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Disc brake rotor stash #4570619
11/11/17 09:33 AM
11/11/17 09:33 AM
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Upstate NY
Donald Offline OP
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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??


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: Donald] #4570626
11/11/17 09:39 AM
11/11/17 09:39 AM
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They should come with a protectant (oil) on them when you buy them.

Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: Donald] #4570629
11/11/17 09:43 AM
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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?

Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: Donald] #4570636
11/11/17 09:50 AM
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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.


2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#9 41392mi-QSUD10W30 + M110A CHAMP Filter; 2017 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#2 ?? mi-SOA/Idemitsu 0w20 + SOA Filter
Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: Kruse] #4570641
11/11/17 10:00 AM
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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.


2018 MB AMG GLC43 3.0L Coupe - Castrol 0W-40/Purflux
2018 MB C300 2.0L - M1 0W-40/OEM
2015 F-250 6.7L PS Diesel - Delo 15W-40/CQ Blue
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Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: Kruse] #4570643
11/11/17 10:05 AM
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Upstate NY
Donald Offline OP
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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.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: Donald] #4570645
11/11/17 10:07 AM
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Donald Offline OP
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Another alternative is for RockAuto to negotiate better shipping deals from UPS and FedEx.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: Donald] #4570653
11/11/17 10:15 AM
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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.

Last edited by Mainia; 11/11/17 10:15 AM.
Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: Donald] #4570655
11/11/17 10:17 AM
11/11/17 10:17 AM
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Michigan
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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.

Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: Donald] #4570658
11/11/17 10:20 AM
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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.

Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: Donald] #4570666
11/11/17 10:27 AM
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USA
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Get coated rotors like the Wagner E-coated or Centric Premium, regardless of whether you stash or not smile

Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: Donald] #4570682
11/11/17 10:43 AM
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I wouldn't start warehousing brake parts because you might need them eventually.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: Donald] #4570694
11/11/17 10:50 AM
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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...

Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: eljefino] #4570706
11/11/17 10:58 AM
11/11/17 10:58 AM
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Upstate NY
Donald Offline OP
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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.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Disc brake rotor stash [Re: skyactiv] #4570711
11/11/17 11:04 AM
11/11/17 11:04 AM
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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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