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Unread 05-16-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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Doin' My First Brake Job. Can I keep these rotors?

So at speeds above 60 mph, if I hit the brakes, I get wheel shudder. This ain't optimal, so I took my wheels off. By the looks of em, the rotors look okay. What ya'll think? The vents (between the two surfaces) look pretty rusty, however. Thoughts?

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Unread 05-16-2013, 01:38 PM   #2
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take them to autozone, advanced auto,oreilly or napa.. and ask them to turn them.. if they under spec they will let ya know.. should only charge about 10$ each rotor to turn..
when you replace pads you always want to turn or replace rotors at same time.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 10:41 PM   #3
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take them to autozone, advanced auto,oreilly or napa.. and ask them to turn them.. if they under spec they will let ya know.. should only charge about 10$ each rotor to turn..
when you replace pads you always want to turn or replace rotors at same time.
enjoy.
Yes. You need I have them turned when replacing the brakes
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Unread 05-17-2013, 05:27 AM   #4
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take them to autozone, advanced auto,oreilly or napa.. and ask them to turn them.. if they under spec they will let ya know.. should only charge about 10$ each rotor to turn..
when you replace pads you always want to turn or replace rotors at same time.
enjoy.
Its actually hard around here to find a place that will turn rotors, and it wasnt $10 last time I found a place to do it. More like $30 a wheel. (pep boys)
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Unread 05-17-2013, 01:24 PM   #5
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So at speeds above 60 mph, if I hit the brakes, I get wheel shudder. This ain't optimal, so I took my wheels off. By the looks of em, the rotors look okay. What ya'll think? The vents (between the two surfaces) look pretty rusty, however. Thoughts?
The rotor face looks good in the picture. HOWEVER....rotor FLATNESS is what will determine if you continue to have brake shudder. That can be checked by two ways:
1. using a runout guage on the vehicle
2. taking the rotors to a machine shop and asking them if they can be turned flat within spec.
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Its actually hard around here to find a place that will turn rotors, and it wasnt $10 last time I found a place to do it. More like $30 a wheel. (pep boys)
I gave up having rotors "turned" years ago and decided to put the $$$ toward new ones - which really aren't that much considering the importance of brakes.
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