View Full Version : '01 GM -About to r&r rear brakes. Can the rotors be turned or should I replace?
Title says it all. I have an '01 GM with just over 45k on it. The rear brakes are squeaking. Do the stock rotors usually have enough mics left to turn them one time or are they pretty much "one and done" and need to be replaced?
01-17-2011, 10:24 AM
I always reuse mine. Unless they're warped. Or missing. Or absolute failure...
There was a time, a few years ago, when the rotors were only like $20 a piece, so I considered those to be throw away items. But I think times have changed a bit.
And if they look like this, don't reuse them:
Well after $40 off $100 discount code, I am paying $22 per rotor, might as well replace cuz the cost to turn them would be almost as much and without the hassle.
01-17-2011, 10:41 AM
Sounds like a great deal mang!!
Also, does anyone have experience with Advance Auto's Wearever brand rotors? Are they cheap and easily warped? I can order Wagner but the price difference is Wagner $51 & Wearever $34.
01-17-2011, 10:45 AM
I get the cheap ones. The Wearever ones. The set I have now has been doing exceptionally well. They still make the car stop!
But don't let me stop you from getting the good ones if you want!
Well shit, I guess I will buy the Wearevers and save $20 then. Haha
It's really gonna matter when it comes to the front cuz the difference between Wearever and Wagner is $40 per rotor.
01-17-2011, 12:49 PM
I always check Rock too, they're not always the cheapest but often are. I buy cheapies for the back but good ones for the front.
01-17-2011, 05:22 PM
That looks photoshopped. :eek:
01-17-2011, 05:44 PM
No photoshopping. That's a REAL caliper seizing on my REAL car. Ultra-FAIL.
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