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Old 09-24-2006, 05:56 PM   #1
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Has anyone had theirs turned and can estimate how much I will be spending if I get mine done? Thanks!
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I wouldn't waste the money on getting the rotors turned. Save the money and put it toward buying new ones. Turning a rotor still won't get rid of the warp. It may seem fine for the first 1,000 miles or so after a turn, but the pulsation WILL return; especially under hard braking.
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I disagree PARTIALLY. If you can FIX what is causing your warping, have them turned if they're not severe. My powerslots warped just like my RSM'* did the first two times, but I suspected rear braking wasn't pulling it'* load. So when I had the fronts turned, I replaced everything on the rear and the fronts are holding just fine.

I have NFC what it costs to turn, as I do my own rather than pay for it.
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I wouldn't waste the money on getting the rotors turned. Save the money and put it toward buying new ones. Turning a rotor still won't get rid of the warp. It may seem fine for the first 1,000 miles or so after a turn, but the pulsation WILL return; especially under hard braking.
I don't even think mine are warped actually, I dont get the pulsing. But the surface is grooved since my pads are low and won't be able to replace them until next weekend. For some reason I thought turning rotors was cheap, but wasn't sure. If it in fact cost me around $100 I would definitely just get new Bendix for $60 ea. and some ceramics and call it a day.

I won't have the $ for new rotors when I change the pads this next weekend though. I figured I'd get cheapo pads until I could get new rotors w/ ceramics.

Would it be good to get ceramic pads now, and drive with them on the crappy rotors for 2 weeks until I can get new rotors?
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When I use to work at Carquest, we charged $10 each to turn rotors. That was 12 years ago, but hey, you never know.
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When I use to work at Carquest, we charged $10 each to turn rotors. That was 12 years ago, but hey, you never know.
That'* exactly what I thought it was! I remember getting some turned a loooong time ago (less than 12 yrs) and it was $7.

With my Sebring I was quoted, last year, $150 to turn the rotors since they were pulsing. I almost had a heart attack when they told me that. I could have bought 2 sets of decent rotors for that price. (it was a dealership)
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They are pretty much about the same price give or take $10 bux or so. They got a new machine that turns em right on the car.....of course after you remove the calipers


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I'd rather replace the rotors than spend 10 bucks to have them turned on the car. There'* no way you'll get them flat and true enough without using the hub face as a machining reference.

Take them off and take them in to be turned. Save yourself the labor of removal and installation that way.
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yeah. mine were $10 per rotor at oreilleys.
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Damn dealerships

I'll wait another 2 weeks and get new rotors.
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