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Raybestos R-300 rotors

I'm doing the big brake upgrade on my '00 next weekend and I'm going with Hawk HP pads. I really like the look and the reviews I've seen on the Raybestos R300 rotors and I was hoping someone here had used them and could give me some real-world feedback on the same kind of vehicle.

And if you're going to suggest something silly, my budget is $450, and pads + shipping have already eaten $90 of it. I've also gotta get caliper brackets and the GM dually wheel cylinders so keep your suggestions under $150, please.


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I don't know about R300 whatever. My cheapest rotors have been on for 100,000 miles and seem to work as well as any.

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i put on some Raybestos roters and pads don't rember if they where the r300 or not but made a huge improvement over my cheep warped ones lol. just watch out when u pound the studs in the first set had a defect in them and craked around every stud. New ones went in great!

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I have a set of the RAYBESTOS Part # 76920 on mine with the matching pads. Good upgrade if you ask me. I couldn't justify the extra coin for the fancy slots on the R300's.

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I don't know about R300 whatever. My cheapest rotors have been on for 100,000 miles and seem to work as well as any.
with Dozer...

Why waste a bunch of money on fancy rotors and brake pads... I finally did my first brake job on mine at 187K miles (9 years later).

But I'm also using a exhaust brake for most of my stopping power. Nice part about a exhaust brake it technically never wears out like brake pads.

But since you on a budget I would just toss on a set of cheap pads and rotor and call it good. Just me... I don't believe in a bunch of this market hype with slotted rotors and different material brake pads. Reason why?! Because you just a everyday street machine... Did you think Dodge put the most expensive pads on the truck when they built. Heck no... Dodge looked for the cheapest thing under the sun... So if most of the people here can pull good mileage out of the factory pads then why jump up and down for upgrades?

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I refuse to buy crap pads and rotors. Anything I can do to make my stops shorter and more consistent is worth it to me, especially when it's something that has proven itself to me on the racetrack.

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