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When to replace rotors?

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  1. Humvee21

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    At what thickness should we replace rotors? I'm on 60k miles now and I haven't checked the brakes yet but I am wanting to upgrade my pads for a better brake feel. Just wondering if I should do the rotors too or can I save my money for now?

    I'm not big baller like you guys with the R1 Concepts upgrades...:flipthebird:
     
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    Do your brakes pulse or shudder when you brake hard above 45mph?
     
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    No, brakes still work great. Just want them to be slightly better for the oh shit moments
     
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    min thickness spec is usually cast into the rotor. Most shops these days seem to want to just change them with the pads
     
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    I changed mine at 65k and at the same time did braided steel lines and wow, what a difference. Personally one of my favorite maintenance upgrades next to bfg ko2s.

    If you've pushed the truck hard you know the brakes fade a bit which is unnerving.
     
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    Where did you get the braided brake lines? I'm thinking about replacing the pads & rotors on the front end, shopping around for best quality:$$$ . Might also swap out the brake line & fluids
     
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    Most of the rotors these days don't allow enough thickness to turn so I usually replace when I do a brake job.
     
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    Just replaced all 4 rotors and pads. They were cracking from the salt and ice over 3 years on the east coast. Now its out west so expect them to last longer.
     
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    Front rotors minimum thickness is 32 millimeters
    Rear rotors minimum thickness is 23 millimeters
     
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    Replace them when you think it's time to turn them
     

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