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BallsEleven
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Member since Mar 2019
1579 posts

Should I change out my rotors?
I have zero experience with judging rotors so thought I would ask someone here. I know scoring is an indicator but looks like I have some pitting going on to?

I was going to change out brake pads myself then looked at the rotors and thinking I should swap them out as well. The car just hit 100,000 miles.

TIA

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Splackavellie
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Bayou
Member since Oct 2017
3850 posts

re: Should I change out my rotors?
As long as there is not deep grooves its probably fine. However, they really aren't that expensive if you are doing it yourself and after 100,000 its probably not a bad idea. Its really easy to do as well.


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NYCAuburn
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Member since Feb 2011
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re: Should I change out my rotors?
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The car just hit 100,000 miles.


Probably if they are the originals. you might be able to have them turned. just depends on the tolerances for your particular rotors


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Bedhog
LSU Fan
Denham Springs
Member since Apr 2019
3741 posts

re: Should I change out my rotors?
only time i change out rotors is if i feel vibration in the brake pedal while braking indicating warped rotors. That's it. Used to turn them on our lathe but they're so cheap now that I just replace them.


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Loup
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Broussard
Member since Apr 2019
998 posts

re: Should I change out my rotors?
bring them to autozone/oreillys and see if they can turn them for you. it's about 10 bucks per


NOBOTIGER
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2019
270 posts

re: Should I change out my rotors?
I just order the rotors and pads kits off of 1A Auto and do it all. Its simple and not very costly.


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Boudreaux35
BR
Member since Sep 2007
17545 posts

re: Should I change out my rotors?
Change them. If you don't then you'll need to before the next time your pads wear.


BallsEleven
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Member since Mar 2019
1579 posts

re: Should I change out my rotors?
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Change them. If you don't then you'll need to before the next time your pads wear.


That is what I'm leaning towards.

What would cause the pitting? Debris? I lived in Florida for a while and sand would get everywhere.


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bbvdd
Alabama Fan
Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
18184 posts

re: Should I change out my rotors?
Not sure what you're driving but on my toyota sequoia changing the rotors out with the brakes added about 5-10 min per rotor to the job.
Maybe 15 on the 1st but once I figured it out the second was easy.



Monday
LSU Fan
Prairieville
Member since Mar 2013
4071 posts

re: Should I change out my rotors?
You guys are lucky. I just did a complete brake job on my late 90's yota and I have to take the hub off to get the rotor off. It's not hard by any means but it's a pain in the arse to have to pack grease and deal with that headache. You can find deals on the internet for brake packages to save a few but I'd check the thickness of your rotor and the tolerances to get them turned before I bought new.


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onelochevy
LSU Fan
Slidell, LA
Member since Jan 2011
13843 posts

re: Should I change out my rotors?
If you're doing pads anyway, just buy a kit from rockauto.com. Pads and rotors together.


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keakar
Member since Jan 2017
13617 posts

re: Should I change out my rotors?
nothing wrong with those rotors, you only "need" to change them if they have grooves in them or an uneven surface wear.

that said, in most cases rotors are average $30 each so its a minor cost and new rotors will have a rough surface to break in better with new pads and not have any squeaking


tigerbait1970
LSU Fan
H-Town
Member since Oct 2007
437 posts

re: Should I change out my rotors?
Just changed the ones on my wife's 2014 Pathfinder Platinum which has about 92K miles. They were shaking a lot on high speed braking. It was real easy and ordered the replacements through Amazon for right at $100. Included new pads, brake fluid and brake cleaner. I think new pads at Auto Zone will run you $35-70 depending on what you get, so I thought it was a great deal. Not sure what vehicle you have, but here's the link for reference.

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Bedhog
LSU Fan
Denham Springs
Member since Apr 2019
3741 posts

re: Should I change out my rotors?
Just to let you know, anytime putting new rotors on, clean them very well with either soapy water or brake cleaner. They come with industrial packing grease all over them for rust prohibiter. That stuff will ruin your new pads in short order if you don't clean it off.May even get hot enough to cause a fire under the vehicle.


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bapple
LSU Fan
Capital City
Member since Oct 2010
11014 posts

re: Should I change out my rotors?
As others have said, unless your rotors are warped and causing your brake pedal to vibrate, you probably don’t need to change them. All rotors will have some amount of scratches and scoring on them and they will rust when they get wet anyway. It’s impossible to tell if a rotor needs to be replaced just by looking at it - well unless it’s broken in half or something .


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