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Old 05-12-2006, 11:34 PM   #1
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The summer before last I had the drums and rotors turned and replaced the pads and shoes, with ceramics up front. Now the pulsating is back and I took my rotors off tonight. Think it will it do me any good to have them turned without replacing the pads? I'm not dropping $60 in pads again after only two years.

I know you're not supposed to run ceramics on stock rotors, but heck i can have them turned every other year for 15 years for the price of Powerslots.
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The problem you are running into is that the rotors don't have enough material left to absorb and disipate the heat caused by braking. Plus.. you can only turn a couple times before the thickness is below spec.

I'd suggest a premium rotor like Bendix or Raybestos... You don't need powerslots I honestly don't feel they add enough beyond a premium rotor to justify the cost at all.
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