Having no joy at that late hour on a Friday (Porsche rotors and pads
etc.), he sets about arranging for a set of Bendix "Ultimate"
(High Performance Road/Racing Grade - metal and Kevlar 0 - 550 degree
working range etc.) pads and DBA front rotors to be delivered ASAP to my
He called me to inform me of the progress by mid morning on Monday
ensuring that I was agreeable to what he was arranging and again shortly
thereafter with a confirmation of these arrangements having been set. I
also received a call from DBA to ensure that the correct rotors were being
shipped. The new rotors and were delivered to my
home this afternoon and I have not long finished fitting the new front
rotors and pads - front and rear.
After a spirited test drive this evening I am so far, also impressed
with the progressive pedal feel & feedback, lack of noise and reduced
braking distances that are apparent with the new pads.
If these new pads prove to be as good as the first impressions have
shown I will be continuing to use Bendix brakes on my car in the future.
Yes I am aware that they are getting out of it cheaply
(about $800 at retail) but the impressive thing is that I did not even
have to suggest that they sort it out in the first place. Their attitude
has been very professional and positive right through.
I have heard some bag Bendix products on the list and I wonder how much
experience they have had with the products. Sounds to me like it's just
the old cliché of Aussie products not being as good.
Anyway, what could have been expensive turned out to be a no cost
upgrade, better brakes than before ('86S model with the S4 brakes as
standard) and a great customer experience.
Happy sharking to you all -
'86 Meteor Metallic Auto