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Change rotors but not pads? #4674922
02/22/18 11:33 PM
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Chester11 Offline OP
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Folks:

I need an inspection and the rotors are pretty thin. Can I replace the rotors and keep the pads?

Re: Change rotors but not pads? [Re: Chester11] #4674930
02/22/18 11:45 PM
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if you want to ruin the new roters and have [censored] for brakes

Last edited by ted s; 02/22/18 11:46 PM.
Re: Change rotors but not pads? [Re: Chester11] #4674932
02/22/18 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted By: Chester11
Folks:

I need an inspection and the rotors are pretty thin. Can I replace the rotors and keep the pads?


Why would you go cheap on one of the most Important things for your stopping? Are those pads gold or platinum?

Last edited by JohnnyJohnson; 02/22/18 11:47 PM.

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Re: Change rotors but not pads? [Re: Chester11] #4674933
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Can you? Yes. Should you? No.


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Re: Change rotors but not pads? [Re: Chester11] #4674940
02/22/18 11:54 PM
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I have to agree, you want to do both. You don't want to run your new rotors and brakes are vital to a vehicle like your heart and brain

Re: Change rotors but not pads? [Re: Chester11] #4674944
02/23/18 12:03 AM
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I have done it in the past, the brakes seemed to work just fine.


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Re: Change rotors but not pads? [Re: Linctex] #4674953
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
I have done it in the past, the brakes seemed to work just fine.

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Re: Change rotors but not pads? [Re: Chester11] #4674984
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In the last couple of months I've machined the rotors on a couple of my cars...and used the old pads. Someone did previous pad changes without machining, so doing a catch up. It takes a couple of hundred km's for the surfaces to match again...no problems.


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Re: Change rotors but not pads? [Re: Chester11] #4674995
02/23/18 02:29 AM
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Re: Change rotors but not pads? [Re: Chester11] #4675005
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Dude, you can get a set of replacement pads for most cars for $15 to $40. Why even waste your time doing the job half azzed?


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Re: Change rotors but not pads? [Re: Chester11] #4675126
02/23/18 08:34 AM
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You could but I wouldnt. Find some good pads and put em on.


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Re: Change rotors but not pads? [Re: fisher83] #4675162
02/23/18 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted By: fisher83
Can you? Yes. Should you? No.


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Re: Change rotors but not pads? [Re: Chester11] #4675167
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Sure you can replace your rotors without replacing pads. But are you financially cash-strapped that you cannot buy new pads?


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Re: Change rotors but not pads? [Re: Chester11] #4675182
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Chester11 Offline OP
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Got it thanks guys. Apologies for the double thread - I thought I deleted the other thread.

Re: Change rotors but not pads? [Re: Chester11] #4675192
02/23/18 09:41 AM
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Are not rear rotors thin to begin with. You sure you need rear rotors they don't heat up much on a compact passenger car.

Rear disc brake = high cost and headache that didn't exist with rear drums!

NO Benefit on the average car, only downside for consumer and $$$ UPSIDE for dealers and garages.


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