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Old 01-28-2014, 12:33 AM   #1
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Brake grooves normal?

I have a 2013 Focus Titanium so I have 4 wheel disc brakes. I looked at my brakes recently and noticed the lines of the grooves covering the discs in front and back. I have 13,000 miles on it. I touched the discs and could feel the grooves, over the entire discs, front and back. Is this normal? I felt the brakes on my 2013 escape and it did have some grooves in the back but I couldn't feel any grooves in the front and it has the same miles.

Is this normal? Should I just ignore it and wait until I need new brakes? Anything you guys recommend?


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Old 01-28-2014, 08:32 AM   #2
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I'd say not to worry about it is just light grooving, if they are deep or get deeper id get it checked out. Although, you do have a new car so if are concerned, just make a stop at the ford dealer. Breaking feel/stopping still good? Some grooving is normal and is part of the reason rotors are turned when you get new pads.
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It brakes just fine. Doesn't make any sounds either. I just thought it was weird that the focus has so much more grooves than my other vehicles.

When I eventually do get new brakes, do you recommend a better kind, other than the factory pads? Would the dealership have a better type that wouldn't wear down the rotors as much?
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Well the rotors should still be much harder than any pads, the reason people normally replace pads before rotors. It could also be road grime (lots of exposure to sand, dirt, salt?) or something like your sliders not lubed as well as they should be.

Not sure what is available for the '13s but if you want more performance oriented setup, i am happy with my green stuff pads and centric premium solid rotors. Lots of people like the Hawk HKS pads with those rotors too (apparently less dusty than greens too.) I'd try to see if any other new focus owners have swapped to new pads/rotors yet for their real world recommendations. You could cheaply get your rotors turned and get different pads too. I'd try the dealer for free replacements first and to check over the brakes before spending money on new stuff.
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