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Old 11-05-2012, 05:50 PM
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Is that a concern that they are chinese, If they work. The made n usa pads perform about the same. They are a wear item. My pads are soft organic and do not dig into the rotors if at all. Can go 2 pads to a rotor life. 25000 miles on a set of fronts is not great, but still okay. Disc set ups are not 4 wheel drum that last 100k. Unless the car is a really light econo box, the front pads are low after 30k usa made or other.

Are Ebc green stuff made in usa, someone told me .

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I just traded my 2010 Ford E-150, for a 2013 E-150, had 97k miles on the 2010, and still had the orginal brakes
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Several years ago, when they first got on the "good, better, best" bandwagon ... we sold 3 kinds of brake pads

AE (Application Engineered) which were the premium line.
SS (Sure Stop) Less expensive, but still decent.
Verdic (Later re-branded as True Stop)

I had some wiseacre come in, looking at the counter mat, who remarked:
"Hmmm. They should call these...
Will Stop,
Should Stop,
and
Might Stop!"
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:29 AM
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the guy that buy a ****ing nissan car , is complaining about import part...humm.
Our Nissan is made in the USA...dork

There are a ton of USA manufactured parts on our Nissan

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Old 11-06-2012, 06:32 AM
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I just traded my 2010 Ford E-150, for a 2013 E-150, had 97k miles on the 2010, and still had the orginal brakes
05 Ranger---in for brakes 3x before 30k-----turned out to be bad calipers and that I had suggested this on the firts trip in. The dealer suggested it was my driving habits.


79 Chev C-10

owned 34 years
over 400,000miles
on it's second set of brakes and still has original rotors.---------and Ford thought worn brakes was my driving habits.
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Sadly, it's getting harder and harder to find things built in USA or Canada with each passing day.

Do you guys ever watch shows like Dragon's Den or Shark Tank?
These guys are the BIG players and investors an ALL they care about is the bottom line.

Some woman was on there trying to get investment for baby stuff, and it turned out that she was paying almost $30.00 per unit for raw materials and labor, and having a tough time selling them for $32.50.
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The VERY FIRST question was: "Have you looked into having these items produced off-shore"

Her reply: "Yes, and I will be able to lower my landed cost for materials, labor, and freight to about $11.00 per unit.

We're doing it to ourselves, people! ...


The American standard of living is too high. We need to start living in a communal lifestyle like the rest of the world. Three families in one home. Who in the world besides Americanos has a room in their house for their car?
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The American standard of living is too high. We need to start living in a communal lifestyle like the rest of the world. Three families in one home. Who in the world besides Americanos has a room in their house for their car?
LOL....Not everyone in the rest of the world lives in poverty....You need to get out more....or study more
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The American standard of living is too high. We need to start living in a communal lifestyle like the rest of the world. Three families in one home. Who in the world besides Americanos has a room in their house for their car?
better get rid of that car hobby while we at it.
how many cave men have a multi thousand dollar toy that burns gas?
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:38 PM
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LOL....Not everyone in the rest of the world lives in poverty....You need to get out more....or study more
This is really going to make me sound like I need a life ...
Do you guys ever watch shows like "House Hunters International"?
I find it quite interesting to see homes and their values in other countries.

The show that I can't figure out is called "Live here, buy this"

It seems that lots of Torontonians are selling their ("just average") homes for around $600,000.00 and moving to warmer locales, buying some really nice homes (better than the ones they had in TO) for a whole bunch less.

That part is entirely understandable ... the tough part is understanding how they make a living in that other country?

Any place that I have even dreamed about will NOT allow you to work in their country. The Cayman Islands for example has a clause that you have to be a "person of means" and to put a $750,000.00 (IIRC) deposit in their bank before you can own property there.
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The American standard of living is too high. We need to start living in a communal lifestyle like the rest of the world. Three families in one home. Who in the world besides Americanos has a room in their house for their car?
My thoughts are you are right on target with the communal lifestyle. Just wait alittle while. It's coming!!!
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Our Nissan is made in the USA...dork

There are a ton of USA manufactured parts on our Nissan

Vince
YUP THERE ARE, ALL WITH NO TAXES SWEET DEALS....
and the profits go where?????????????????????
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YUP THERE ARE, ALL WITH NO TAXES SWEET DEALS....
and the profits go where?????????????????????
You forget a couple of things, American workers collecting a wage to assemble the cars. American companies manufacturing all the ancillary parts needed for the cars. We live in a global economy now in case you have not noticed it. GM, Ford, and Chrysler all import parts for their cars. Where in the world did you get the goofy idea that Nissan America does not pay taxes? Oh I forgot, that is one of the lies Obama was spreading, like getting a tax break to move a job overseas.

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i have had very good luck with achebono brake pads.not only quiet they also wear well. on another note we had a brass plant in our town and there was a rumor that they got a tax break to move out. i have no proof of that being true but i have heard that story happening to other plants.can only hope it is just rumors.
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You forget a couple of things, American workers collecting a wage to assemble the cars. American companies manufacturing all the ancillary parts needed for the cars. We live in a global economy now in case you have not noticed it. GM, Ford, and Chrysler all import parts for their cars. Where in the world did you get the goofy idea that Nissan America does not pay taxes? Oh I forgot, that is one of the lies Obama was spreading, like getting a tax break to move a job overseas.

Vince
it's all public record.. states do it all the time offer 5-10 years of zero taxes to get a company to set up shop.. kia/hyndie/honda/bmw/nissan/mb/toyota.. all got them.. and was allowed to happen by use'n the b/s we are a right to work state and the only reason the big three is mad is because of that fact..
years of zero taxes, sweet deals..
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A comment on tax breaks. While this term is thrown around a lot it is often misinterpreted to mean that a company pays less tax to move operations overseas. From a corporate view this is somewhat true, but only in the sense that they move their profit center overseas to avoid paying higher US corporate tax rates. It goes something like this.

I'm selling widgets for $1000 and it costs me $500 to make and distribute, therefore I pay tax on $500 profit. But by building a plant overseas with a new company (which I own). I can sell the product from my new company to my old company for $800, after mfg and shipping my cost is $400 (lower wage and tax costs), and my new company pays tax on the $400 profit at a lower overseas tax rate. My old company adds $100 cost for distribution, sells the widget for $1000 and I only have to pay the higher US tax rate on $100 profit. I've still made my $500 profit before tax, but because of the lower rate overseas I get to keep more of it.

This is grossly oversimplified, but I'm just making the point that our tax laws are working against us. Keep in mind that we pay income tax, SS, Medicare, state, and local taxes, while the employer pays a match on SS, unemployment, workman's comp, etc, before they get to paying tax on profit. The more tax we pay, the harder it is to compete.
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