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#4570619 - 11/11/17 08:33 AM Disc brake rotor stash
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20450
Loc: Upstate NY
Given the shipping costs at RockAuto I am considering buying front rotors for each of my 3 vehicles since each extra set adds $5 to the initial $25 shipping. But how much rust will occur over the 1-2 years before I use them??
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#4570626 - 11/11/17 08:39 AM Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: Donald]
Warstud Offline


Registered: 09/02/05
Posts: 5390
Loc: MIchigan
They should come with a protectant (oil) on them when you buy them.

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#4570629 - 11/11/17 08:43 AM Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: Donald]
Kruse Offline


Registered: 10/05/05
Posts: 4294
Loc: Kansas
What makes you think that you will need rotors for all of your vehicles 1-2 years from now? Are you sure you'll still own all of these vehicles by the time you'll need these rotors?

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#4570636 - 11/11/17 08:50 AM Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: Donald]
ARCOgraphite Offline


Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 11964
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
What's up with the short life of rotors these days on nissan and Honda? I might get a couple rears which are a combo drum-disc for a driveway job. Had to do the two fronts at 34K miles on the Rogue, and the dealer would rather replace than refurbish rotors. I never had to put new rotor on anything up to 120K miles**

I'm guessing that its undersized rear brakes with them being overburdened by the TCS.. I guess Ill hit the TCS off switch on twisties, but it seems to make the engine tune a bit lazier.

** Exception: 88 VW fox with disposable metallic dust-making rotors - but they were like 17 bucks each from the VW dealer. Rotors were a simple 1.25CM thick disc, non vented. With the semi-Metallic brake pads, the rotors were considered a heavy wear expendable item the counter person informed me.
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#4570641 - 11/11/17 09:00 AM Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: Kruse]
2015_PSD Offline


Registered: 09/26/10
Posts: 7234
Loc: SE Texas
Originally Posted By: Kruse
What makes you think that you will need rotors for all of your vehicles 1-2 years from now? Are you sure you'll still own all of these vehicles by the time you'll need these rotors?
I would agree with this thought--only buy them if you are absolutely sure you will still have the vehicles. With that said, I would check to see if they have a protective coating and if not or very thin, I would hose them down with oil and store them in a sealed bag in a humidity controlled environment. They should still be pristine when you need them.
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#4570643 - 11/11/17 09:05 AM Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: Kruse]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20450
Loc: Upstate NY
Originally Posted By: Kruse
What makes you think that you will need rotors for all of your vehicles 1-2 years from now? Are you sure you'll still own all of these vehicles by the time you'll need these rotors?


That's a consideration.
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#4570645 - 11/11/17 09:07 AM Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: Donald]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20450
Loc: Upstate NY
Another alternative is for RockAuto to negotiate better shipping deals from UPS and FedEx.
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#4570653 - 11/11/17 09:15 AM Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: Donald]
Mainia Offline


Registered: 04/06/15
Posts: 205
Loc: Upper midwest
Rockauto is no longer my go to place. I ordered stuff that I had to get and it came from 5 warehouses and $36 shipping Screw Rockauto. Build a mega warehouse like Amazon does and ship from one or two places and be done from it.


Edited by Mainia (11/11/17 09:15 AM)

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#4570655 - 11/11/17 09:17 AM Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: Donald]
khittner Offline


Registered: 07/13/12
Posts: 306
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: Donald
Another alternative is for RockAuto to negotiate better shipping deals from UPS and FedEx.


Spoken like a man who's never been the UPS or Fedex driver who has to sling them into the truck or up to your door.

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#4570658 - 11/11/17 09:20 AM Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: Donald]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32631
Loc: ME
Rockauto drop ships from the original manufacturer... sometimes it's efficient, sometimes not.

OP should also consider shipping to his work-- it often gets cheaper at the final stage of checkout.

I would time this to coincide with a "wholesaler closeout" though to save money.

The rotors will be fine as they come covered with oil in plastic bags in their boxes.

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#4570666 - 11/11/17 09:27 AM Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: Donald]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6142
Loc: USA
Get coated rotors like the Wagner E-coated or Centric Premium, regardless of whether you stash or not smile

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#4570682 - 11/11/17 09:43 AM Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: Donald]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4394
Loc: The Midwest
I wouldn't start warehousing brake parts because you might need them eventually.
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#4570694 - 11/11/17 09:50 AM Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: Donald]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41768
Loc: New Jersey
If brakes are only lasting 36k or so I'd recommend re-evaluating driving practices instead of blaming designs.

If I got a killer deal on something I had good basis to believe I'd be swapping out soon, I'd just coat with some extra rust protectant, if I did anything...

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#4570706 - 11/11/17 09:58 AM Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: eljefino]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20450
Loc: Upstate NY
Originally Posted By: eljefino
Rockauto drop ships from the original manufacturer... sometimes it's efficient, sometimes not.

OP should also consider shipping to his work-- it often gets cheaper at the final stage of checkout.

I would time this to coincide with a "wholesaler closeout" though to save money.

The rotors will be fine as they come covered with oil in plastic bags in their boxes.


I work as a IT consultant for large insurance company. I only bring my lunch and laptop in and laptop out. Don't want to be carrying boxes past security.
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#4570711 - 11/11/17 10:04 AM Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: skyactiv]
Bottom_Feeder Offline


Registered: 12/07/08
Posts: 3006
Loc: Occupied Virginia
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
I wouldn't start warehousing brake parts because you might need them eventually.

This. Large heavy items like brake rotors are not the kinds of parts to have extras lying around unless you have a weekend track day toy.

Save your money and your garage space.

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