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Best places to buy rotors

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by vweller, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Nov 9, 2011 at 10:40 PM
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    vweller

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    Anyone have any great places to buy new rotors? My brakes are starting to pulse and the steering wheel shakes under braking. I figured it would be a good time to replace the front rotors. I need to find a place that is reliable and cheap for parts. Don't have a lot of money to spend on new factory rotors.
     
  2. Nov 10, 2011 at 4:44 AM
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    Space Wrangler

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    i prefer centric's premium rotors. ...hit up the googles to find the best price.
     
  3. Nov 10, 2011 at 5:00 AM
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    NumNutz

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  4. Nov 10, 2011 at 5:07 AM
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    Normally for inexpensive wear parts, like front brake rotors, I use FLAP or friendly local auto parts store...I got 165k miles out of the original front rotors on my 94 toy pickup, and the original rear pads were good when I sold at 217K miles.

    RockAuto is too high on shipping heavy stuff, like rotors. Personally, I like the Wagner or Raybestos brands. I really like the wagner severe duty pads, expensive, but they work NICE.
     
  5. Nov 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    thatSchusterguy

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    Napa blanks are my rotor of choice for cars so I was planning on using them for the truck. What pads are you going to run?
     
  6. Nov 10, 2011 at 11:03 AM
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  8. Nov 10, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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    I guess it depends on how hard you are on your brakes I put some Duralast on paid $64 for the pr, at Auto Zone got a $10 rebate on top of it, and they seem to be working fine
     
  9. Nov 10, 2011 at 2:29 PM
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  11. Nov 12, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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    FolsomSam

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    I would definitely measure the thickness and see if you are OK to have machined. I was experiencing the same feeling on my 2002, and found a thread here that suggested a tire rotation and make sure the lug nuts are re-torqued properly. Shaking and pulsing went away. Zero cost.
     
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