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post #1 of 4 Old 01-01-2014, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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brake pad replacement 40k miles - gen'l maintenance

I'm about to hit 40k on my 2012, I have no shutter in my brakes and just need to replace pads. Usually shops will tell you to turn the rotors but I'm thinking about just replacing pads only since they are worn...any general thoughts experience on the matter? Thanks in advance
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My rotors were still smooth when I changed the pads so I didn't do anything with them. Any grooves or warpage in the rotor will cause excessive wear on new pads. That is why it is suggested to turn or replace rotors when doing pads.
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Yep, I figured I'll feel the shudder if they were warped. Mine stops real smooth though. Believe I'll just put some pads on and see how she does. Thanks
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What do you have against turning the rotors?? Its cheap. The rotor have a glaze that builds up on them. I always turn or replace them. If you don't want to hassle with getting them turned, at least hit them with some sandpaper and cut the glaze off of them. Try to give them a "non-directional" finish by moving the sandpaper in a circular motion as you make your way around the rotor. Maybe 400 grit paper?

Or you could use EBC pads. They come with a built in coating on the pads that cuts the glaze off the rotors.

Don't short cut a brake job. Its not worth it!!
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