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Old 06-26-2012, 12:25 PM   #1
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Brake Rotor Identification; worth saving?

These are rotors I kept from my donor car ('94 GT). They are in rough shape, and looked like this when I pulled them. I'm trying to figure out whether these would be worth cleaning up and reusing.

The front two are thicker than the rear (only one) with vents, I think. They are labeled with stickers L and R (for placement). LRS and AM don't have rotors that look like these..

Also pictured are the front calipers, which look identical to my stock V6 calipers. They were painted red, which apparently didn't last..
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Re: Brake Rotor Identification; worth saving?

You will have to measure the thickness of the rotors and see if they are still within specs to determine whether or not to keep them.

Note: If they are good and you have them turned to true them up you should re-chamfer the holes to eliminate any stress points and keep them from cracking.
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Should I take them to a machine shop and have them resurface them completely? thought about that.
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Should I take them to a machine shop and have them resurface them completely? thought about that.
Yes, you always want to do that to ensure they are not warped or rough.
Just have them checked and make sure they are within specs first.
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I was under the impression that you couldn't turn slotted and drilled rotors?
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I was under the impression that you couldn't turn slotted and drilled rotors?
A lot of shops will not turn them for fear of damaging their cutting bit and possibly destroying the rotor.
The secret is to take your time and make very small depth cuts.
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