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Old 04-07-2014, 10:54 AM   #15
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Good point Andy - I can't even find a website for AxleTek.

Dexter it is!

Thanks for your comments.

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I doubt that they are identical.

The BIG thing to remember, is can you easily get a replacement for the brakes that you have on a local basis, WHEN YOUR TRAVELING??

The Dexter self adjusting, at this point, seems to be the top brand.

They can be drop shipped from 20 different places.

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Old 04-07-2014, 12:25 PM   #16
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Made in China is not universally bad. It really depends on the specs that Dexter is imposing on the manufacture and if Dexter is doing some QC on their end to verify that the Chinese are holding to spec. I have had no trouble with Chinese made brake rotors. However, I do remove the Chinese races and put my old ones back in. You know that the no name brand is not doing any quality control.

There was a post a while back where someone had Dexter brake shoes and the linings came off. They sent him some new shoes but that might mean they don't do QC and they just replace the bad ones. It is probably cheaper in the long run.

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Old 04-07-2014, 01:27 PM   #17
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Made in China is not universally bad. It really depends on the specs that Dexter is imposing on the manufacture and if Dexter is doing some QC on their end to verify that the Chinese are holding to spec. I have had no trouble with Chinese made brake rotors. However, I do remove the Chinese races and put my old ones back in. You know that the no name brand is not doing any quality control.

There was a post a while back where someone had Dexter brake shoes and the linings came off. They sent him some new shoes but that might mean they don't do QC and they just replace the bad ones. It is probably cheaper in the long run.

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The Dexter backing plates that we purchase are made in the USA.

There is a label on every one of them that also has our flag on I, that says "made in USA.

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Old 04-07-2014, 02:51 PM   #18
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Well that is encouraging.

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Old 04-07-2014, 05:19 PM   #19
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Being able to put those stickers on those backing plates means something to me.

It for sure means that if we are talking a difference of five, ten, or twenty bucks apiece that Dexter will see an advantage in my purchase decision,
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Anyone have a part number for the Dexter 12" loaded backing plates for a 2005 30' Classic (4-bolt mounting to axle).

I assume I should get new drums too, or should I just have the old ones turned (as long as they are within spec.). If I do get them turned, can the area where the magnet slides be turned too? That area is very grooved.

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I must learn to count... There are five (5) mounting bolts for the backing plates.
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