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Old 10-09-2017, 09:54 PM   #1
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Rock Auto - New Cardone Aluminum Brake Drums

New Parts for Old Cars
RockAuto.com reaches vehicle owners all over the world. This helps make it practical for manufacturers to keep making parts and even create new parts for old cars. There may not be many 1979 model year cars left in any one town, but there are thousands of 1979s scattered around the world still needing parts.

Cardone 2C18000 and 2C18001
It is always fun when a manufacturer builds a cool new part for an old car. The latest new part for old cars from Cardone really made me giddy because it targets one of the most underappreciated systems on old cars. I am not ashamed to say that most of the vehicles in my family's fleet have rear drum brakes, but drums just do not have the pizzazz that disc brakes do. Disc brake rotors usually get the fanciest new technology while brake drums just soldier on, quietly doing their jobs.

Cardone's new brake drums (part numbers 2C18000 and 2C18001) for old GM vehicles are made of aluminum rather than conventional cast iron. The outside and inside surfaces of these aluminum drums will never become covered with unsightly and damaging rust. The vehicle will stop faster and might handle better because aluminum weighs less. Less weight means less inertia to slow down and less unsprung weight thudding into pot holes. Cardone's aluminum increases heat dissipation and reduces the transfer of friction material from the brake shoes.

Now when the Cadillac CTS owner brags about his new drilled and slotted brake rotors (from RockAuto.com), the 1979 Buick Regal owner can say a word or two about her high-tech aluminum brake drums (from RockAuto.com)!

The new Cardone aluminum brake drums fit a huge cross section of GM vehicles built from 1964 to 1992, everything from a Corvair to a Caprice. I imagine if these sell well, Cardone will make aluminum drums for other vehicle brands. See all the brake parts available for your specific car or truck listed under the "Brake & Wheel Hub" category in the RockAuto.com catalog.

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Re: Rock Auto - New Cardone Aluminum Brake Drums

Well that's pretty darned cool!
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