Brakes Rockauto Raybestos rotor headsup

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  1. DrewsBrews

    DrewsBrews FEOA Donator

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    Currently Rockauto's information is backwards for the Raybestos rotor diameter. Unfortunately I purchased the wrong part because of this and am in contact with them about it. Just wanted to put a headsup out here in case it might save someone some headache.

    Per the Raybestos site 6130R is 9.25" dia. and 6131R is 10.1" dia.
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    It took sending them screenshots comparing their site and Raybestos' site, but they have confirmed their error and are submitting it to their catalogue dept.

    Even though I'm well past the return date they sent a prepaid return label so good on them:thumbsup:
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    i was looking at this recently too, and was wondering, maybe some other escort class had 9.25 inch rotors. glad i was only looking and not yet purchasing.
    good heads up. i measured mine and they are a little under 10.25 inch across.
  4. Escort230

    Escort230 I named my baby OJ.

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    So, what is the correct size for the rotors? Is there more than one?
    1999 Escort SE Sport sedan.
    Getting ready to do front pads, and probably rotors.
    What do you guys recommend? So many choices on Rockauto...
    I mean , how about the CENTRIC 10304730 C-TEK Ceramics for 11 bucks, and
    BENDIX PRT1635 rotors for 15 each?
    Shoot, you can really go cheap, but I mean they have these other rotors for 12 bucks each, 2 different brands, and pads for as little as like 7 bucks,
    CENTRIC 10204730 C-TEK Metallic.
    Would I, could I, should I dare go with the cheapest shit on rockauto?
    Open to recommendations please!
    I drive the car maybe 5K-10K miles a year.
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  5. DrewsBrews

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    Looking at dimensions listed in photos for BENDIX PRT1635. It shows 257mm which is about 10.12" so those appear to be correct for a '99 (3rd gen)

    As far as I can tell 9.25" brakes were for the older cars with 14" wheels. Any escort sedan/wagon '97 and up should use the 10" brakes. Don't know if the zx2 is any different.

    Folks seem to recommend get cheap pads and best rotors you can afford. IMO cheap rotors may be fine. Any issue I had was due to hardware.. Slider clips were missing on mine causing the pads to grip the caliper, wearing at an angle and warp any rotors I tried, cheap or expensive.
  6. Escort230

    Escort230 I named my baby OJ.

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    So, I ordered AC Delco semi met pads (hope they are correct, click here to see) from Amazon (Prime free 2 day shipping) for like $14. They were $30 elsewhere, supposedly the " professional service grade"
    and listed some standards they were actually made to and met, so wtf, I went for that and they come with shims. For what purpose? No idea.
    Was going to pull the trigger on the Bendix rotors, but Rockauto wanted something like $18 for the rotor shipping costs, and the pads would've shipped from another warehouse, so like $25 in shipping.
    So, Summit had the Bendix rotors for the same price, $10 flat rate shipping.
    BUT their website says they don't fit. Hmmmm.....wanted to know if I had
    4 wheel disk, or front disk and rear drum with and without ABS.
    No idea on ABS, but yeah, front disk and rear drum.
    So, guess I need to pull a wheel off and see what the diameter is.
    Seems there a 9"+ ones then 10" and 10.2". Shouldn't be so damn hard to get the right parts.
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    They say shims help dampen noise. Depending on their shape they can also assist in keeping the pad wearing evenly.

    Anyhoo..
    To update the original post:
    I had fraud on the original CC that I made the order on. The CC number was closed and a new card sent. This all happened between the order and the return. Rockauto refused to process the return on anything but the original CC number. They told me this happens and that my bank should see the balance and cut me a check. Surprise surprise, Any time I contacted my bank they never saw any deposited money. So I ended up sending them back AND paying for them. At least I didn't have to pay return shipping on top of it all.

    I'd have been better off saving my time and just throwing em up on CL. :mad:
    Beware when trying to return stuff to Rock Auto.. You might get 100% screwed depending on the circumstances.
  8. Escort230

    Escort230 I named my baby OJ.

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    So the bendix website says they DO fit,
    but can't reach anyone at Summit for comment.
    Well, shoot, another day going by.

    Sorry to hear about RA.
    I've alway had OK luck with them.
    Actually waiting for refund from them now, for other parts.
    And waiting....
  9. Escort230

    Escort230 I named my baby OJ.

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    Ok, I just went out a measure the rotors, certainly not 9", definitely 10 something,
    without taking the wheel off, and as it so happens I have 14" mag wheels, (SE Sport).
    What the heck does the sport model get you anyway other than the wing on the back? I will say the suspension feels tight for a Ford..
    So I should be OK to order the Bendix rotors?
  10. pextor

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    91-93 all escorts except GT had 9" brakes
    94-96 base model escorts had 9" brakes
    all other escorts have 10" brakes.

    ABS doesn't matter. 4 wheel disc doesn't matter. there are only 2 sizes.
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    Maybe I misspoke in the wheel size. On the older cars it seems some had 13" wheels and others had 14" wheels. But either way, as pextor said, and as I said above... Since your car is newer than 1997 you have the 10+ inch brakes.

    A nifty badge?

    Don't overthink it. I'm sure they will be fine. As long as they are listed as fitting and are the appropriate size.

    With any part there are allowable limits. It seems the OK range on size for out cars is anywhere between 10" and 10.25" diameter. They are all considered the same spec. Basically it gives a little wiggle room when the manufacturer is cleaning up the casting to make it a usable part.
  12. Escort230

    Escort230 I named my baby OJ.

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    Well, I wasn't sure since the vendor I purchased the rotors from stated a no fit, but they
    were on Rockauto's website, and also Bendix website as a fit.
    Anyway, I got the stuff, posted some photos in the other thread.

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