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Rear Brake Disc (Rotor) Wear

I recent road home from London and on way the rear brake started to make a different noise, on inspection I noticed the right side face of the disc (rotor) was slightly marked due to contact from the metal back plae of the pad.

Can anybody tell how bad the damage must be before the disc (rotor) must be replaced. If I go to a UK dealer they will most certainly replace the disc.

The disc (rotor) thickness is still well within the required limits.

I have a new set of rear pads and can fit these myself.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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post #2 of 4 Old Nov 8th, 2006, 7:57 am
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I would suggest that if you're having any rear brake problems, replace them with ECB pads and a new rotor. It's a fraction of the cost of OEM and they work a lot better. The procedure as easy. There were a few write ups, just search for ECB.

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You mean EBC pads & rotor. Check this thread for details and where to order.

As for the original question, it depends. Are there noticeable grooves worn into the old rotor? If so, then it should be replaced. If you're on a tight budget, you could put new pads on and check them often to see how they are wearing, but personally I never skimp on safety items like brakes or tires. My life is worth more than a few $$ saved.

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You mean EBC pads & rotor. Check this thread for details and where to order.
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...never skimp on safety items like brakes or tires
Neither do I. With the rotors marked and the improvement the EBC provides, why do it half way?

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