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    Jeffrey May

    I recently purchased a set of used front brakes for a vintage Emmick.

    The rotors were made from aluminum.

    I was just wondering, What is special about this aluminum? Is it hardened or coated with something special for wear?

    Should I consider replacing with new iron or steel discs?




    Greg Wright

    You have to run a specific brake pad with aluminum rotors. Me? I wouldn’t use them.

    Greg Wright
    Rapid Racing Inc.

    "When in doubt Gas it, It won't help but it ends the suspense."


    Walt Gifford

    Do they look like they’ve been used with out problems? What brand are they?

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