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    Hunter Balancer for Careless Tire Techs?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: tc1446</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I'll still take my chances by having it done on the Hunter Road Force rather than standard. </div></div> What you’re forgetting is that a Hunter RF machine can also be used just...
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    Water pump and belt brands, GM 3.1 v6

    I’d probably get the Hitachi. The AC Delco Pro is probably just a reboxed aftermarket part, but could still be pretty good. I’ve been unimpressed with Gates hard parts. The ones I’ve bought were just generic white box parts with a Gates sticker.
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    Pulse by Safety First

    As already noted, when you see these on cars it's normally because a car dealer installed them. From what I've read, it's one of those things where they buy them for a couple bucks and install them on every car. When someone buys the car, there will then be a "brake light safety flasher" or...
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    Machine or replace rotors?

    I’ve looked in my area and any place that knows what they’re doing charges enough that it’s not worth it.
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    Automated RockAuto

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Donald</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Did you price shop for rotors on Amazon when shipping is included. I am Amazon Prime and the RA shipping is a killer for heavy parts like a rotor. </div></div> I’m a prime...
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    Rust Proof Brake Rotors?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: StevieC</div><div class="ubbcode-body">And how many braking cycles before that is worn off. Sounds like a gimmick! </div></div> It's supposed to wear off the braking surface. That's how it's designed. The benefit of...
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    Rust Proof Brake Rotors?

    A decent number of companies offer this or something similar. I've bought similarly coated rotors from Zimmermann and AC Delco. <img src="" class="post-image" alt="" />
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    Discount Tire- no more pro-rated road hazard?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: DB_Cooper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I've bought several sets of tires from DT over the years. As I recall..the road hazard deal was always an up-sell. Never heard they offered a "free" pro-rated road...
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    Discount Tire- no more pro-rated road hazard?

    It's listed here: <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Every tire we sell comes with a...
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    Brake Pad Friction Ratings

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: spasm3</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <img src="" class="post-image" align="center" alt="" /> The problem is the cross over. If you look at the chart, and...
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    Brake Pad Friction Ratings

    The friction rating doesn't tell the whole story, but I also consider it when buying pads.
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    How many use air tools at home?

    As noted already, the common ones that are handy are a good impact ( I would guess whatever came with your compressor is not very good), air ratchets, air hammer, air gun and tire inflator.
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    Fluid Film as Undercoating Question

    Why would you blast it off after the winter? I would just recommend a touch-up of high-spray areas before winter. That's always been my strategy. The FF will last a long time on areas that don't get a constant spray of water. I don't think FF or any oil "absorbing" salt and causing rust is an...
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    Want to switch cell phone carriers

    Another T-mobile customer here. I had AT&T before. As noted, T-mobile offers some very cheap plans but their coverage is terrible. The coverage map on their website is a complete lie. I may end up switching back to a more expensive company. Whenever my wife goes on a road trip I think about...
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    Bye bye powertrain warranty!

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Alex_V</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> I picked the 1.4T on purpose - better mileage and power, no timing belt, etc., and a lot of its quirks were mitigated by how I was going to treat the car no matter what it was: 89...