To turn, or not to turn?

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at
Tue May 14 14:55:31 EDT 2002

IMO, don't turn rotors unless you wish to lighten and shorten their life.
But the parts people love it!   Further, don't worry about any wear ridge
either side of the active surface, as it will become the natural pad wear
"squeeler" when it hits the backing plate.  No need for wear sensors!


> From: "Paul R. Luevano" <paul at>
> Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 15:39:38 -0400
> To: 200TQ20V List <200q20v at>
> Subject: To turn, or not to turn?
> What is the consensus on turning rotors when installing new brake pads? About
> to
> install new Mintex Red (thanks Bernie!) on the 200 (G60's).  In the past I
> have
> always turned rotors when installing new pads, but thinking about it, I wonder
> if this is really a good idea. Rotors wear true, right?  I have no grooves or
> scoring on my rotors.
> Thoughts?
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