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  1. Gamer92

    Gamer92 FEOA Donator

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    Anyone noticed how rotors and pads went up in prices? What caused this?
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    Maybe a tariff on steel products from China?
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    Trump tax... oh wait, that's a Republican. We won't call it a tax. My bad...
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    If I could buy made in USA brake pads and rotors, I would.
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    http://www.carquestprofessionals.com/brakes/pdf/Brake_Headquarters.PDF
    https://akebonobrakes.com/

    Backstory:
    Bought some CarQuest left-over stock... that being the Wearever Gold pads. (Advance Auto carries CQ left over stock) The quality appearance were suspect of a domestic but I can find no such link. That did however lead to the above in my search.

    Multiple people have posted in the forums to state that the OEM pads perform much better than any other pads they could find though. (none of them have posted about Akebono though)
    https://1drv.ms/u/s!ABsZJDCN8kMMgaRG
    ...and from my experience I can say there really is a LARGE difference with initial bite between OEM and these CQ pads.

    I'll be looking at Akebono for the next set of pads. But I'm not into super-hard pads that merely wear out rotors; as I'm accustomed to having to only replace pads, rather than rotors.
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    I have Akebono on my ZX2. They seem to do well
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    We shouldn't have to resort to expensive Akebono brake pads. If Ford hadn't use the shitty Mazda design from 1991-1996 we could have the much better Ford ones from the 1st gens, like my 1985GT had.

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