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I bought my 2012 overland used with about 19k. I was getting shuddering when braking and asked the dealer about it but they showed me that all pads and rotors were within spec. I replaced the rotors and pads the next week and haven't had the problem since. Guess the last guy just drive the shit out of the vehicle.

I've had the new pads and rotors on for about 8 months without issue. Rotors are wearing fine with no warping. The hawk semi-metallic pads I bought grip nicely but are loud as hell, so they're getting replaced in a month or two with some ceramic pads.
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:55 AM
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Re: Should my 2012 w/ 23k on it need rotors??

"they showed me that all pads and rotors were within spec" - they were spun on a brake machine or just measured the thickness ? Warped rotor will measure fine in a static test, runout is the key.
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Re: Should my 2012 w/ 23k on it need rotors??

Sure that can happen. Sooner than average but not abnormal.

Like others said depends on usage.

Ever since asbestos was banned in brake pads, rotors are a complete crap shoot on how long they will hold up. But it has also driven down the cost of rotors
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Re: Should my 2012 w/ 23k on it need rotors??

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If it is shuddering when braking, the rotors are probably warped. Take them to a auto parts store and get them machined assuming they are in the allowed thickness. It will cost you $10 per rotor.
Most places won't even do it any more. Rotors are so cheap these days. It's a crap shoot if they are WARPED.
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Re: Should my 2012 w/ 23k on it need rotors??

Just had the rear rotors turned at the dealership last Friday; with ~22,000 miles, the "rumbling" was quite apparent and was definitely from the rear. They turned the rotors while on the vehicle, and now the braking is smoother than I can recall since new. I am guessing that the next time this happens, the rotors will need replacement. Maybe Stillen will offer some rotors and pads for the WK2's.
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Should my 2012 w/ 23k on it need rotors??

I think I might need rotors replaced in the rear. Not happy about it as I only have 20k mostly highway miles. With two kids in the back I drive like a grandpa.

Did anybody replaced those as DIY job? How difficult is that? Did that couple of times on my 01 pathfinder and that those a major PITA.


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Re: Should my 2012 w/ 23k on it need rotors??

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I think I might need rotors replaced in the rear. Not happy about it as I only have 20k mostly highway miles. With two kids in the back I drive like a grandpa.

Did anybody replaced those as DIY job? How difficult is that? Did that couple of times on my 01 pathfinder and that those a major PITA.


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Definitely an easy DIY. Have you changed the pads yet?

Rotors come off fret the calipers are off with just two bolts... Rotor is just on with a thin rubber ring.
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Re: Should my 2012 w/ 23k on it need rotors??

Should my 2014 overland have brake squeal at 17000 miles and I've been to the dealer twice for this only to have them spray brake quiet on the pads or rotors. Very frustrating.
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Re: Should my 2012 w/ 23k on it need rotors??

Oh also their initial response was your mopar bought caliper covers are causing too much heat and not allowing the brakes to cool down enough,why are you selling these if they're problematic?? Crickets.....from the service advisor.
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Re: Should my 2012 w/ 23k on it need rotors??

My 2013 with 24,000 on it needs the rotors turned. if I keep it I'm going to replace fronts and rears as well as pads with something better.
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Re: Should my 2012 w/ 23k on it need rotors??

Yep,these cheaper pads that come on these newer cars don't seem to last long or have squealing issues. I'm thinking of changing to ceramic pads,the metallic ones are kinda problematic.
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Re: Should my 2012 w/ 23k on it need rotors??

Squealing is caused by glazing.....
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