[V8] Brake Rotors

Buchholz, Steven Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
Fri Nov 4 14:13:15 EST 2005

... there is most definitely a minimum thickness requirement.  It is
completely possible to have nice, smooth looking rotors that are below
min thickness spec ... and if this is the case the rotors should be
replaced.  IME the rotors may have a ridge at the inner or outer limit
of the friction area.  

I haven't priced rotors lately, but I don't recall them being that
expensive ... the V8 does have vented rears, so perhaps they will be a
bit pricey.  

Steve B
San Jose, CA (USA)
> Like I said I dont see any visible damage and I assume by what you
> deep grooves they would be visible aye? I dont see any visible
> This is why I ask if they are yanking my chain trying to get me to
> purchase something I do not need. As for my 4000 it did have a bad
> caliper so much so that it dragged alot so those were shot and I could
> see visible damage I am full aware what a dragging caliper damage
> like none is there.
> Well anyway thanks for the response I did not know that they did not
> wear out good to know.
> tlum at flash.net wrote:
> >If the rotors were shot, they'd have deep grooves in the surface.
IME, the
> rear rotors don't wear out, they get damaged by worn out pads.  You
can also
> measure the thickness.  On the face of the "hat" or on the rim of the
> itself has a minimum thickness stamped on it.  I suppose a dragging
> could do something similar.

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