- Jan 26, 2001
- Asheville, NC
- 1973 converted to 1980 custom convertible
I need to replace front rotors along with calipers, pads and possibly the bearings. I am also in the process of restoring my convertible top frame and getting new top installed. The story here is $$$$. I am way over budget already and the car has 30 other things to fix. I can get imported rotors from JC Whitney for $41.00 each versus Advance Auto which are made in USA for $70.00 each. I know everything being equal that the made in USA rotors are better, but would made in Taiwan rotors work on a seldom driven vette that is never raced? I figure many of the imports already use foreign steel for rotors anyway. At the most I drive about 500-800 miles a year and always for recreation, no racing. I do plan on using really good pads such as performance friction. Would like some thoughts. Right now I need to save as much as I can but don't ever want to compromise safety.