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By Hot Ajax
I have 09 Tacoma. Their OEM pads are great for stopping power, but they leave a dark residue on the wheel cover. Any of you gentlemen have any suggs?
I typically get 4o,000 plus out of a set of OEM pads. Like I said, they stop good, and they're easy on the rotors.
Thanks in advance.
By Jacky Xine
In last November, the much-anticipated Wrangler pickup Jeep Gladiator officially debuted at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. According to Jeep's plan, the new Gladiator will be officially delivered in the second quarter of this year. Recently, some foreign media reported that in addition to the three models already launched, Jeep will also launch a high-performance version of the gladiator.
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. & RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As NASCAR Weekly Series sanctioned events begin to return at select tracks across North America, NASCAR and Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider, today announced a multiyear official partnership, designating Advance as the series entitlement sponsor. As part of the agreement, Advance also becomes the “Official Auto Parts Retailer of NASCAR.”
"It's great to have Advance join us in welcoming the return of NASCAR-sanctioned grassroots racing," said Ben Kennedy, vice president, racing development, NASCAR. "Advance’s commitment to our Weekly Series will develop some of the brightest NASCAR talent across North America. Advance has a long history in racing, and we’re thrilled to see its expanded presence from the grassroots all the way through our national series.”
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) has acquired the DieHard brand from Transform Holdco LLC (“Transformco”), for $200 million utilizing cash on hand.
“We are excited to acquire global ownership of an iconic American brand. DieHard will help differentiate Advance, drive increased DIY customer traffic and build a unique value proposition for our Professional customers and Independent Carquest partners. DieHard has the highest brand awareness and regard of any automotive battery brand in North America and will enable Advance to build a leadership position within the critical battery category,” said Tom Greco, president and CEO, Advance Auto Parts. “DieHard stands for durability and reliability and we will strengthen and leverage the brand in other battery categories, such as marine and recreational vehicles. We also see opportunities to extend DieHard in other automotive categories. We remain committed to providing our customers with high-quality products and excellent service. The addition of DieHard to our industry leading assortment of national brands, OE parts and owned brands will enable us to differentiate Advance and drive significant long-term shareholder value.”
AmazonBasics High Mileage Motor Oil - Synthetic Blend
AmazonBasics high-mileage synthetic-blend motor oil offers an enhanced level of protection for engines over 75,000 miles. Its synthetic blend combines conventional oil with synthetic for cost efficiency with some of the benefits of a full synthetic. An important part of routine maintenance, the motor oil works well for anything from topping off levels to complete oil changes. Whether it’s a beloved older vehicle or one with an uncertain maintenance history, help protect its engine with AmazonBasics high-mileage, synthetic-blend motor oil.
When selecting parts for a car repair, it pays to know the differences between original and aftermarket parts. Whenever possible, get estimates for both.
Choosing between original and aftermarket car parts — and even used parts of either type — is all about squaring your priorities with your budget.
You’ll have different options depending on the part and the shop. And the best choice will depend on whether you’re trying to keep repairs cheap, restore your car’s appearance after a wreck or soup up your ride.
Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts match those that came with your car, and are of the same quality as its original parts. They’re also the most expensive.
The factory-recommended replacement intervals for filters can vary quite a bit depending on the year, make and model of the vehicle, as well as how it is driven. As a rule, older vehicles (those more than 15 to 20 years old) typically have more frequent service intervals than newer vehicles. Why? Because late-model vehicles require less maintenance, thanks to improvements in motor oils, transmission fluids, engine design and filter media.
Many long-life air and oil filters use synthetic fiber media or a blend of cellulose and synthetic fibers to extend filter life.
Changing the oil and filter every 3,000 miles was standard practice decades ago. But it’s no longer necessary because most multi-viscosity oils today are a synthetic blend or a full synthetic that resist viscosity breakdown and oxidation for a much longer period of time. Late-model fuel-injected engines also run much cleaner than their carbureted ancestors, which reduces oil contamination in the crankcase.
FORMULATED EXCLUSIVELY FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE TRACK USE
In 1957, Raybestos® started partnering with drivers in the Indy 500 and sponsoring the Safety in Speed award. This started a long tradition of excellence and recognition in the racing world.
Over the years, many drivers have taken the checkered flag using Raybestos® brakes. Today, drivers still rely on Raybestos' quality and innovation for first-lap-to-last-lap championship performance.
Race proven by champions globally, Raybestos® Professional Racing Brake Pads are engineered to provide reliable, consistent braking in all track conditions. Extensive high-temperature, fade-resistance testing on our friction guarantees championship results.
Formulated for high-performance track use, our Racing friction is not designed for street use. It is intended for track use only.
When using Raybestos® Professional Racing Brake Pads you can expect:
Superior friction formulations Dependable, aggressive and fade-resistant braking Superior shear strength Low wear rate Extreme stopping power and unparalleled safety For safe, long-wearing disc brake pads, why would you look anywhere else? Get into pole position with Raybestos® Professional Racing Brake Pads.
Raybestos® Professional Racing Brake Pads offer semi-metallic formulations designed for high-heat racing conditions.
These brake pads are designed and engineered for the demands and extreme usage needed on a race track. They are not meant for street use.
The racing program has a strong selection of popular stocking part numbers featuring a number of:
Application-specific compounds, including high-speed oval, road course, short track, dirt and rally. Pad shapes to fit the world's leading racing caliper manufacturers. A variety of pad thickness options. Custom pads are available through the "Build to Order" part of the program. Just select the pad shape, formulation and thickness you need. We will press it right here in the United States.
Mechanical Retention System:
Our Mechanical Retention System securely attaches the friction material to the backing plate with integrated steel hooks, providing unmatched shear strength.
The Mechanical Retention System system is a proven winner on the most severe racing applications in the world, from Watkins Glen to Martinsville Speedway.
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