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post #1 of 18 Old 10-09-2012, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Refacing rotor, or get a new one?

Front rotors are worn out, and a decent groove in it. Should I reface them, or just get new ones?


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post #2 of 18 Old 10-09-2012, 11:14 AM
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reface if they can be. saves money and they will work fine

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post #3 of 18 Old 10-09-2012, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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reface if they can be. saves money and they will work fine
That's what is usually don't, just seeing if there was a con or anything. Thanks.

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post #4 of 18 Old 10-09-2012, 12:15 PM
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I suggest new rotors. The price has gone down a lot in the past few years so they are reasonable. If you resurface them they get thinner so they can fade easier if your going fast lol. And under hard braking they will heat up faster and warp so you get pulsation. Plus if they are turned you can get a directional surface so they squeak. None safety concerns except fading but when i do brakes i either just do pads if im tight on money or get new rotors.
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post #5 of 18 Old 10-11-2012, 10:24 PM
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If it is on a newer jeep with abs it is not recommend to have turned. Just buy new ones.
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post #6 of 18 Old 10-25-2012, 03:32 PM
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It's your brakes, once the rotor is turned it stands a greater chance of warping then you feel pulsing in the pedal. Replace.
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post #7 of 18 Old 10-25-2012, 03:50 PM
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Measure their thickness and see how far away from the minimum thickness you are / if you'd be below that if you resurfaced. This is a basic test a resurfacer would check before work.
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post #8 of 18 Old 10-29-2012, 11:11 AM
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By the time you pay to get them turned , you're already past 3/4 of the cost of new ones. Don't even waste your money or time. Just buy new ones.

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post #9 of 18 Old 10-30-2012, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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By the time you pay to get them turned , you're already past 3/4 of the cost of new ones. Don't even waste your money or time. Just buy new ones.
Well I ask reface because I know someone who can do it for next ti nothing. But I bought a new pad and rotor kit.

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post #10 of 18 Old 10-30-2012, 06:05 PM
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I here what you're saying it's up to you. I help out at my friends garage quite a bit and I can turn my own rotor's for free, but on these newer rotors I still just buy new ones. Now on the older ones that have the hub and rotor together, I will turn those because of the price even if you buy just the rotor and press it to the hub, those style are pricy.

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post #11 of 18 Old 10-30-2012, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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I here what you're saying it's up to you. I help out at my friends garage quite a bit and I can turn my own rotor's for free, but on these newer rotors I still just buy new ones. Now on the older ones that have the hub and rotor together, I will turn those because of the price even if you buy just the rotor and press it to the hub, those style are pricy.
Yep basically same deal. it was cheap anyway for the pads and rotor as mentioned. Might as well get new lol thanks everyone!

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post #12 of 18 Old 12-02-2012, 04:15 PM
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resurface if you can. some shops, like mine, will do it for $20 or so.

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post #13 of 18 Old 12-02-2012, 04:16 PM
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A lot of the newer rotors you buy have cheap options and you get what you pay for

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post #14 of 18 Old 12-02-2012, 04:18 PM
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a lot of the chinese made rotors i've seen recently have a low quality reputation

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post #15 of 18 Old 12-03-2012, 06:48 PM
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Don't waste your time and money. Buy new ones. You will save yourself from having to do them shortly after. Besides, the price difference is not much. Am taking from experience.
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