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Old 08-10-2019, 05:12 PM   #1
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Default Who has the best value for brake rotors and pads

Its time for new rotors and pads for the 2004 T1n. I've used Powerstop kits on few other vehicles,....grooved and drilled with ceramic pads for about $125 per axle.

Wondering what our community has found to be the best value.

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Old 08-10-2019, 07:58 PM   #2
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Default Re: Who has the best value for brake rotors and pads

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Old 08-13-2019, 11:51 PM   #3
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Default Re: Who has the best value for brake rotors and pads

I second NelsonSprinter- that was where I ended up after shopping around a bit. It was possible to find cheaper prices on Ebay, but I don't trust the parts to be what they say they are.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:56 PM   #4
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Default Re: Who has the best value for brake rotors and pads

Yup, Europarts SD.... Got the full set from them, with the (included 2 day transit) They seem to be a trusted supplier, with good advice section on their sight too.... Check out their fore and after pad info page for older Sprinters.
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Ordered Zimmerman z-coated Rotors from eeuroparts.com ($152) and Raybestos (rated FF) pads from vacavalleyautoparts ($87).

For all four wheels, total was $240.

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Just ordered my second front brakes kit from Europarts SD. That should say something.

Two sets of front rotors and pads in 11 years and 140K miles. Lotta highway.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:12 PM   #7
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Europarts is the way to go for sure. last change went with the ceramic pads, huge change ,. stops on a dime . no break dust . wish I had done this years ago .
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Europarts is the way to go for sure. last change went with the ceramic pads, huge change ,. stops on a dime . no break dust . wish I had done this years ago .
No dust and better stopping, whats the word on them staying hot? I'm in a heavy rig with dirty steel wheels and the europarts state that they don't cool as well. Stopping on a dime would mostly just discombobulate everything in the cabinets and fridge. Big hills up here in AZ and all trips start and end at 7000', then travel through the desert.

Is it a straight trade off of clean wheels and better stopping vs brake dust and no fade?
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Go for ceramic pads , went with some the last change , huge difference
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Old 08-27-2019, 06:07 PM   #10
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Default Re: Who has the best value for brake rotors and pads

I got rotors from the local auto parts store and a parking brake spring kit. it took them two tries to get the correct Bosch , they were less expensive per caliper..
Got front rotors, pads, rear backing plates. rear axle bearing kits(2), a front parking brake cable and a new brake pedal rubber pad from Europarts.

The best thing about Europarts is that they have it all.

One stop shopping. I probably should have don it all with them and also replaced the flexible lines to the calipers.

This brake job is eating me alive and has hung up the van for weeks.

You didn't mention wheel speed sensors or parking brake shoes so there is that.

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