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Hey Guys and Gals,<p>01 S60 2.4 T 52K miles<p>Anybody know how I can tell what size are my Front Brake Rotors?<p>I'm planning on replacing them but I noticed that IPD has two sizes.<p>Thanks<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: BRAKE ROTOR SIZE (wrodri54)

latest IPD catalog tells how to measure the disk. Measure from the hat to the edge of the disk. (basically, the amount of area that the pad will swiip) If the distance is 2 3/4 inches (70 mm), then you have the 11 7/8 in disks. If smaller measurement, you have the 11 inch disk. Or the larger one is 302 mm diameter, the smaller is 280 mm.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>wrodri54</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hey Guys and Gals,<p>01 S60 2.4 T 52K miles<p>Anybody know how I can tell what size are my Front Brake Rotors?<p>I'm planning on replacing them but I noticed that IPD has two sizes.<p>Thanks<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You're should be 302mm
 

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Re: BRAKE ROTOR SIZE (wrodri54)

same as mine. I originally thought that since I had 16" wheels that mine would be the larger size, but after measuring realized I had the smaller size. Also if you plan on replacing the fuel filter, measure it. There are 2 sizes for it as well.
 

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Re: BRAKE ROTOR SIZE (EBender1965)

I measured the swiping area of my front rotors to be 2.5 inches, would that mean I have the smaller ones, or am I measuring incorrectly?
 

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The other way to tell is that the brake pad covers the edge of the smaller rotor and not that of the bigger one. The bigger rotors tend to get lips because the pad is slightly inside the edge of the rotor.... The smaller rotors do not.... <p>Easiest way is just to take a ruler and measure the diameter.....<p>Most cars like yours have the 280mm<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by dugums at 10:07 PM 8-1-2006</i>
 

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Re: BRAKE ROTOR SIZE (dugums)

Time to upgrade to XC90 V8's 336mm rotors. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/6485/2623290313b2623292553b200432028small29gd9.jpg" BORDER="0"><br> <br><IMG SRC="http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/6715/2623290313b2623292553b200672028small29wx8.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/6861/2623290313b2623292553b200462028small29zq4.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/9483/2623290313b2623292553b200642028small29ni8.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Comparison:<br>XC90 V8 left vs XC70 right<br><IMG SRC="http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/6240/2623290313b2623292553b200512028small29gb7.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/345/2623290313b2623292553b200572028small29vk4.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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latest IPD catalog tells how to measure the disk. Measure from the hat to the edge of the disk. (basically, the amount of area that the pad will swiip) If the distance is 2 3/4 inches (70 mm), then you have the 11 7/8 in disks. If smaller measurement, you have the 11 inch disk. Or the larger one is 302 mm diameter, the smaller is 280 mm.
Unfortunately, that's not a reliable method due to hat machining variations, as IPD confirmed to me on the phone.

The other way to tell is that the brake pad covers the edge of the smaller rotor and not that of the bigger one. The bigger rotors tend to get lips because the pad is slightly inside the edge of the rotor.... The smaller rotors do not....
That's not a reliable method either. I have a 2005 S60 2.5T with smaller rotors, and there are wear ridges both inside and outside the swept area.

See IPD Technical Article Why do I need to measure my brake rotors or check the style of my brake pads? "Ultimately, it comes down to this: In order to be absolutely sure which brakes your car has on it, you will need to physically check."
 

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Arise thread long since dead.
Haunt thy forums from which thou wet created.
Please check the last posting date before you post.
In fact I did check the last posting date.
Did you bother to check context before your witty addition?
Because this thread is unlocked and not dead.
It's a zombie, spewing bad information into current searches that can easily cause harm.
Believe it or not, Volvo owners are still servicing brakes on these vehicles. ;)
 
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