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Old 01-24-2005, 10:38 PM   #1
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Mine were bran new when I bought the car with 107K on it. Now with 112K they feel almost half worn and the rotars are getting warped.
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I've got like 45k on mine all around from Midas. They are getting spongy. I'm going back soon for warranty replacements.
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"Brand new" like the dealer told you? The rotors should be bigger, and we should have rear ones, but if OE quality stuff is used then they'll last longer then 5k.

If they're worn by now, you're either hot lapping the car around BIR'* road course too much, or you've been fed some.

Is there snow inside of your wheels? That would make them heavier, and off balance. Also, hot rotors that get splashed by water, or cold snow will warp easy. Other causes can be things like improperly torqued wheels. I always do 25 accross the pattern, then 50 and 75, then the final 100lb/ft.
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I always do 25 accross the pattern, then 50 and 75, then the final 100lb/ft.
That is something to consider. Its not like I have to push real far, just when I push to resistance I have to push even harder to stop properly. By that I mean when you feel resistance in the brake usually you're car will stop. With me, I actually have to put a little effort into it.
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I always do 25 accross the pattern, then 50 and 75, then the final 100lb/ft.
That is something to consider. Its not like I have to push real far, just when I push to resistance I have to push even harder to stop properly. By that I mean when you feel resistance in the brake usually you're car will stop. With me, I actually have to put a little effort into it.
If you only have 5K on your pads and rotors then I'd be looking into the master cylinder or a brake line that'* expanding under pressure.
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Yeah my brakes were "brand new" when i bought my car as well....and they warped within two years.

Has anyone thought of getting rotors off of a Park Avenue? I"ve heard they're bigger.
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Yeah my brakes were "brand new" when i bought my car as well....and they warped within two years.

Has anyone thought of getting rotors off of a Park Avenue? I"ve heard they're bigger.
Our hubs are supposed to be the same as GP'*, and many of them go up to the larger F body brakes.
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