And this is surprising given where you bought them? although its
getting hard to
find them made else where these days, but then what does one expect in
the age of Wal-mart where price rules supreme and quality doesnt even
entere the picture, after
all what the hell.I saved $10 who cares about quality.
Especially if it requires lead based paint, or poisoned pet food
makings, or substandard chemicals
for the pharmaceuticals industry. Aint nothing made over there or any
where else for that matter that we cant do better. We would be in a
lot better shape if we depended more on ourselves and hell lot less
Not even! You can easily tell the difference from a el cheapo China made
rotor and a quality O.E rotor!!!
Oh and O.Reilly's like most other Car parts store more then likely had the
Quality U.S. made rotors in stock also, but you wanted the cheap junk and
most do these days. So you spent the $28 instead of the $48 or so. I throw
on China made Crap all the time because people want low cost over quality.
Better to put it on then just have them go some where else. I won't put
that crap on my own Vehicles though. I'd also rather my money went to a
U.S. company then over to China. Most of the stuff China makes is CRAP!!!
I can easily tell a China made rotor from a U.S. made rotor Easily. You can
see the Quality difference. Even O.E. made rotors from Germany and other
places for BMW's and Mercedes, ect are made far better then the China made
versions of them. You buy your US Made car and some parts are made in
other countries like Canada or Mexico it's still a good quality O.E. part
being used, not cheap China made crap. I would never put that garbage on
my own vehicles though I put it on other peoples cars day after day because
they want the job done CHEAP.
I also want to do my part and buy U.S. made as much as possible. I've NEVER
bought a Foreign made Car or truck. I Have a Chevy truck and a Harley
Motorcycle. I do had a Kawasaki Jetski, but only because there's no U.S.
company that makes them. I buy U.S. made life jackets and Covers, and
whatnot for it. It's not practical to buy everything made in the U.S. but
I try as much as I can. It's going to be hard buying things if all the
Manufacturing Jobs and what not leave the U.S. China makes a lot of cheap
garbage, some of it is unsafe. China went from almost nothing, to into just
about everything these days in no time flat. I can only imagine how it'll
be in 10-20 years and the current rate. Will everyone be buying China made
Cars and trucks and Ford, GM, and Chrysler will be no more? I'm almost
thinking Wal-Mart Super Stores will start selling the Cars and trucks.
It's going to byte us in the end.
Well, I don't like to buy imported stuff that we can make here, but I end up
doing it more than I like. Too lazy to take 'em back.
Anyway, I got 'em on today. When replacing them , saw the backplate on the
truck (back of spindle) says "made in Mexico"...............saw "made in
Canada" on a big part the truck somewhere !!!! No wonder Americans are out
After replacing rotors, I found the left caliper was binding. This is the
rotor I was having trouble with. The anti rattle 0 rings on the mounting
bolts for the caliper were binding up the lateral caliper movement. On
right side the 0 rings were worn and not binding. The left side was binding
tightly.......I ended up removing all 8 - 0 rings . Let 'er breathe a
little. Nice and rattley now. At least it won't be binding and dragging
Thanks to all for advice given for this job.
Oh sure, but those are O.E. parts made in Canada and Mexico and the Quality
is far, far better because it has to be up to Chevy's standards. China made
garbage doesn't and the quality easily shows. If it was a China made O.E.
part it would be a whole lot better, but they arn't.
It shouldn't be rattley. Those Rings also should bind up a bit when you
step on the brakes and then help move the caliper back a bit so they don't
drag when you let off the brakes. You should have just replaced them. Not
like it would have cost very much.
Boy, this thing really rattles....hit a bump and sounds like jingle bells.
I didn't know the rings were sold seperately. I will get some soon. Hope
they are different material than originals.
Next time to parts place.
(Bet it ain't binding, tho....ha ha ha)
Thanks again for the great advice.
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