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Old July 13th, 2014, 08:45 PM   #1
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Never have seen rotors like this. The tires rotated by hand and the calipers could be moved so they weren't frozen. Would some minor drag cause this? Dodge 2500. Rotors and pads are two years old with only 20K miles. No heavy towing.

Bad/cheap rotor material?



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Old July 13th, 2014, 09:16 PM   #2
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Never have I ever seen a rotor do that. Are there chunks actually missing from it? Or is that just how the picture shows it?

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Old July 13th, 2014, 09:49 PM   #3
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does the vehicle sit parked alot? if so thats what causes this
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Its pitted in several places.

It can sit parked for a week at a time. It never did that with the stock rotors which lasted 7 years and 100K miles.
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Old July 13th, 2014, 09:56 PM   #5
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Drilled and slotted truck rotor = cheap ass autozone type BS rotor...that is your problem
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Old July 13th, 2014, 09:59 PM   #6
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Drilled and slotted truck rotor = cheap ass autozone type BS rotor...that is your problem
yes very cheap material used thats why the stock ones lasted alot longer
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Old July 13th, 2014, 10:28 PM   #7
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Brake job on a 2500 dodge could cost some money even using junk autozone parts! This is what I always do if I suspect something dragging. Get yourself one of them inferred heat guns and shoot all your brake parts after a test drive if something is acting up you will find it fast
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Old July 13th, 2014, 10:39 PM   #8
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I see this all the time at my shop.
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Old July 14th, 2014, 05:38 AM   #9
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Drilled and slotted truck rotor = cheap ass autozone type BS rotor...that is your problem
Yep "Power Stop" kit from rockauto.

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I see this all the time at my shop.
So which brand(s) of rotors do you have good luck with? Prices range from $37 to $217 each. Unfortunately paying more doesn't always guarantee a better product.
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OEM lasts the longest
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Old July 14th, 2014, 08:50 AM   #11
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Old July 14th, 2014, 10:54 AM   #12
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I have a Linclon LS that did that on all four OEM rotors. The vehicle did not get driven much and was told that was caused hard spots and porousity in the metal it self. The fact that my wife starts stopping by dragging on the brakes did not help any
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Old July 14th, 2014, 11:39 AM   #13
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Check out centric premium rotors. When I used to Sell parts they were our best.
usually made in mexico not china.

our cheap brand we order direct from the peoples republic of china.
3 weeks on the boat to our wherehouse. They were junk.
we took 5% off the bill for all the warranty rotors we ate.
I would turn them free and usually give them back To you as your warranty set.
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All rotors are casted in china... Along with drums... Doesn't mean they aren't machined elsewhere...

What caused that is the weight of the truck and the pad heating up... Anytime you mixed weight with cross drilled/slotted rotors... This is what's going to happen... Look at your pad... Bet it's glazed pretty good...

Power stop pads and rotors are a nice quality product... Have sold tons of them...

Best bet is stick to a blank rotor with a good pad...
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