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Old 10-29-2017, 02:16 PM   #11
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The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of low co$t is forgotten.
mmm... I don't know about that one hear Joe. I think as long as the rotors are in spec. Decent quality. Your gtg. I think the right pads are more important.

I would rather turn than buy a cheap rotor. For example. Unless something extremely wrong is up with these Warner rotors they will definitely be turned next time.
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Driving style has a lot to do with brake life.
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That's for the rear rotors which don't wear out as fast. The front rotors are $78 each.

https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/...462%7CL3*15696
I didn't dig too deep, but still only about $55 after coupon. Still more than what I've paid on my Mustang haha
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I always buy the best grade of rotors and pads from either Centric or Raybestos and I never get any vibration or noise issues. Clean the hub face really well and lube everything properly with good grease during the install.

I will never waste my time installing no name rotor or pads. The $100 saved isn't worth wasting a day to re-do it due to junk parts.

I have to re-do brakes that were done on a used car before I bought it. They are brand new, but they are total junk. They installed the cheapest parts possible. Rotors are un-coated so the hats are all rusty now. The pads grunt horribly every time you come to a full stop and every time you release the brakes. The rusty rotors I could live with- but the grunting drives me nuts it's so bad. If I'm in there doing pads, I'm putting on the good coated rotors too.
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Driving style has a lot to do with brake life.

very true. I have 118000 on factory brakes and pads
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It annoys me too when folks claim new rotors "aren't much more" than turning. The parts store 2 miles from me charges $15 per rotor and it takes them about an hour.

Also, breaking in new pads and rotors is probably more important than your driving style. If you don't break them in properly it's likely you'll get residue buildup very quickly and the pulsating will start again.
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It annoys me too when folks claim new rotors "aren't much more" than turning. The parts store 2 miles from me charges $15 per rotor and it takes them about an hour.
Well, to be fair, it depends on the vehicle. I can pick up rotors for cars (good ones) in the low $40 range each. So $30 vs $90. In the grand scheme of the total costs of a vehicle, $60 really ain't that much more. There are benefits to a new rotor versus an used turned rotor as well.

If I'm willing to go with the lower end cheap rotors, I can pick them up for certain cars in the upper twenty dollar range. Rears on cars can be had for less than $20, especially cars with solid rotors.
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I didn't dig too deep, but still only about $55 after coupon. Still more than what I've paid on my Mustang haha
$55 for only ONE rotor.. So that's $110 for both + $30 for pads.. Still, I'm with you guys about just replacing them and not worrying.

I ended up picking up 2 Centric Premium Rotors & Centric ceramic pads for $150 shipped from carparts.com.
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I've done my brakes once front, once rear. 121,000 miles. Previous owner probably did the fronts once.

I don't see what the big deal is. I do quite a bit of towing and driving offroad too.
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I replaced the factory rotors at 15,000 miles with Napa premium rotors and pads.
At 42,000 miles now and they are still shimmy free. Worth the few bucks all day long.
Aside from increasing performance or handling characteristics. Ford's rotors are probably one of the few things that I'd rather have aftermarket, than OEM.
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