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Thanks everyone for all the input, I appreciate it....I deleted the thread (or tried to anyways) to stop all the arguments....I posted the thread to just look for some help with doing my brakes....didnt meant to start all the arguments....c'mon, the reason i joined CLSB was cuz it seemed as if everyone for the most part got along and was cool with eachother.....if i want drama i'll watch Laguna Beach on MTV.

Thanks again for the help, Ill let everyone know how it goes!!!
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-19-2005, 12:05 AM
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Darn, I just had a valid question without any flaming. I was wondering what happened. You deleted the thread just when I posted. For kicks here it is...

OK, in the attempt to obey the 1st rule of posting and not start a new thread...


I need new rotors on my Q45. It will be the 2nd set in 50k. Yes, I dog the shit out of the Q. I really don't want a third set at 75k. For the brake pros, should I just go with another set of OEM rotors, or is there a viable option on aftermarket (Brembo or =) rotors for the boat?

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Why did you need them? warped? wore out from excessive wear?

I would look into aftermarket rotors, but depending on the cost and how long you plan on keeping your car it may not be feasible if yanno what I mean. Also may want to look into a different pad.

Pontiacs are known for going thru their rotors from warping, so when mine did it I just went OEM because I wasn't planning on keeping the car long enough to have to worry about replacing again and the aftermarkets were in the $80-100 range per rotor.


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Why did you need them? warped? wore out from excessive wear?

I would look into aftermarket rotors, but depending on the cost and how long you plan on keeping your car it may not be feasible if yanno what I mean. Also may want to look into a different pad.

Pontiacs are known for going thru their rotors from warping, so when mine did it I just went OEM because I wasn't planning on keeping the car long enough to have to worry about replacing again and the aftermarkets were in the $80-100 range per rotor.
+1 My Sunfire went through the OE set of rotors due to warping... and I can feel a pulse under hard braking which indicates that.... and I only have 38,000 miles on it!!! Damn undersized brakes!

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If your car has a high performance brake system with abrasive pads, the rotors have wear specs. The mechanics at the dealer have to replace the rotors if they wear betond spec. In Bladerunners case it has nothing to do with warping or defects, it is just how the system works. Much like race bikes with abrasive pads, the rotors wear down. Blade Runner, I just replaced the rotors on my car at 50,000 miles as well. I went with the OEM rotors because I had no issues with the brake system. No real reason to use aftermarket rotors. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

If you want longer wear out of your rotors, go with less abrasive pads.

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damn, and i wanted to know what was said after i posted.

about those mechanics that do a half ass job.


If your rotor is within specs. You dont need to machine them or replace them. Just slap on new pads. Had a nice 7 page flame war about cutting rotors in another forum.
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+1 My Sunfire went through the OE set of rotors due to warping... and I can feel a pulse under hard braking which indicates that.... and I only have 38,000 miles on it!!! Damn undersized brakes!
That's nothing - my frickin Maxima's rotors were warped at about 20k miles. I have 29k on them now and they're acting up again (had them cut, not replaced). I have 5 months left on the lease and if I have to do brakes on it AGAIN I'm going to be ticked. I hate that damn car........ARGH.
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I think it has to do with modern brake systems. Crap, I have to replace the GTP rotors EVERY time I change the brakes, but I get about 60,000 miles out of the brakes (I do a lot of long distance commuting, don't beat on it). Most GMs have that "feature" nowadays I guess. The non-asbestos brakes tear through rotors faster.

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My '98 (Taurus) has 135,000+ miles on it and only the 2nd set of rotors. Interestingly enough, pad wear is 2 or 3 rears for one set of fronts. Not too worried about it since pads are like $15/pair, tho.

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The rotors on my Ranger were warped at 20,000 as well. Maybe they are using that cheap Japanese steel or something?
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+1 My Sunfire went through the OE set of rotors due to warping... and I can feel a pulse under hard braking which indicates that.... and I only have 38,000 miles on it!!! Damn undersized brakes!
Dude, just replace the rotors every time you do a brake change. i have a cavalier, same platform as the sunfire, and rotors ar $16 each. They may be cheap China made but they last 2 years and 40K miles. i swap rotors when i change pads. Entire front brake swap cost $81 = tax. that includes new brake pads and rotors.

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Dude, just replace the rotors every time you do a brake change. i have a cavalier, same platform as the sunfire, and rotors ar $16 each. They may be cheap China made but they last 2 years and 40K miles. i swap rotors when i change pads. Entire front brake swap cost $81 = tax. that includes new brake pads and rotors.
This was my idea also, but the damn ranger has the hub integrated with the rotor. I think they $80 a crack.
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Dude, just replace the rotors every time you do a brake change. i have a cavalier, same platform as the sunfire, and rotors ar $16 each. They may be cheap China made but they last 2 years and 40K miles. i swap rotors when i change pads. Entire front brake swap cost $81 = tax. that includes new brake pads and rotors.
Yeah.. these were new rotors.

I think it was like $125-$150 for all the parts when I did my brakes as mine takes ceramics.

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The brakes are pulsing again. It's that good old warped feeling. Rotors on the Q are around $100 each. I'm sure I have meat on the pads. It just bugs me to have to spend 3 to 4 bills on brakes every 25k.

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The brakes are pulsing again. It's that good old warped feeling. Rotors on the Q are around $100 each. I'm sure I have meat on the pads. It just bugs me to have to spend 3 to 4 bills on brakes every 25k.
Learn how to stop properly!

If you tailgate in a 3ton sedan at 80mph you will cook your brakes in 10K miles. You should have gotten the BAER break option!


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You mean I shouldn't be leaving 4 black steaks at every light? Brother, you are no fun.

Frankly aside from rolling the beast harder than average into what ever turns I can find, I'm pretty mellow. Lots of speed sensitive cruise control and I let it roll down from far away into stop lights. I'm not going to say I never tromp on the brakes, but I try to act like I'm driving a limo 90% of the time. I shouldn't be frying them. The last time they were done, there was lots of meat on the pads. It's just crappy rotors.

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Cheap rotors. Plain and simple.They obviously cant dissapate the heat created and are warping. design flaw? I doubt you are getting your service done at Midas. I'd talk to the dealer, even the Vette had some type of warrenty on the rotors.

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Yeah, I'm still talking to them. They replaced the first set under warrantee.

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