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Old 07-15-2002, 08:02 PM
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Can I replace rotors and add Porterfield pads at the same time?

Read somewhere that I should not put Porterfield pads on new rotors. However I need to replace my warped rotors and would like to do it all at once. Is this a bunch of baloney, or is there something behind it?
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Old 07-16-2002, 01:16 AM
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New rotors are not heat cycled like used ones. If your rotors are 1mm near the stock thickness then go ahead and re-cut and use them. 1mm will not make that much difference on rotor temp.

Also consult the company you are buying the pads from about how you break them in. I usually drive around 50 miles of stop and go traffic then one run up the mountain to break them in.
no hard braking until the pads are well seated.
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Old 07-17-2002, 07:45 AM
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You'll be fine. Just follow the bedding in procedure recommended by the pad manufacturer, and you're all set
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