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    Hi guys, does anyone have some good CX rotors they no longer want?
    Mine are looking a bit past their use by date.
    Victorian froggies please, these things would cost a weeks pay to send anywhere interstate by courier or post.
    Cheers...George.

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    Have you considered new ones ? I think you will find that DBA (Disk Brakes Australia) do a reasonable price on CX rotors. XM's are a different story

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    George,

    Regular parcel post is surprisingly cheap - Sydney>Melbourne 9-10kg, 2nd day delivery = $12.40. Not really expensive. A courier from around the corner would cost about the same.

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    I dropped a couple of DBA rotors on one of my CXs years ago & it was cheaper to buy new off them than pay secondhand prices from the local Ned Kelly relatives.
    I can't understand why we have to pay the prices we do for disc rotors; it's bu!!$#i+ in the UK they can buy them for a fiver ($13 each) yet we get quoted about $250 each.
    We're going to bring some over via surface mail in the near future for the BXs.
    It'll take a while to get here but worth the wait. FYI George, I think 16mm is the minimum allowed for a CX front rotor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    I dropped a couple of DBA rotors on one of my CXs years ago & it was cheaper to buy new off them than pay secondhand prices from the local Ned Kelly relatives.
    I can't understand why we have to pay the prices we do for disc rotors; it's bu!!$#i+ in the UK they can buy them for a fiver ($13 each) yet we get quoted about $250 each.
    We're going to bring some over via surface mail in the near future for the BXs.
    It'll take a while to get here but worth the wait. FYI George, I think 16mm is the minimum allowed for a CX front rotor.

    Alan S
    Hi Guys,

    I've been lucky to date, my parts cars when I've bought them have always had near new disks on them...

    BTW: I'm probably wrong, but I seem to remember the minimum disk thickness of being 18mm

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    .....then one of us has to be wrong, but then I might not drive as fast as you so it's not that important.

    Alan S
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    .....then one of us has to be wrong, but then I might not drive as fast as you so it's not that important.

    Alan S
    Hi Alan,

    in Georges case it is important. As a part of the roadworthy the disks are measured, last time I was really lucky he looked at the rear disks on said "there no good, but I'll still measure 'em for you". He then scratched his head and said "I'll be buggered, I would have sworn they were to low. He'd put the caliper on and grabbed the lip at the base of the disk so read the width of the lip

    The RWC testers have lookup lists for rotor thickness and they DO include all models of citroens

    seeya,
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    It's a few years ago since I did them but I remember that the "min thickness" was actually stamped on it...all I have to do now is remember what it said.


    Alan S

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdabel
    Have you considered new ones ? I think you will find that DBA (Disk Brakes Australia) do a reasonable price on CX rotors. XM's are a different story

    regards
    sean
    thanks Sean, I'd never heard of dba before...maybe they don't have a very high profile in Victoria. I'll check them out. I know that common Aussie rotors are usually about $100.00 each. That's a guide anyway, and I was asking if any froggers had any spare ones because they often do, and are usually more reasonable than the Citroen dealers/specialists etc.
    Cheers...George.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David S
    George,

    Regular parcel post is surprisingly cheap - Sydney>Melbourne 9-10kg, 2nd day delivery = $12.40. Not really expensive. A courier from around the corner would cost about the same.

    Cheers

    David
    Thanks David, but how much does a pair of rotors weigh? I've never weighed any but I'd guess they'd weigh 15-25 kgs each...and If I needed 4...
    I'll do some checking on prices from local suppliers etc.
    Thanks..George.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    I dropped a couple of DBA rotors on one of my CXs years ago & it was cheaper to buy new off them than pay secondhand prices from the local Ned Kelly relatives.
    I can't understand why we have to pay the prices we do for disc rotors; it's bu!!$#i+ in the UK they can buy them for a fiver ($13 each) yet we get quoted about $250 each.
    We're going to bring some over via surface mail in the near future for the BXs.
    It'll take a while to get here but worth the wait. FYI George, I think 16mm is the minimum allowed for a CX front rotor.

    Alan S
    thanks for that Alan, mine are about 17mm, so I guess they might pass. I'll still find out the prices for replacements....cheers...George

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron
    Hi Alan,

    in Georges case it is important. As a part of the roadworthy the disks are measured, last time I was really lucky he looked at the rear disks on said "there no good, but I'll still measure 'em for you". He then scratched his head and said "I'll be buggered, I would have sworn they were to low. He'd put the caliper on and grabbed the lip at the base of the disk so read the width of the lip

    The RWC testers have lookup lists for rotor thickness and they DO include all models of citroens

    seeya,
    Shane L.

    they must be strict and thorough there then

    we got the 604 done here and the bloke never even looked at the brakes let alone measure them

    this bloke knows that i do all my own work anyway but still he basically just looked over the car and away i went

    i wouldn't run a thin disc anyway
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    George,

    mate, your out of luck... Just checked the Haynes book of fairy tales. 18mm is listed as front disk min thickness.

    Rear min thickness is 7mm is that helps

    seeya,
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    '78 GS1220 pallas
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron
    George,

    mate, your out of luck... Just checked the Haynes book of fairy tales. 18mm is listed as front disk min thickness.

    Rear min thickness is 7mm is that helps

    seeya,
    Shane L.
    Thanks Shane, apparently they are about 20mm when new, so 18mm is as low as they should go. The front ones are vented and so overall much wider than the rear ones which are narrower because they are solid. I'd guess the rear ones would be about 10mm when new, and so 7mm minimum would be typical.
    It's funny how local manufacturers want twice the usual price for parts (locally made) for a Citroen. Repco quoted the best price for new rotors, but that was still cheaper than the price Alan was quoted , about $60.00 cheaper for new parts rather than second hand Citroen specialist parts.
    You were right again Alan.
    Thanks Shane...cheers...George.
    Cheers...George.

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