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Old 11-17-2014, 09:59 PM
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So.. I first posted this in the wrong platform, but now I'm here! I'm at 23k miles and my breaks have been squeaking for a little while. Ordered new pads and haven't installed them yet, since the originals look ok. However my front rotors have developed a little lip on them. I dont want to drop 1k to get new rotors.. At least not yet. Has anyone turned their stock brembos? Should we or is that a no no on a preformance brake package? Thanks for the help!


PS, I've come to the conclusion that cold weather is only good for going faster. And nothing else. Just posted 4.6 0-60 42 degrees here in Dallas.

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Re: Turning Rotors

Their are cheaper rotor options and with the Hawk and Stoptech they really work well.

I actually just got this email today from a customer we set up.

Chad-

Got the pads in no time flat, and the rotors came in on Thursday. Took them to a shop by the office and drove home Friday night with NO BRAKE SQUEAL AT ALL. Awesome.

Thanks for your help!
-Scott


Let me know if you would like direction to the rotors as I have not put them up on the Website yet pads are their.

You can however turn the rotors even tho it is not OEM recommended just make sure they don't go too much hard to say without seeing them honestly. I would replace for best results.

The higher end Performance Rotors are only necessary if you are a serious track to strip driver since they shave weight and increase stopping power with the correct pad combo's
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Re: Turning Rotors

I resurfaced my rotors after the breaks started biting into them at ~15.5k and got a good 1k miles out of them before a splash in the wet and they promptly got warped. I'm looking for other options as well, factory fronts seem to be possible on the internet for $400 or so.

I know these are big heavy vehicles and the performance is outstanding but I expected to get more than 15k out of breakpads and rotors.
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Re: Turning Rotors

I don't think there's any reason to machine the rotors unless you have hot spots or warpage. I'm still on the original '09 rotors with my 2nd set of used pads. My vehicle has nearly 140K km on it. I'm still waiting to put my next set of pads on. I know I'm due for another set of pads soon. That said, I have quite a ridge on the outside of the rotors. The brakes still work fine.


When the pads are done, I have a set of used Brembo rotors and used pads. I'll put them on, won't machine the rotors & am quite confident everything will be fine. I get great mileage out of my brakes because I don't use them much. I anticipate my stops and don't drive the vehicle hard. For some reason they don't squeal at all.


Yes I do get brake dust off the Brembos but I just wash it off with soap and water and all is good. I also pressure wash the calipers to get all the dust out of them so maybe that's why I have quiet brakes. Who knows?
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Re: Turning Rotors

Asleeper, you got a wk1 srt8 jeep? I'm not saying that what you've typed is impossible, maybe pure hwy driving, even then it's very unlikely. If rotors get warped it's because they are too thin, machining at that point wont help.
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