) because they include slots and are plated so they look great. The eeuroparts Zimmermans are not treated and rust badly. If you get them from eeuroparts you need to paint the hubs (especially the rear rotors). I have the Hawk High Performance Street Pads (tirerack) and the Goodrich SS lines (GenuineSAAB). I was amazed at how much difference the brakelines made. I use Valvoline ABS Brake Fluid, but have all good about ATE Super Blue. I painted the calipers black, as they were looking bad. Now all looks great!
|03-04-2005 02:29 PM|
|Dan||I can get Zimmerman cross drill rotors for a fairly good price|
|03-04-2005 11:56 AM|
Look at thee place too.
|03-04-2005 06:37 AM|
these look pretty decent
and it looks like i could get pads and lines through them as well.
|03-04-2005 06:21 AM|
|03-04-2005 05:56 AM|
I've seen crossdrilled rotors sets (front and rear) for super cheap on ebay.
I'm wondering if they're total junk?
|03-03-2005 05:46 PM|
|iwantaviggen||i got my rotors at eeuroparts.com... and my pads on ebay...|
|03-03-2005 05:05 PM|
taliferro might have it all....genuinesaab.com
|03-03-2005 02:34 PM|
Best place to buy performance brake parts?
I'm preparing to buy:
performance brake pads
This is my daily driver, so I'm not looking to do viggen rotors/big brake upgrade etc.
And of coarse I'd like to keep the price as low as possible.
(I still have allot of tickets to pay off )
Allthough it's not essential I'm looking for a place that I can order everything from at once.
Any body got 2 cents