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#1 Old 02-26-2013, 12:42 PM
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Anybody not have break or Rotor problems with the 2004

I have been researching Armadas for a week now, and I see the same problem, brakes and rotors, go out pretty much every 6000 miles or less, does anybody have anything good to say about eh 04, I want to buy for my husband but I dont want to have to fix the thing every month either
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#2 Old 02-26-2013, 01:05 PM
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I purchased my 2004 LE in feb 2010 with 87k on it. Today it has 180k and I have not yet replaced the brake pads and it is all the stock setup. I do a lot of highway driving and try to avoid stop & go traffic. I did have to replace a hub bearing but that from normal wear & tear.
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Re: Anybody not have break or Rotor problems with the 2004

I have an 04 but I don't replace my brakes every 6000 miles. Don't know who been driving the ones you read but I drive mine pretty hard. Lots of stop and go also. That person must be stepping on the brakes with the gas. Or have cheap crappy brakes. But no ultra wear of brakes for me. I'm at 111K miles.

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i had the problems with the brakes when I first bought mine. every 2000 miles they kept warping and they kept replacing them. then they said it was a problem with the slider pins, but the rotors still warped. I finally replaced them with crossed drilled slotted rotors at 15,000 miles haven't had any problems since. I now have 185,995 miles on my 04
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I replaced my Front rotors years ago with some from R1 concepts and my brakes have been golden ever since.

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A lot of us go with the R1 concepts rotors. I posted a review here a while ago that you can find by searching. Stock = garbage.

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the brake problems with the 04 where with the ones that were built early in the year i believe.
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Its always best to replace the brakes of the Armada with slotted and drilled rotors. Having said that, the brakes of this car are not that bad at all. Try driving a LandCruiser and slam the brakes and you will know what I mean. Its a terrifying moment not knowing when the car will stop. My rotors are worn out (have to replace them shortly) and they still stop when I want to. I also want to mention that I don't do any kind of towing.

I used to drive a 1st Gen Dodge Charger before this and let me assure you nothing eats brakes quicker than that car. I used to go to the dealer every two weeks (yes, two weeks!!!) to get it replaced under warranty, till I just gave up. The boss was starting to suspect something fishy. What was the point anyways? The brakes were crap.

Anyways, the point that I was trying to make is that, why would you want to purchase expensive unreliable brakes from the dealer when you could have 4 rotors + pads (enough for both axles) shipped to you for under $300? This goes not only for the brakes, but also for other stuff that your car needs. There is a sponsor on this site that will get you everything cheap. Also, you can try rockauto.com and everythingnissan.com. I've personally bought from all of these guys and my personal favorite, everythingnissan.com cant be beat in international shipping prices.

If you are seriously considering a 04, take her out for a the test drive and check the suspension and handling, knocking sounds from the dash, the exhaust manifolds, the overall condition of the exterior, the fog lamp assemblies and the tire conditions. You definitely don't want to spend money on the exhaust and tires right after you bought it.


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