Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:43 pm Post subject: New Tires, Brakes, Suspension!
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!
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?)
What should I get? The Bosch I purchased make very loud chattering noises.
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
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!
Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:29 pm Post subject: tires, brakes, etc . . .
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.
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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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How much miles are on those seats? How much pounds of ass were applied to the seat during every trip? Lol
This thread is about *this* far from being about me, all oiled up, eating chili mac in a walmart bathroom.
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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