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Old 05-01-2011, 04:47 AM
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Warped front rotor

Any advise on changing front brake rotors on a 4x4? Also any parts needed. I haven't changed a rotor in years and never on a 4x4. Should I do both now?
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rotors are cheap, allways change them out with new pads
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Rotors are easy on these trucks. Remove wheel, caliper, caliper bracket and slide rotor off.
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rotors are cheap, allways change them out with new pads
Good advise. Replace the calipers with rebuilt ones, too, and flush the brake fluid. Failure to service the calipers often leads to problems and uneven pad wear down the road. Be sure to replace the pad hardware, too (little spring clips). Also make sure the caliper pins are well lubed and the little rubber boots are in place. The caliper needs to be able to move freely.
My last brake service I had my OE rotors turned. It was a mistake. The rotors were still within spec, but barely. One rotor cracked and warped under severe use. I just changed pads and rotors again.
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Yeah there is no sense in turning rotors today. They just don't have enough meat on them any more and they have gotten cheap enough to replace as needed. I only replace them if they are showing excessive wear or I feel the brake pedal pulsing. I also don't replace calipers unless needed but recommend they be cleaned well with brake kleen and the slide pins lubricated with the proper lube. I also recommend that the brake fluid be flushed annually. Brake fluid attracts water which corrodes your brake parts, lowers the boiling point and efficiency of your brakes.
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Im buying some high performance rotors off this site for my truck this week. Lifetime warranty against warping cracking ect. drilled and slotted with pads for cheaper than I can buy economy ones for here.

https://brakeperformance.com
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Im buying some high performance rotors off this site for my truck this week. Lifetime warranty against warping cracking ect. drilled and slotted with pads for cheaper than I can buy economy ones for here.

https://brakeperformance.com

Read again. 2 years against warping and cracking.
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:38 AM
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Thanks for the help. That web site is a good one.
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Rotors are easy on these trucks. Remove wheel, caliper, caliper bracket and slide rotor off.
Note, rotors are easier on the 4WD as on the 2WD they are also the hubs which contain the wheel bearings. Not hard, just more work.
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Note, rotors are easier on the 4WD as on the 2WD they are also the hubs which contain the wheel bearings. Not hard, just more work.
True, but he was asking about 4x4 rotors. :
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