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Old 10-29-2014, 05:34 PM   #1
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Suggestions for Brakes on older Quigley SMB

Any suggestions on what brakes to get on older 94 Quigley with 245/75/16 tires if that matters?

Don't know if I need to be specific or if you all have a preference.
I live in a big city with places like Midas and other tire places nearby.

I just figure I must need them, think I've travelled almost 30,000 miles on existing ones
and don't know when prior owner actually put them on.

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Old 10-30-2014, 03:45 AM   #2
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Re: Suggestions for Brakes on older Quigley SMB

Is this something you can do yourself or do you have a trusted mechanic/friend?

Not sure where you're located but perhaps someone here who is close can recommend someone other than the larger franchised outlets. Over all those places are best avoided as they're just not that capable of good high quality brake service. I'd have a dealership do this before trusting Midas or a tire dealer.
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Old 10-30-2014, 08:29 AM   #3
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Re: Suggestions for Brakes on older Quigley SMB

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I just figure I must need them, think I've travelled almost 30,000 miles on existing ones
and don't know when prior owner actually put them on.

Thanks
Copescobra: Generally all automotive disk brakes have a wear indicator.

The typical low tech "indicator" is a small metal tab on one of the pads that will rub on the rotor when the friction material gets thin. This makes an annoying screeching/scraping sound that let's you know it's about time for a brake job before the friction material is completely gone. The little metal tab rubbing on the pad won't damage the disks, it just makes noise, and sounds bad enough that your average joe knows that something's up.


The higher tech/modern way is a conductive metal indicator buried in the pad friction material that has a wire that's connected to a light in the instrument cluster. When the pad wears thin enough to allow the metal slug to contact the disk it completes a circuit and illuminates a light on the dash. Again this is designed to happen before the pad friction material is completely gone.

......so if your brakes are functioning fine and you don't hear any scraping/screeching noises, you have some life left.
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Old 10-30-2014, 10:04 AM   #4
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Re: Suggestions for Brakes on older Quigley SMB

Thanks for input.

I found my Quigley data and contacted Joyce at Quigley to get caliper & Rotor info if in need of
replacement.
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Old 10-30-2014, 10:20 AM   #5
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^^^ please post up prices when you get the info. id like to know what im going to have to shell out when that time comes.
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Re: Suggestions for Brakes on older Quigley SMB

Are you 8 on 6.5? I ordered up new slotted rotors and hawk pads from frozen rotors based on front end info I got from quigley. the rotors were re drilled to 8 on 6.5 by a local shop, big improvement. I know many are running brakeman rotors with good results too. I think quigley has an upgraded rotor now as well.
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Old 11-03-2014, 09:14 AM   #7
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Re: Suggestions for Brakes on older Quigley SMB

There's was an extensive thread on rotor replacements for Quigleys this year. Quigley can sell you the modified rotors or you can get the rotors from any auto retailer and machine it yourself to clear the Abs sensor. My front rotors were from a 80's k30 fyi. Rears were standard stock rotors.
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I just ordered and installed some new ones from Joyce at Quigley. Process was super easy and straightforward. They do have a slotted option now.
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