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grkacl
February 6th, 2012, 07:57 AM
Hey guys so it time for me to get some new rotors on my car and was wondering what should i get and where should i get them from? I have stock rims so they have to fit 16inch rims

Capoken
February 6th, 2012, 09:15 AM
http://brakeperformance.com/

I THINK my rotors came from these guys. I am not sure because I bought them from Jack Straw uninstalled and with no paperwork. But I sure like them so far. Drilled and slotted and paired with Akebono ceramic pads. it went from a weak point on the car to a strong point.

Capoken
February 6th, 2012, 09:18 AM
http://brakeperformance.com/

I THINK my rotors came from these guys. I am not sure because I bought them from Jack Straw uninstalled and with no paperwork. But I sure like them so far. Drilled and slotted and paired with Akebono ceramic pads. it went from a weak point on the car to a strong point.

The Shadow
February 6th, 2012, 10:37 AM
Many places sell rotors and pads for the SX4, Including 'Rock Auto'.
Without the spec's on your car, it's pretty difficult to find specific listings.

How about putting your car specs in your Signature line? Eh?

So I just took a SWAG at it and came up with this page for the 2009 SX4
http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,carcode,1443751,parttype,1896

I've used them before and got great service at great prices. I know I'll use them again, probably when I need new brake pads.
I can see no use in replacing the rotors if they are not warped or otherwise damaged. Waste not, want not!

Cheers Mate!
:cool:

anibalrx8
February 6th, 2012, 11:23 AM
I like your link. They have just about everything for a brake job!


http://brakeperformance.com/

I THINK my rotors came from these guys. I am not sure because I bought them from Jack Straw uninstalled and with no paperwork. But I sure like them so far. Drilled and slotted and paired with Akebono ceramic pads. it went from a weak point on the car to a strong point.

automat
February 6th, 2012, 12:29 PM
I'm also on the market for rotors, I need 2 pairs actually. how do the akebono pads behave when they're cold, like the first stop?

carcrazy003
February 6th, 2012, 01:40 PM
[QUOTE=Capoken;46981]http://brakeperformance.com/

There are some really good prices on this site, I will definatly look to into these when I need brakes. Good find!!

Wagoneer
February 6th, 2012, 02:51 PM
I'm also on the market for rotors, I need 2 pairs actually. how do the akebono pads behave when they're cold, like the first stop?
No experience with them on SX4's but I swear by Akebono ceramics on all my Volvo's. No different than normal pads when cold, no squealing in the rain, and if you can make them fade on the street when paired with a quality slotted rotor I'll give you a cookie and take your license away. And the best, ZERO brake dust!

PBR ceramics are the exact opposite of everything I just said aside from the fade part, but horrible street pads. More initial bite than Akebono's though.

Rob Hartmann
February 6th, 2012, 03:02 PM
I Purchase mine from Trinet Motorsports http://www.trinetmotorsports.com/brake-rotors/street-series.html .

They have lasted over 40,000 miled and are still in good shape. The price was around $225.00 for all four when I purchase them.

i have run both sport racing and sport ceramic pads with these and they stop good and the pads last about 20,000 miles a set.

punksmurph
February 6th, 2012, 05:14 PM
No experience with them on SX4's but I swear by Akebono ceramics on all my Volvo's. No different than normal pads when cold, no squealing in the rain, and if you can make them fade on the street when paired with a quality slotted rotor I'll give you a cookie and take your license away. And the best, ZERO brake dust!

PBR ceramics are the exact opposite of everything I just said aside from the fade part, but horrible street pads. More initial bite than Akebono's though.

Akebono's were on the Sentra, best pad ever.

plrbear
February 17th, 2012, 03:44 AM
Hey guys! I'm in need of replacement rotors myself, and was thinking of ordering parts from the US. I know the front rotors we have on the 1.6L models are 280mm x 22mm. Any chance if the US specs are the same? Thank you! :-)

B-Spec
February 17th, 2012, 07:10 AM
EBC green stuff and slotted rotors.. You can't go wrong with that combo and you can get them for really cheap if you do a little internet shopping.

CF7
February 17th, 2012, 02:20 PM
for front thickness is same ..Diameter not sure.. I got a pair last year..medium quality from Raybestos...C$61 each though it saud professional grade.......cheap stuff still 50$..generic brand. rear rotor is only 9mm thick

I got Advics carbon ceramic pad very good. 84$ for front. perfect fit..no tinkering...made in Japan pads..not China.
I think I had posted in this forum before on the part number.

http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq220/CF7_2009/sx4%20car/DSC00012.jpg

both pads can be used for front. the one above is formulate to last longer according to Advics engineers. the one below is oem.

http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq220/CF7_2009/DSC00024.jpg

Jerry_NJ
February 18th, 2012, 07:26 AM
Good to read brake parts are widely available (given concerns about Suzuki surviving as an import to the USA). So how many miles did it take to wear out he factory rotors? Or, were you just late replacing the pads? Hope to read more than 100,000 miles, otherwise ##*&^

CF7
February 18th, 2012, 01:42 PM
I bought the parts ..still have not change out the rotors. ie.. all 4 are original rotors. except front pad was changed once.. still on second set of pads. 80k km.

polarbear
February 19th, 2012, 09:04 AM
The OE rotors (unless there is bad warpage or heat distortion) can probably be resurfaced a couple of times at an automotive machine shop for way less money than replacement rotors. If you are doing a high performance upgrade, that is a different matter!!:eek:

CF7
February 19th, 2012, 01:40 PM
Resurface rotor here is 25$ a rotor...no guarantor they will do a good job. lots of shops now don't have the machine.. they just changed with new cheap China rotors.