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Old 02-10-2004, 11:50 AM   #1
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Question break discs??

i have about 5k miles on mi car... and i have noticed that my break discs are not smooth.... they have circular (that go all the way arround) scratches??? ( dont know if they are really scrathes... but i can see them and feel them) ...

is this normal??

can you guys check on your discs and see if they are totally smooth??

maybe thats the way that they are suposed to be and i am an ignorant!!!!!!

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Old 02-10-2004, 12:00 PM   #2
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Looks like grooves in the disc? I've seen that on several cars...
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Old 02-10-2004, 12:04 PM   #3
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yes!!!! grooves on the discs...
is that normal?

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What do the break pads look like?
If the pads are shot so are the rotors.
A mild groove or grooves do form with chaep rotors and pads.
It just seems to be normal for them.
If you don't like it have them turned or just switch to a slotted rotor.
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that would not be covered under warranty ... right??
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Ummmm, kay - grooves are completely normal dude. They are supposed to be there. If by some chance your rotors never developed grooves that would be bad, because it would mean that your brake pads were not actually making contact with the brake rotors. This would of course mean that you had no brakes, which you would probably notice. The grooves are a normal byproduct of the braking process - nothing to be concerned about, unless there are some that are extremely deep.

By "grooves" I'm assuming you mean what looks like hundreds of tiny, fine little scratches following the shape of the rotor. That's normal. Something wrong with the brakes or a foreign object stuck between the pad and the rotor would cause deep grooves, gouges really, and that would be bad.
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thanks svt4me

they are tiny... not deep at all!!!
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Sounds like you're good to go then.
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thanks svt4me

they are tiny... not deep at all!!!
Ummmm yeah thats totally normal dude, dont worry = ) and BTW, its Brake, not "Break"
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if they are bad to the point where the rotors may have warped, hard braking can cause this, just get them resurfaced at a shop.
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