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Rotors #4718708
04/06/18 05:21 PM
04/06/18 05:21 PM
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Nebraska
Mathew_Boss Offline OP
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Nebraska
Went to midas to have my rotors turned. They kept chattering and eventually ruined all 4 so I had to go buy new ones to be able to drive it home. Drove 100 miles round trip to a storethat had front and rear rotors in stock ended up being NAPA Premium Rotors should I beworried about the quality? I didn't have much choice as I needed the vehicle done and I only had 1 day off before going to Missouri and that was the only ones available. Had I know the old ones were trash I would have ordered better ones. The owner said if Rotors get heated up a lot hotter than they are supposed to be it causes hard spots which makes them impossible to turn.


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Re: Rotors [Re: Mathew_Boss] #4718714
04/06/18 05:26 PM
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Michigan
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NAPA store brand stuff is good quality. Don't worry about the new rotors. Disc brake rotors are so cheap these days, I don't bother getting old ones turned anymore.


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Re: Rotors [Re: Mathew_Boss] #4718715
04/06/18 05:26 PM
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out there
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I would focus on quality brake pads. Pads themselves can leave deposits i.e. high spots. I don't get any rotors turned anymore, most don't have enough meat.

You did not say what vehicle. I'd go with all new rotors and high quality pads.


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Re: Rotors [Re: Mathew_Boss] #4718768
04/06/18 05:57 PM
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MA, Mittelfranken.de
Trav Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mathew_Boss
Went to midas to have my rotors turned. They kept chattering and eventually ruined all 4 so I had to go buy new ones to be able to drive it home. Drove 100 miles round trip to a storethat had front and rear rotors in stock ended up being NAPA Premium Rotors should I beworried about the quality? I didn't have much choice as I needed the vehicle done and I only had 1 day off before going to Missouri and that was the only ones available. Had I know the old ones were trash I would have ordered better ones. The owner said if Rotors get heated up a lot hotter than they are supposed to be it causes hard spots which makes them impossible to turn.


The Napa rotors will be fine, they are decent quality for a DD from what I have experienced with them.
The monkey running the brake lathe buggered your old rotors because he didn't know what he was doing.
It had a old cutter or he tried to take too much of at once and I bet he didn't put an anti vibration/silencer band around it either.


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Re: Rotors [Re: Trav] #4718781
04/06/18 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted By: Trav
Originally Posted By: Mathew_Boss
Went to midas to have my rotors turned. They kept chattering and eventually ruined all 4 so I had to go buy new ones to be able to drive it home. Drove 100 miles round trip to a storethat had front and rear rotors in stock ended up being NAPA Premium Rotors should I beworried about the quality? I didn't have much choice as I needed the vehicle done and I only had 1 day off before going to Missouri and that was the only ones available. Had I know the old ones were trash I would have ordered better ones. The owner said if Rotors get heated up a lot hotter than they are supposed to be it causes hard spots which makes them impossible to turn.


The Napa rotors will be fine, they are decent quality for a DD from what I have experienced with them.
The monkey running the brake lathe buggered your old rotors because he didn't know what he was doing.
It had a old cutter or he tried to take too much of at once and I bet he didn't put an anti vibration/silencer band around it either.
worked at a Napa store, their premium was great...


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Re: Rotors [Re: Mathew_Boss] #4718810
04/06/18 06:33 PM
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Napa's premium rotors are coated, so they won't rust overnight smile

Turning rotors is useless. You might as well replace them anyway.

Re: Rotors [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4718835
04/06/18 06:54 PM
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Trav Offline
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Its depends on the rotor doesn't it? Some rotors with bearings can be quite pricey and are well worth turning and repacking the bearings.


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Re: Rotors [Re: Mathew_Boss] #4718964
04/06/18 09:26 PM
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Brake Parts Inc aka. Raybestos supplies brake parts to NAPA. Their Ultra Premium coated rotors (Raybestos RPT) are my go-to for brake jobs.


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Re: Rotors [Re: Kibitoshin] #4719237
04/07/18 07:34 AM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
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FYI: My NAPA guy had "mid to real good" available. He said they don't bother with the cheap stuff. I believe him.

Re: Rotors [Re: Mathew_Boss] #4719239
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When I feel vibration when braking I demount the calipers and use a knotted wire wheel on a grinder on the rotor. I wire wheel the pads to remove the glaze and re-assemble. Usually works.


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Re: Rotors [Re: Mathew_Boss] #4719248
04/07/18 07:44 AM
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I donít want to stir up a beehive but there are many things we used to do that are slowly disappearing. Iím not convinced the CEOís of these large auto parts chains want us coming around to get rotors turned. With competition from China these rotors are cheap enough that it makes no sense for the chain to keep a well maintained machine and bother training staff. Plus the liability insurance the chain has to keep to conver their staff who are dealing with rotating equipment. Sorry folks, but turning rotors will soon be for old men.


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Re: Rotors [Re: Mathew_Boss] #4719286
04/07/18 08:23 AM
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Just finished a complete brake job on the wife's Frontier. New rotors and pads, F & R. Used the NAPA Ultra Premium coated rotors. So far, I'm extremely pleased, although admittedly, not many miles on them yet.

If you sign up to NAPA's website, they send out specials/discounts that are really good deals to members.

Last edited by Sierra048; 04/07/18 08:26 AM.

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Re: Rotors [Re: Snagglefoot] #4719294
04/07/18 08:27 AM
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Cincinnati
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Originally Posted By: Snagglefoot
I donít want to stir up a beehive but there are many things we used to do that are slowly disappearing. Iím not convinced the CEOís of these large auto parts chains want us coming around to get rotors turned. With competition from China these rotors are cheap enough that it makes no sense for the chain to keep a well maintained machine and bother training staff. Plus the liability insurance the chain has to keep to conver their staff who are dealing with rotating equipment. Sorry folks, but turning rotors will soon be for old men.


They have figured out they can make a product that meets the same performance specs for a better price. That in return provides a couple hundred million driving americans with a good product at a cheaper price. Why turn rotors when you can buy new for about the same price. Its a no brainer.


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Re: Rotors [Re: Mathew_Boss] #4719321
04/07/18 08:51 AM
04/07/18 08:51 AM
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Idaho
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I would never have rotors turned any more. Brakes are so easy if your a DIYer. I put O'Reilly rotors and ceramic pads on 3 years ago and no problems. Ceramics are hard on the rotors, and these rotors were only $40 each for cross drilled oem type. Took an hour and half to do both front sides and that included cleaning up. Cost for the whole job was less than $120 (discount coupon)and I have a lifetime warranty on the pads. NAPA ultra rotors have a lifetime warranty so next time I am getting those. Brakes are cheap now and so easy to do. Get the NAPA Ultras.


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Re: Rotors [Re: Mathew_Boss] #4719344
04/07/18 09:07 AM
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I have the OEM rotors from my wife's scion sitting in my garage.

It was too much of a bother to find a place to turn them, and get the car finished up on my only day off that week.

I just put on a set of bosch pads and rotors and called it a day.

I think I will take them to a machine shop before her next brake job, and get them turned. I think the OEM used Advics.

The price of turning rotors may be almost the same as buying new rotors.


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