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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:43 pm    Post subject:  New Tires, Brakes, Suspension! Reply with quote

Having just clicked over 79k miles on my 2000 3.4l it is getting some wear items replaced! This vehicle is used on rain and snow days so dependable performance on a budget is the goal.

Last week I had (4) new Hankook H727 tires mounted on the stock 16" black steel wheels with 9C1 center caps. Below are more parts I need to purchase with basic part #'s I pulled from Rock Auto. Any advice on parts choices or places to purchase including site sponsors will be greatly appreciated!

Parts Needed:

Rotors - Front & Rear
CENTRIC Part # 12062055 Premium Rotor-Preferred $47.99
CENTRIC Part # 12062058 Premium Rotor-Preferred $35.89
Brake Pads - Front & Rear
CENTRIC Part # 10506980 More Info Posi-Quiet Ceramic w/Shims-Preferred $26.79
CENTRIC Part # 10606990 More Info Posi-Quiet Extend Wear w/Shims-Preferred $31.79
(do I get extended wear or ceramic?)

Struts - Front & Rear
KYB Part # 334227 More Info GR-2 / Excel-G $53.79
KYB Part # 334228 More Info GR-2 / Excel-G $52.79
I'm looking for a stock suspension ride (do I need more suspension parts than this?)

Windshield Wipers
What should I get? The Bosch I purchased make very loud chattering noises.

Thanks again, I appreciate any feedback!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:52 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

dang, must have been some hard miles to get all that stuff replaced so soon, looks all good, only suggestion would be factory delco wipers, others will say otherwise but mine work just fine and just came up on a year old, still working great in the Oregon rain
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:39 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

strut mounts

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:49 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the advice! The car is actually quite mint but the struts are making the front end slightly bounce when hitting a compression at highway speeds. This is my second set of front rotors as the Brembo OEM's I put on it with the Hawk HPS pads up front are now warped...got me. These parts are cheap enough to replace so oh well.

What do the strut mount kits entail? I am not opposed to purchasing new parts but can I reuse what I have? The price on the struts did seem too good to be true!

I will look into the Delco wipers. Also saw that Bosch makes a 'winter' model which may help with durability when scraping over snow and ice.

From reading the posts of others the Centric rotors and pads seem the way to go. Do people get the 'extended wear' or 'ceramic' Centric pads? I live in the mountains and use this car only when it is raining or snowing and am looking to tighten it up a bit!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:09 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

you shouldnt re-use the old strut mounts unless you have very low mileage or they are in great shape. With 80K on the car, I say just replace them.

otherwise, nothing out of the ordinary for these cars with 80K. I has rear strut go at 20K and the factory rotors are crap right out of the dealership.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:54 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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you shouldnt re-use the old strut mounts unless you have very low mileage or they are in great shape. With 80K on the car, I say just replace them.

otherwise, nothing out of the ordinary for these cars with 80K. I has rear strut go at 20K and the factory rotors are crap right out of the dealership.


Thanks! I knew the suspension price was too good to be true Smile Below is what I found on the Rock Auto parts list:

KYB Part # SM5568 Mount, Spring Seat, Bearing and Retainers; Front $27.79 (guessing I need to order (2) of these kits?)

KYB Part # SM5399 Rear Right $55.79

KYB Part # SM5398 Rear Left $55.79

Hope to order all my parts tomorrow, wish me luck!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:29 pm    Post subject:  tires, brakes, etc . . . Reply with quote

regular or winter blades - no difference in the rubber blade. Difference is the metal part of the blade is encased in rubber on winter blades. Stops the mechanism (flex parts) from icing up. Worth getting though. If you want them to last, change back to regular after winter. The sun will destroy the protective rubber. Cool

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:54 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I guess for my .02cents, you check out R1 Custom rotors and pads? Had them on my fronts for nearly a year now and not one problem, I do know others have had some issues but they seem to be well built
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:30 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I kind of wouldn't recommend the frameless wiper blades. (Rain-X latitudes, Bosch Icon etc.) On the passenger side blade some of it doesn't make contact witht the windshield. Otherwise their great. I've heard on here as well the Centrics make quality rotors. Alot of folks here use EBC pads as well.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:45 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I guess for my .02cents, you check out R1 Custom rotors and pads? Had them on my fronts for nearly a year now and not one problem, I do know others have had some issues but they seem to be well built


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:45 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Thanks! I phoned Rock Auto to confirm a few of the items and am soo very close to pulling the trigger. The advice really has helped with all of the parts selection (winter wipers, never knew about those!).

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:01 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I would get the Monroe strut mounts from a local parts store...I know Advance stocks them.

They run a little more than the Moogs do, but they have a lifetime warranty.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:33 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Parts are on the way! Found a guy that works as a mechanic at the local Chevy dealership that will bolt it all together at his place. Thanks again!
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Where are you located that you never knew of winter blades?

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