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Old 05-18-2005, 09:25 PM   #1
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Default Aftermarket rotors?

I'm looking into getting some. I need some info though. Basically I'm asking what rotor do you think would fit a subaru baja? I never looked into aftermarket brakes and rotors, but I have changed many brake pads for all of our cars (bro's minivan 3 times all withen 6,000 miles, and eventually rotors). I dont need brakes yet, but I can feel my rotors are already starting to get warped at almost 21,000 on the clock (I guess the stockers dont like sporty drives from time to time). Plus maybe I can avoid some of the rust issues I am having right now (some of you know what I am talking about)

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Old 05-18-2005, 09:29 PM   #2
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RalliTEK has some roters and breaks that fit the baja.
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:11 PM   #3
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If the rotors are giving you that much of a problem, go to the dealer. They will either cut or replace them free of charge under warranty. (3 yrs/36k miles) They will also check and make sure your brake pads are not below specs and if they are, they will replace them too. Hey, for free, it might be worth it for now until you are out of warranty and then you can do what you want.
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Old 05-19-2005, 08:40 PM   #4
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Rotors: DEAD
Brakes: DEAD

Getting aftermarket: Tomarrow

Parents think that the rotors are going to be 20 bucks each just like on the minivan I doubt it



(its GROOVED even though you cant really see it

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Old 05-19-2005, 09:09 PM   #5
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Can you turn the rotors or are the grooves to deep? It would be a lot cheaper to cut the rotors. How many miles on this set of brakes? I have a feeling mine won't last very long so im kinda curious how long yours have lasted until this point.

What replacements are you going with? upgrades or OEM spec?
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Old 05-19-2005, 09:25 PM   #6
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My dad is going on his own time to get the new rotors (I'll be in school). He even said it himself they cant be machined.

20,000 on the clock

I noticed all this when my brake light starting going off and when I turned to the right I heard horrible metal to metal. If you look on the outside of the rotor (edge) and then start looking in you'll notice the difference. Excpecially the one groove on the outside
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Old 05-19-2005, 10:10 PM   #7
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Like I said above, your brakes are covered under warranty for 3 years or 36,000 miles. Unless you have been beating on your car they should have lasted longer. If the rotors are so low that they cannot be machined, you would have heard a grinding noise when braking. And, even if they are unable to be machined, they should be replaced under warranty.

Why spend the money now if you don't have to? If you are that hard on brakes, why spend money on them for them to go again in another 20,000 miles? I don't think that going aftermarket will make a difference. In fact, you will probably have more problems with noises and dust, etc.
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Old 05-20-2005, 09:18 PM   #8
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Ok. Dad took it to Subaru. They were AMAZED is all I can say. They did machine it and it looks brand spanking new. A better set of pads were 69 bucks a pair though. Before I put it back together, I am going to get some high heat paint and fix the rust problem. I will make a write up with pics.
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