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So I hope this chinese stuff... by swisscheese
Started on: 11-08-2007 10:31 AM
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Report this Post11-08-2007 10:31 AM Click Here to See the Profile for swisscheeseClick Here to visit swisscheese's HomePageSend a Private Message to swisscheeseDirect Link to This Post
...isn't all that bad.
I purchased the brake rotor package (made in China) from the Fiero Store. Now I'm wondering how good it will be.
Any comments on them?

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Report this Post11-08-2007 10:50 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Old LarSend a Private Message to Old LarDirect Link to This Post
Many (most) aftermarket parts are made in China. Even if you go to a GM dealer, those replacement parts are probably made in China. You would need to look specifically for "made in USA" parts and be willing to pay more for them.

The parts will work as advertised, may warp a little more easily under lots of hard breaking because of the less expensive (cheaper) metal that is used in their manufacture.
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Report this Post11-08-2007 11:18 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FastFierosClick Here to visit FastFieros's HomePageClick Here to Email FastFierosSend a Private Message to FastFierosDirect Link to This Post
IF they are not painted, at least they dont contain lead paint...

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Report this Post11-08-2007 11:27 AM Click Here to See the Profile for swisscheeseClick Here to visit swisscheese's HomePageSend a Private Message to swisscheeseDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by FastFieros:

IF they are not painted, at least they dont contain lead paint...

Loyde





Hmm, thats true about most aftermarket parts are made over there. Well, we will see. As long as they don't burst in pieces its all good I guess.
Probably I'm just a bit too sensitive about this stuff.
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Report this Post11-08-2007 11:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for HudiniClick Here to Email HudiniSend a Private Message to HudiniDirect Link to This Post
Or the date rape drug GHB (gamma hydroxy butyrate). So don't chew on them......
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Report this Post11-08-2007 03:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Avery MontembeaultClick Here to Email Avery MontembeaultSend a Private Message to Avery MontembeaultDirect Link to This Post
I've had pretty good luck with fiero store brake rotors and pads on my 88

The calipers on the other hand plain old suck. I must have gone through 2 full sets rebuilt calipers from them before I decided to say screw it and order them from NAPA.

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Originally posted by FastFieros:
IF they are not painted, at least they dont contain lead paint...
Loyde


No silly,
the toys have the lead paint.

The brake pads have asbestos.
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Report this Post11-08-2007 10:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Francis TClick Here to visit Francis T's HomePageClick Here to Email Francis TSend a Private Message to Francis TDirect Link to This Post
I would not slam my brakes on too many times when you have a gal in your car or she may start to act a bit..........

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Report this Post11-09-2007 12:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PineyCreekClick Here to visit PineyCreek's HomePageSend a Private Message to PineyCreekDirect Link to This Post
Heh, I thought about that. I'm curious as to how much modification for mounting is needed for larger brake rotors and calipers, or even just a swap the grand am brakes. Anyone know off the top of their head, or have a link to another thread about that?

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