: Replace Brake Rotors vs. Machining Brake Rotors



fivepix
11-27-11, 11:27 PM
I've had some noise coming from one of my wheels and my dealer said that they can fix the issue by machining the rotors but I've been told by a few people that it's just best to replace them with new rotors.

I run 24's in the summer and I think if I get the rotors machined I'll just end up having to replace them anyways I know the OEM rotors aren't the best to begin with I've been looking around on the forum and it looks like there are a few options out there, defiantly not looking Brembo price do you guys suggest a particular brand? what should I avoid?

Looking at these at the moment:
http://ebcrotors.com/p-223-ebc-sport-rotors.aspx

Anyone have these? - Premium Dimpled and Slotted Brake Rotors
http://brakeperformance.com/brake-rotors/Premium-Dimpled-and-Slotted-Brake-Rotors.php

MrHolland
11-27-11, 11:37 PM
I dont like to turn rotors because they just warp again, easier and sooner than before. Someone in here purchased those rotors but last I saw they hadn't installed them. I wish someone would try them and give their opinion.

Found the thread

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-escalade-ext-esv-forum-2007/236677-2007-escalade-warped-rotors-brake-performance.html

luxurylife33
11-27-11, 11:55 PM
get new ones.... resurfacing them almost never lasts

quattrotman
11-28-11, 06:28 AM
Rotors for our trucks are cheap enough, I personally don't think it worth machining them. Labour is the biggest cost to consider here so if you're getting it done, mind as well put in new parts.

hcvone
11-28-11, 07:53 AM
With the price of new rotors being pretty cheap our shop stopped turning them, because bad rotors do not get better by turning them, the problem will come back sooner because the warp in from heat and you are not getting rid of that. Your rotors are warpping from running 24's and the heat they cause, depending on where you live and drive you may need big brakes i.e. a lot of hills, or you will be having this issue no matter what aftermarket rotors you run. :)

fivepix
11-28-11, 03:38 PM
Is the EBC rotors a good brand? any experience with these? Are they the same or better/worse than OEM?

http://ebcrotors.com/p-223-ebc-sport-rotors.aspx

hcvone
11-29-11, 07:44 AM
Is the EBC rotors a good brand? any experience with these? Are they the same or better/worse than OEM?

http://ebcrotors.com/p-223-ebc-sport-rotors.aspx

Our shop pretty much uses EBC rotors and pads (I believe the yellow for Escalade, but I will confirm that) and they stop better than stock, but do produce a little "grind" noise but no squeal, I am going to put a set of them on my new/old 07' I just picked up