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My brother has '00 I30 with heavy 18inch chrome wheels....
Although I've never changed either rotors or pads, I may change them myself. But can not decide on what kinds of rotors and pads to buy. Oh yea... Big brake kit is out of question because they cost tooooooooo much.

So far, I've found

Stillen cross drilled rotors for $108.48 +s/h for pair http://www.stillen.com/Sportscars_detai ... 818&page=1

Stillen slotted rotors for $209.98 +s/h for pair
http://www.stillen.com/Sportscars_detai ... 820&page=1

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Brembo sports slotted or cross drilled rotors for $210.00 +s/h for pair
http://www.buybrakes.com/store/RS00029

for those who have changed rotors and pads, how difficult or easy was it for the very first time? and how long did it take you?

thanx!
 

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crossed drilled rotors are a little overkill for just everyday driving. It does increase peddly feeland stopping power but you run risks suck as they are more prone to cracking where the drilled holes are and warping.
Slotted rotors from Rotora are pretty nice. I had them on my TL-s and they were great. Lookked nice too. I used Axis Metal Masters with it and the braking was greatly imporved. But the brake dust on the metal masters is alot.
 

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You want to change the rotors on his I30 and not your FX right? Sorry I was not too sure from your post.

Anyways changing rotors and pads involves taking off your calipers. You do this by removing the 2 bolts which hold the caliper onto the suspension. They're torqued on pretty tight but you can get them off using an 18" breaker bar.

Once you take these off the calipers the rotors will come right off. If they don't come off then they are seized onto the hub because of rust. So you'll use a hammer to hit hub plate of the rotor being careful not to hit the bolts because you may bend them or pop them out (which in that event you would just torque them back in)

Changing the brake pads are done by removing the top bolt that holds the brake pad holder on the caliper. These are the 2 smaller bolts next to the caliper bolt. You remove the top one but not the bottom one. Just loosen the bottom one. Then you can rotate the caliper using the bottom bolt as a hinge and remove the pads and change them from there. You may have to push the piston because the new pads are thicker than the old pads. This may be a bit tough but you should be able to push it in. Make sure you put the retaining clips for the pads back on as well.

That's just a basic description of it all. You can search for some DIY's online. I'm sure you can find a DIY for changing brake pads and rotors. :)
 

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Stillen or Brembo...hmm Both are good companies and pretty suire both will be just fine. But since Brembo specialize in brakes i'd probably go with those if the price is not that diff.
 

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mushutofu said:
Stillen or Brembo...hmm Both are good companies and pretty suire both will be just fine. But since Brembo specialize in brakes i'd probably go with those if the price is not that diff.
oops... the price i got for brembo slotted rotor was for the rear... the front one cost $175... i think i will go with the brembo...
thanks
 
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