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Wagner rotors dead after 30K

 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:54 pm    Post subject:  Wagner rotors dead after 30K Reply with quote

I was getting some bad vibration when braking in my Impala. I took it to a shop I trusted, and they told me the rotors were bad. I put new Wagner rotors and Advance Auto ceramic brakes on about 2 1/2 years ago at 30,000 miles. Wagner rotors aren't kept in stock, so I just swapped out for Advance Auto brand Wearever rotors. Much better.

I am not impressed with Wagner rotors. My Grand Prix has about 100k miles on Wearever rotors, and has gone through 3-4 pairs of brakes, with not a vibration or shake. And I used the GP to deliver newspapers, so the rotors got a work out.

The brakes on my Impala looked barely used, so I put them right back on.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:59 pm    Post subject:  Re: Wagner rotors dead after 30K Reply with quote

Deezul_AwT wrote:
I was getting some bad vibration when braking in my Impala. I took it to a shop I trusted, and they told me the rotors were bad. I put new Wagner rotors and Advance Auto ceramic brakes on about 2 1/2 years ago at 30,000 miles. Wagner rotors aren't kept in stock, so I just swapped out for Advance Auto brand Wearever rotors. Much better.

I am not impressed with Wagner rotors. My Grand Prix has about 100k miles on Wearever rotors, and has gone through 3-4 pairs of brakes, with not a vibration or shake. And I used the GP to deliver newspapers, so the rotors got a work out.

The brakes on my Impala looked barely used, so I put them right back on.


They are made by the same company; Federal Mogul. I like their brakes but I can't get them to work properly on chevys. Try the Bosche Quietcast rotors from o'reillys (that's the only retailer I know selling them). Lifetime warranty and very nice rotors. Going over a year strong and I change my rotors annually for warp vibration. As far as pads I would go back to advance and get the Akebonos.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:34 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Strange that the none name brand have worked better for me under worse conditions. I've had no problems with the Wearever brakes. I just went through them delivering newspapers.

But I've had problems with rotors on the Impala since I bought it. It had 45k miles when I bought it, and I had to get one new rotor installed by the dealer from warping/wear, and another was resurfaced. I replaced all four at 7k, but the fronts died in 35k. Wagners have the lifetime warranty, so that's why I was able to get them returned. The wearever ones have a two year warranty, but with a coupon code I got both for $60.

I've NEVER had to replace rotors yearly. If you're doing that, you're either way too cautious or you do a lot of hard braking. 100k miles on Wearever rotors on my Grand Prix, and the shop I take it to said they are fine.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:54 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Deezul_AwT wrote:
If you're doing that, you do a lot of hard braking.


That one. I replace my rotors when i get vibration, which is usually once a year. I don't turn rotors. And I don't drive with warped rotors.

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