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Old 02-04-2008, 11:30 AM   #1
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Question Where to turn rotors?

I am planning on replacing the pads on my STI, as well as install some SS brake lines, but I was planning on having the rotors turned as well. Car has never been tracked and has only had OEM pads so I think I can get away with just turning them. Any know a good place? Thanks!

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Old 02-04-2008, 11:31 AM   #2
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Old 02-04-2008, 11:39 AM   #3
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:18 PM   #4
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:18 PM   #5
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lol.....

and walmart is a good place to get a turbo put in.
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:33 PM   #6
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^^ They are just rotors. rotors aren't subaru specific? or turbo knowledge specific?
spinning rotors are all mechanically operated? "just set it and forget it"?
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:36 PM   #7
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^^ They are just rotors. rotors aren't subaru specific? or turbo knowledge specific?
spinning rotors are all mechanically operated? "just set it and forget it"?
considering the brakes.... yes and no.

im sorry i should have said get your oil changed at walmart. Ive repaired blown engines and trannys from walmarts mistakes... and all steming from oil changes.
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:01 PM   #8
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Why do you need your rotors turned? are they warped?
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:11 PM   #9
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I am putting new pads in so I want to make sure the rotors are fresh and groveless as I don't want to buy new rotors.
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:14 PM   #10
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its a good idea to have them turned when repalcing pads.
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:15 PM   #11
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if there not warped just throw pads on(STI only), machining your rotos will just make it run hotter and make them, more prone to warping
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:26 PM   #12
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its a good idea to have them turned when repalcing pads.
If you bead them in properly, you don't need to get your rotors turned if they are in good shape, that's what I have been told. I have been running my HPS pads for a while with no issues.
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Old 02-04-2008, 11:37 PM   #13
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if there not warped just throw pads on(STI only), machining your rotos will just make it run hotter and make them, more prone to warping
Race 4 g, have you tried this technique yourself?
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:04 AM   #14
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considering the brakes.... yes and no.

im sorry i should have said get your oil changed at walmart. Ive repaired blown engines and trannys from walmarts mistakes... and all steming from oil changes.
+1, I've done my fair share of motor repairs/replacement due to Walmart F-ups. They really like to drain Auto trans on VW's and overfill the engine oil. Dumbf***s.
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:06 AM   #15
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I am putting new pads in so I want to make sure the rotors are fresh and groveless as I don't want to buy new rotors.
There's a shop right down the road from where Kevin's shop, JDM importers was. They do great work, I've had them turn a few sets of rotors for me. They only charge $5 even a piece.




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if there not warped just throw pads on(STI only), machining your rotos will just make it run hotter and make them, more prone to warping

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Race 4 g, have you tried this technique yourself?

I have, it's called, "pad-slapping". Not the best thing to do, but I've done it before, (even on my own vehicle) without any problems. As long as the rotors aren't warped or glazed, there's not a nasty lip on the rotors, and there's enough material in the rotor to last the life of the new pads, you should be good.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:25 AM   #16
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There's a shop right down the road from where Kevin's shop, JDM importers was. They do great work, I've had them turn a few sets of rotors for me. They only charge $5 even a piece.
Do you happen to remember the name of the place?
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:06 AM   #17
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5 bucks? That's a deal. OP, Brakes Plus will also does it. $15 each if off the vehicle, iirc.
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:26 AM   #18
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considering the brakes.... yes and no.

im sorry i should have said get your oil changed at walmart. Ive repaired blown engines and trannys from walmarts mistakes... and all steming from oil changes.

waaa - wait a min hear... we are looking at this All Wrong.... So your car works its way up to 60K miles... Let Walmart change the Oil !!

who wouldn't want a new engine?
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Do you happen to remember the name of the place?
I'll get the name & # for you when I'm in the area.
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Old 02-07-2008, 05:40 AM   #20
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:02 AM   #21
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Autozone, Checkers and Napa will also turn your rotors. When I had my truck and my RS, I used to have Autozone do mine for $7 a rotor.
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:40 AM   #22
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Autozone, Checkers and Napa will also turn your rotors. When I had my truck and my RS, I used to have Autozone do mine for $7 a rotor.
Many thanks!
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:40 AM   #23
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Don't turn your rotors to put new pads on. As others said, it will only make them thinner and more prone to warping. I was a mechanic for years, anyone that tells you that is trying to make a buck. If you are worried about the pads glazing/not seating properly... rough up the surface of the rotors with a piece of sandpaper.

you only need to turn rotors when they are warped, period. If they have heavy grooves, then they need to be replaced. Small groves the pads will seat into quite quickly.
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:52 AM   #24
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you only need to turn rotors when they are warped, period.
If the rotors are warped, shouldn't they be replaced and not machined? Even if you machine warped rotors, they won't be balanced.
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:05 AM   #25
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Okay here is reality. You need to have the rotor thickness checked. We have never mic'ed STI rotors that were not already at minimum spec once the pad life is done.

STI rotors have very little material variance, in other words, they are meant to be changed when you change your pads. I know many on here will debate this but the answer lies in having the rotors mic'ed. If AT or BELOW min thickness they should be replaced, period.

I agree don't turn them. As I've said every time we mic used STI rotors they are already at min so obviously turning them isn't a good idea.

Unfortunately the STI is a performance vehicle and the braking system was designed for performance not necessarily for pad and/or rotor life.....
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