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    Quote Originally Posted by EmilysDad View Post
    in my experience, cheap discs are cheap for a reason .....
    Mine were only 5.50’each with free shipping. Best brake disks I’ve ever had. Made in China.
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    Mao ordered the Chinese to melt down their pans and pots. That is why Chinese brake disks are so cheap.
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

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    Unless you live in the Alps or track your car, you don't really use the brakes
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKKid35 View Post
    Unless you live in the Alps or track your car, you don't really use the brakes
    I use the brakes on my cars ....

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    I must admit I seldom use my brakes mainly because I am a smart driver. That is, I think, partly the reason why my brake disks always tend to form thick cakes of rust resembling Saturn’s rings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tolsen View Post
    I must admit I seldom use my brakes mainly because I am a smart driver. That is, I think, partly the reason why my brake disks always tend to form thick cakes of rust resembling Saturn’s rings.
    I thought Saturn's rings were predominantly ice and methane crystals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tolsen View Post
    I must admit I seldom use my brakes mainly because I am a smart driver. That is, I think, partly the reason why my brake disks always tend to form thick cakes of rust resembling Saturn’s rings.
    I'm glad I'm unlikely to be driving behind you anytime soon .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmilysDad View Post
    I'm glad I'm unlikely to be driving behind you anytime soon .....
    Don't worry he only drives at the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tolsen View Post
    ... my brake disks always tend to form thick cakes of rust resembling Saturn’s rings.
    Why do they leave a ring of rusty disc surface nearly 1cm wide all round the disc (inside and out)?

    The pads appear to reach to within 1 or 2mm of the edge, but they don't seem to sweep the outer ring

    This seems to be a common problem/issue/feature

    Is that due to poor pad choice, or the use of floating caliper brakes (which I abhor)?

    I don't hate them so much that I'm going to upgrade to multi piston calipers though, not unless I win the lottery
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