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New pads on bad rotors

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by wanderinman, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. wanderinman

    wanderinman Senior Member

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    Ok, so out of desperation I put brand new pads onto some pretty crappy rotors. The pads did a good job comforming to all the grooves in the rotors, but now I want to put my new rotors on. I am wondering if the pads that are on the grooved rotors would do damage to the new pads, or would the pad just take a little bit, and eventually comform (without damaging) to the new rotor?

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    1996 LS Sedan, stock rotors, Axxis MM brake pads
     
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    those pads will end up fucking up the new rotors
    not as bad as the old ones are but still
    i highly recommend putting new pads on with the new rotors
     
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    Dude what is the most important thing to have working well when you drive a 2000lb car fast? Good brakes. Replace the pads too. Their relatively cheap and that extra 50ft. in stopping distance could save your ass.

    Chris
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Yea, and no matter how broke you are... it only cost $7 a rotor to get em turned. Just get new rotors and pads... you'll be good.

    Brian
     
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