View Full Version : warped rotors again

03-01-2010, 11:48 AM
im on my second set of rotors on my 97 pathfinde in a year that have warped on me...anyone suggest the best ones to buy cause this is getting annoying thanks:confused:

03-01-2010, 11:50 AM
Check the NPORA (nissan pathfinders offroad association) forum for possible upgrades.

03-01-2010, 11:56 AM
Isn't it something to do with hard braking on warm rotors?? It's common and can happen to any disc brake I think... Alot of breaking and then one hard pump can warp any rotors even new ones. I'm not sure if there's a breakbin period but I was told it'll always happen with a hard brake on warm or hot rotors

03-01-2010, 12:00 PM
gear down more and brake less

03-01-2010, 12:09 PM
take a new set to a machine shop and have em slotted and drilled

03-01-2010, 12:40 PM
stop riding the breaks

03-01-2010, 12:52 PM
dont put cheap offshore rotors back on (lordco cheap line the fricken worst out there). check your calipers are free as well

03-01-2010, 01:38 PM
what about where they bolt on could they possibly be not all torqued the same and that would result in warping thanks

03-01-2010, 01:42 PM
i doubt that as not all rotors are bolted on

03-01-2010, 01:53 PM
you could also be over torquing your lug nuts

03-01-2010, 02:17 PM
ALWAYS torque wheel nuts to factory specs!

03-01-2010, 02:37 PM
With the over tourqing you should be Able to see signs of that somewhere when u have it apart

03-01-2010, 05:49 PM
has anyone tried the rotors they sell at crappy tire with the grooves in them they look gay ya never know?

03-01-2010, 06:36 PM
Go get raybestos premium if your concerned they are good qaulity.....down shift. Down shift down shift save ur brakes you should hve Zero warping

03-01-2010, 07:12 PM
I have used http://www.powerslot.com/ but don't think they make them for ur application. I would check ur calipers might not be releasing all the way causing ur rotor to heat up and warp. And yea cheap rotors warp real fast while now made in china Raybestos is usually of a better quality then the cheap stuff. Is it warping both of them or is there one that is worse then the other? And generally u are supposed to bed new rotors and pads.

03-01-2010, 07:15 PM

03-01-2010, 07:18 PM
http://www.ebcbrakes.com/automotive_product_news/brake_rotors.shtml enjoy

03-01-2010, 07:24 PM
thanks that makes sence we did go on a trip to alberta not long after the last new ones[cheers]

m j
03-01-2010, 08:58 PM
slotted and drilled rotors are a gimic
your caliper guide pins are prolley sticking

03-01-2010, 09:06 PM
picked up a set of wagner rotors(made in USA)[36] and monro pads gonna slap them on tomorrow and i will clean up the caliper pins and lube and not drive the shit out of if for a bit

In The Zone
03-02-2010, 09:44 AM
lube the pins and slide plates with a hi temp white grease do not over due it with the lube...

03-02-2010, 10:09 AM
lube the pins and slide plates with a hi temp white grease do not over due it with the lube...

I'd use brake caliper lube made by sil-glyde, any lordco has it. Specifically made for caliper sliders

03-02-2010, 10:24 AM
drill and slotted are the way to go, keeps them cooler and cleaner

03-02-2010, 10:48 AM
Actually drilled and slotted isn't as effective as just a slot u lose metal when u do both so u have less effective area to dissipate the heat which is what ur braking system does.

03-02-2010, 10:49 AM
lube the pin... do not over due it with the lube...

That's what she said:D :p :D :p