View Full Version : Cheap brakes + rotors from Apexlimit (ebay). Any experiences?
Jun 19th, 2012, 10:44 AM
Wondering if anyone has any experience with these guys:
I need some brakes and rotors, and was shocked at how cheap these are.
Any feedback would be appreciated.
Jun 19th, 2012, 11:06 AM
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Jun 19th, 2012, 03:22 PM
Well, I need them ASAP as car is going to the shop for what is likely to be a bill I can't fully afford right now, so these parts it will be. Will leave my thoughts on the parts once I receive them (I don't know much about car parts, but I know enough about machining)... the 99.5% positive with 2300+ sales is what I'm banking on...
Jun 19th, 2012, 03:47 PM
OP, mind returning with a review once you receive and install them?
Jun 19th, 2012, 04:10 PM
You get what you pay for.
Personally speaking, I wouldn't cheap out on something that I rely on to be able to stop safely.
Jun 19th, 2012, 04:16 PM
Have you consider these guys, about the same price but the rotors are plated for rust protection.
Jun 19th, 2012, 09:21 PM
Woot for cheap brakes. Lets be a cheap ***** on the most important thing in a car.
Jun 19th, 2012, 09:36 PM
you might want to opt for the plating sir like mr davebert suggested
installed something similar (yes, from ebay and picked it up from guy close to pmall)
the rotors literally rusts overnight
the pads gave off more brake dust than I care to clean
on a side note, changed to ss braided brake lines as well
required more pedal pressure than before to brake
so not sure which one is the cuplrit for that
changed after summer (installed before summer) since 2 of the rotors were starting to warp after a few spirited brakings
this was on a 2003 toyota matrix btw
maybe you'll have better luck for these
Jun 19th, 2012, 09:38 PM
i have installed a couple of these for some customers that brought their own parts
after you install your brakes will be very noisy for a couple of weeks
Jun 20th, 2012, 08:23 AM
I took the plunge a couple years back and bought as set (front/rear) for my 04 Maxima. Had the wrong rear rotors shipped, they had them picked up and replaced them with no hassle. They've been on my car for a couple of years now. It's a daily driver, but highly modified, so I do use the brakes harder than average. They've lasted as many km's (45,000) as my OEM rotors have. I will say I'm a little disappointed with the coating, the rear rotors have rusted badly, however the fronts are ok. At the $200 that it costs for a whole set, I'm planning to replace them soon. Cheap way to always have good brakes.
I'd buy them again.
Jun 20th, 2012, 08:28 AM
Call other auto parts suppliers in the area. For my corolla, Toyota wanted $88 per rotor, I was able to find other rotors for $26 each. Pads, I could have saved at least $18 on the pads ($48 for Wagner Thermoquiets vs $66 Toyota) as well. Bought higher rated pads instead.
Jun 20th, 2012, 02:53 PM
I've been running rotors and pads from eBay seller "Brakemotive" for years now. They're awesome (both the seller and the parts). The zinc plating holds up well to Canadian conditions and the rotors barely show any signs of rusting after well over a year. The pads are actually very impressive, both build quality and with low noise / high stopping power. They're ceramic, VERY LOW DUST, and low noise. They have enough stopping power to be much better than OEM on my Acura TSX, but not so much initial bite that they behave like track pads. Perfect balance.
For under $200 for all 4 corners (rotors and pads), I think these are miles ahead of white box rotors from any auto parts stores.