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Thread: New brake rotors - recommendations please.

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    New brake rotors - recommendations please.

    I'm looking at replacing my front and rear rotors in the near future.
    I have a set of Akebono pads to fit and was looking for feedback on what has worked (and not worked) for others.
    Vehicle is a D3 V6 petrol which sometimes (not often enough!) tow a 2 tonne van.
    I've read about RBA discs warping, but the discussion seemed to get to was it really warping, or was it something else, so I thought I'd ask the group.
    My plan is to do it myself at home, having done my earlier D1 and my former Perentie.
    Hit me up with ideas.
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    Mine's a later model D4, im now on RDA slotted and dimpled rotors plus TRW D-cotec pads. Prior to this i had DBA std rotors and bendix 4wd pads. Before that oem std rotors and ferodo pads.

    The RDA - trw cotec setup is so much better than the "soft" oem rotors, less dust than the Bendix 4wd pads. No shudder or warping and great pedal feel, sharp bite, no fading, and we tow regularly.

    The bendix pads also chewed out the dba rotors in about 65000km. Not impressed. Oem got me 120000km before the rotors were below legal thickness, but the ferodo pads still had meat on them.

    Ferodo pads are great, same as TRW. Ive not experienced Akebono pads, but heard theyre good.

    Stay clear of Bendix pads.

    Just my thoughts

    Cheers

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    I fitted RDA rotors and TRW pads, came in at about $200 and no issues so far in 8 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loanrangie View Post
    I fitted RDA rotors and TRW pads, came in at about $200 and no issues so far in 8 months.
    Surely not for all four? My set was about 650 for all four rotors and pads (from separate retailers) diy install

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric SDV6SE View Post
    Surely not for all four? My set was about 650 for all four rotors and pads (from separate retailers) diy install
    No just the fronts.
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    I have to replace rear discs, due to being warped, vibration under braking.
    When you replace pads, do you also replace sensor or are they reusable if not activated?
    Am I right in saying everything should bolt off and on?
    Does handbrake need adjusting at this time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhinosm View Post
    I have to replace rear discs, due to being warped, vibration under braking.
    When you replace pads, do you also replace sensor or are they reusable if not activated?
    Am I right in saying everything should bolt off and on?
    Does handbrake need adjusting at this time?
    1. No need to replace sensors if they haven't activated. Just be sure to gently pull off the sensor directly backwards.
    2. Yes, everything simply bolts off and on again.
    3. Yes, as you'll need to back off the brakes to get the old disks off and adjust it again for the new disks. May as well completely clean the whole mechanism at the same time.
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    Unless you simply leave the EPB off, then you can remove the disc and put the new one on. But its good practice to clean and reset the EPB when doing a pad amd rotor change

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    DBA Survival Series 4000 T3 slot - front and rear with Akebono pads (and I tow 2.6 Tonnes)
    No need to change sensors.
    Back off handbrake shoes for rear disc removal.
    Re-adjust according to Bodsy's brake bible .
    Little brake dust and great pedal.
    Hardly any wear on pads or disc either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhinosm View Post
    I have to replace rear discs, due to being warped, vibration under braking.
    When you replace pads, do you also replace sensor or are they reusable if not activated?
    Am I right in saying everything should bolt off and on?
    Does handbrake need adjusting at this time?
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