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What is a good brand rotor? I have had the front ones turned and they are warped again about a month later. I am hopeing that putting on a good quality set will help. And no I dont drive them that hard. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Just looking for ideas on the matter. THanks!
 

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Re: Rotor question (Zarb)

I looked at a post saying the stock volvo rotors are a good quality rotor. Im not sure what to do then. I get the wobble in the 60 to 40 mph area when braking.
 

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Re: Rotor question (Zarb)

Well the problem is that you had them turned. Just as a heads up volvo rotors can NOT be turned they can only be replaced like most european manufacturers. Ive yet to see a set of warped S40 rotors so it sounds like you may be braking hard and for long periods of time which is creating too much heat.<p>I would suggest looking into a set of slotted rotors. Brand preference seems to play a role in what people like. I personally have had success with Rotora, Power slot, and Brembo rotors on my other cars. <p>The key is to research where they get there rotors from and what they use to slot/drill them. Some use cheap rotors and half assed machinery which is why some say that there drilled rotors cracked on them.
 

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Re: Rotor question (ForceFed Motorsports)

Can not be turned, is this a material reason? The mustang I had was like that. The original rotors are made of an odd material and should not be turned. So I ended up switching to a Cobra brake setup eventually.
 

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Re: Rotor question (Zarb)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Zarb</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What is a good brand rotor? I have had the front ones turned and they are warped again about a month later. I am hopeing that putting on a good quality set will help. And no I dont drive them that hard. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Just looking for ideas on the matter. THanks!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>How many miles do you have on them? I have 32k on my 2006 and haven't had any issue with the rotors or brakes.
 

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Re: Rotor question (ForceFed Motorsports)

Don't go with dimple-drilled rotors unless you're willing to put up with extra sound while braking. They make a whirring sound. Slots should be silent, though. I have the EBC dimple-drilled and slotted rotors. I like them, but could do without the extra noise.
 

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Re: Rotor question (Zarb)

Reason rotors can't be turned anymore is not so much a "Material Reason" but actually LACK of material reason. New rotors are cast & machined to have just enough rotor thickness so they can wear out ONE set of pads.<br> Lighter casting equals less $$$$, less weight for better MPG, and sells more replacement parts which equals MUCH MORE $$$$$$. <p> Plan Your driving and stops better or further in advance so You don't have to stop so hard. Think of ALL the $$$$ for parts/labor every time You put Your foot on the brake pedal. My S40 has right around 103,000 miles on the factory pads. I should check them again sometime, but at around 80,000 miles they were still at 50%, My miles were 99+% highway back then, now mostly city driving for the last 6000 miles.
 
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