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Mercedes Directional Vane Brake Rotors

Many Mercedes Benz E500 (2003 and up) and other Benz Class Owners ask us:  How come you can’t drill and slot my rotors?   I’m here today to elaborate why we don’t, (but it’s not like we cannot.)  Many Mercedes Benz like the 2003+ E500, C55, C32, have rotors that come in a directional curve vane.  Example: As for many Mercedes […]

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Why do brakes squeal or make noise?

Brake squeal is caused by high-frequency vibration between the brake pads, rotors, and calipers. It could be possible of missing springs or anti-rattle clips that should be on the caliper or pad, loose fittings of brake pads in the caliper, improper tightening of lug nuts, or calipers upon installation.   It is not unusual these […]

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BMW 335i Performance Cross Drilled and Slotted Brake Rotors

Get it while it’s HOT! R1 Concepts now have in stock the new and improved cross drilled and slotted performance brake rotors for the 2007-2008 BMW 335i Coupe and Sedan.  I know all you BMW enthusiasts been waiting for this day to come, so now for a limited time only, we are offering a full front and […]

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New California Laws: Cell phone use while driving

I just want to make sure everyone in California knows the 2 new cell phone laws that just came out and goes into affect today; Tuesday July 1, 2008. The legislation prohibits drivers from using a wireless telephone while operating a motor vehicle unless the driver uses a hands free device. You may only use the […]

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Consumers Beware: Old Tires Can Be Dangerous

I saw this report today and wanted to inform everyone that old tires can be dangerous.  In summary, becareful when you are purchasing “new” tires that are over 6 years old. Tires have a shelf life and ignoring the manufacturing date can be dangerous.   Tires that are left on the shelf too long can […]

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Drum Brakes and it’s Mechanism

Many people wonder if they have drum brakes or disc brakes for their rear braking system.  If you have rear rotor disc brakes, it would look like what you would have for the front end.  But if you notice that your rear set up looks like a big round cover that looks nothing like your […]

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