You should never have to machine new rotors. If you do find that you have excessive lateral run out.... I suggest you return the $5 rotors and get the $30 ones. :lol: Raybestos has very good brake products IMO. Some of their stuff is D3EA certified meaning they will have as good as or better performance than OEM. Which is something very few manufacturers of brake products do. So be sure you get a decent quality brand and do not cut the new rotors.Originally posted by LoadedLX@Aug 17 2004, 06:09 PM
oh yeah, i know that if the wheel vibrates when you brake you need new rotors....i'm talking about going and buying performance rotors. if i buy them new, do i need to have them turned before i put them on?
They could be turned "just in case", but it would be a pretty silly thing to do. First of all, they make rotors pretty thin these days, you usually can't even turn them once because then they would be too thin. Also when you turn them, it takes metal off the rotors and they're more likely to warp.Originally posted by LoadedLX@Aug 17 2004, 07:49 PM
okay. that's what i needed to know. someone told me i would have to have them turned "just incase" but i thought if they're not true to begin with then they're defective. just wanted to get your guys' opinions though.
thanks again for the info.
Sounds like the rotors could be warped, but the tires have nothing to do with it. Could also be bad pads. You could have those rotors checked and see if they could be turned, or just buy new ones. I would also get new pads while you are at it.Originally posted by sable97@Aug 17 2004, 07:29 PM
Well I thing I have to buy rotors for my car, probably perfomance ones. When I press the brake in the car it feels like you are in an earthquake, they vibrate so much. Probably the wheels has to do with this since I have P235/55R16 in the whole car, so the wheel are bigger than the one it is suppose to go there and therefore they touch the front fenderwell when I make the turn. According to this, I may need rotors though ... what do you think?
Same calipers, you just need the cailiper brackets for the 11.6" rotors, and then get the 598-size pads.Originally posted by sable97@Aug 23 2004, 02:26 AM
Well I'll probably buy rotors at Auto Zone. According to this I want to put upgrade my brakes with the one that comes in the G.3 SHO. Do you know if I swap the 11.6 rotors from the SHO will work with the caliper from my car? or do I need to get caliper too? Thanks in advance.