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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:32 pm    Post subject:  replacing 3mo old rotors Reply with quote

my napa ultra premium rotors went bad about a month after i got them, im about to bring them back to napa today and get new ones, the question is, do i have to get rid of my pads too? the backs of the rotors are worn pretty unevenly... can i just sand the pad semi smooth for the new rotors?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:40 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

My rule is new rotors get new pads... something was wrong if you wrecked a set of rotors in 3 months.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:38 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I'd make sure your calipers are sliding free on there pins and not bound up.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:14 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

So i found out the napa ultra premium rotor is actually warrantied for life... i just lightly sanded the pads, they werent grooved that much.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Make sure that you don't have any calipers hanging up.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:45 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

k6ng6r00 wrote:
So i found out the napa ultra premium rotor is actually warrantied for life... i just lightly sanded the pads, they werent grooved that much.


Let us know what happends in another 3 months Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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k6ng6r00 wrote:
So i found out the napa ultra premium rotor is actually warrantied for life... i just lightly sanded the pads, they werent grooved that much.


Let us know what happends in another 3 months Laughing

will do lol. the inner pads on each side had so much dust caked into the groove in the middle of the pad... it was like it didnt even have a groove, i had to chisel it out with a screwdriver

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:31 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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i had to chisel it out with a screwdriver


That's a clue that you should have purchased new pads. Anytime you need to apply a screwdriver to a brake pad, you are doing it wrong. What's a set of Thermoquiet pads running these days? 40 bucks? If you don't value your time at all, I can see why you did what you did, but I'd prefer to do the job right...

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:40 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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a break pad, you are doing it wrong.


brakes... you're doing it wrong.

I agree with the pads, you should have replaced those too.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:44 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

chibiblacksheep wrote:
IffyG wrote:
a break pad, you are doing it wrong.


brakes... you're doing it wrong.


Laughing It's already been a long morning...

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

X2 with iffy, since your in there anyways might as well throw new pads on.. that way they have the same life from the beginning..

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:23 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Im not dumping a set of 100$ ebc red stuff pads just because there is a groove in them the thickness of a piece of paper... i just lightly sanded it and then chiseled out the dirt that got packed into the groove...

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:57 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

i have issues with NAPA rotors and pads, bottom line is they stink. dont last as others on any car i put them on

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:32 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

gopedxr7 wrote:
i have issues with NAPA rotors and pads, bottom line is they stink. dont last as others on any car i put them on

Alan


I got about 70k out of the front with NAPA premium, and the back are not needed to be replaced. Napa just switched brake suppliers again, but a few years ago they were supplied by raybestos, now they are supplied by affinity, which supplies autozone and a bunch of others.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:39 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

well mine were the ultra premium variety... which apparently come with a lifetime (!) warranty... which is good enough for me. Now i can beat the piss out of them and get a new set for free whenever...

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