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Question Front brakes.....

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I have an 87 NA......and I finally have the money to buy all the parts I need for my front brakes. So I am asking everyone where the best prices are for the products I need....

loaded rebuilt calipers.......944-online has them for $150??

slotted or cross drilled rotors?? and how much should I pay??

Stainless Steel brake lines....paragon has a set for $65??

Sensors....paragon has them for $6.50 ea.


Thanks for the help!!

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Rebuild the calipers your self. Rebuild kits are available for around $20.00 each from NAPA or your local parts store. The front and rear calipers are different, so make sure you get the correct kits.

If you are not going to track the car, the I would recommend the stock rotors. If you have to go fancy, then most would recommend slotted over cross-drilled because the cross-drilled rotors tend to crack.

Brake lines and sensors are a toss up. Tons of sources on the 'Net, and the prices are all about the same. However, some owners don't replace the sensors, they just jumper the connector and then tie-wrap it out of harms way.
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I was thinking about rebuilding them myself, but I no longer have access to the tools I use to at my parents house, and can't allow for any down time. Soooo....I thought I would just go with the loaded rebuilt calipers. It sucks only having one vehicle!!!

I have heard stories about drilled rotors cracking, sounds like I should go for some slotted rotors.

I have simply removed the sensors in the past, and now my brake warning light stays on....so I figure I will just replace them being so cheap.

Thanks for your help
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Go with ATE rotors if not going to track as Cliff stated. Why spend double the cash. Slotted for daily driving is a waste of money. If tracking the car try Powerslot rotors. They are made from Brembo blanks and are around 170 bucks each. ATE is 55 bucks each at 944Racing.com Drilled are ok for the rear but not the front! Check over the brakes, my 87 did not come with sensors! Sman

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