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    Are you in Germany or us?
     
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    In the US now. Left Germany in June.
     
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    Ok, just buy the parts new and be done with it.

    Lmr has good prices on rotors and pads.
     
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    #19 lemers, Sep 7, 2018
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    I dont mind buying parts if they are needed. I just think that the guy wanting to fail me on brakes then letting it go when he couldnt figure it out seems a little shaddy to me.

    If im signing off on the inspection and thought that a car needed something like new pads I would just put everything back together and let him go.
     
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    Oh and LMR is going to get me come Spring for Wheel and Tire package.
     
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    What springs are you getting?
     
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    I thinl you miss read. Next Spring I am going to get wheels and tires
     
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    Ohh I see.
     
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    Well that sucks. Wish you were still in the area. It's actually an easy job. May want to just take your chances with a local Ford dealer, at least for the diagnosis.
     
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    I've had turned rotors on my TY R since last December. The 3 day track weekend used up more brakes than the previous year. After every session, I kept checking the pad thickness on the outsides, but never pulled the wheel to check that the insides were wearing the same. Guess what, they didn't. The last session of the day, going full blast into the bus stop at Daytona, I went for the brakes and guess what???? A slight grinding noise that I immediately recognized. Maximum engine braking and being gingerly on the brakes, I was barely able to keep it under control through the turn. I pitted immediately and verified the problem.

    So to my surprise, the rotors weren't that bad. I took them to a local machine shop (who had the equipment to turn them) and they came out great and were within specification. They did a real nice job. I have been using them for street driving and have another set for track use. Driving with friends, I have done maximum brake exercises to demonstrate the car's ability. They are still in great shape and are as true as could be.

    Would I track the turned rotors? No. However I feel they are perfectly safe for normal operation to include spirited driving and braking commensurate with that kind of use.

    Despite what the manual says, I have practical experience with using these (reconditioned) rotors. I feel that as long as they are within the specification that is stamped on the rotor and they have been turned with the right equipment, they should be fine for non track use.

    Each person is responsible for their own safety, so use common sense and good judgement.
     
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    I just sanded down my rotors following the video instructions and I came out fantastic. Did all 4.

    Front rotors min thickness is 36mm and rear is 32mm or 34mm don't remember.

    Mine was still the same thickness even after sanding them down.
     
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