Resurface rotors or replace them

Discussion in '2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma' started by Csilver3, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. Csilver3

    Csilver3 Well-Known Member

    I left my Tacoma parked for about 4 months. Drove it and started backing scratching noises. I checked the pads and they’re worn down... so I know I have to replace those. My question is, how do I know if my rotors are warped or if they’re warn down and if I should just buy new rotors as well or just resurface them at 145k miles?
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    They are cheap I’d just buy new ones. You can measure the thickness of them.
    The standard rotor thickness is 22.0 mm
    The minimum spec thickness is 20.0 mm
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  4. OP

    Csilver3 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the specs info

    By cheap do you mean the oem rotors are cheap or the price of new ones are cheap?

    Also I’ve seen numerous rotor brands and prices. Which would be a decent brand rotor that gets me by another 50-75k?

    Also what do you think of slotted drilled rotors?
  5. TacoKen

    TacoKen Well-Known Member

    Replacements are cheap. I wouldn't spend any extra money on slotted or drilled rotors unless you use your brakes for racing.
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  6. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Cheap meaning price. OEM are fine. Slotted are more for towing and like @TacoKen said racing. They won’t provided more stopping power they might stay cooler longer decreasing the chance of warping.
    Measure the ones you have if you can resurface them it’s usually $15-20 a rotor. If you haven’t replaced them in 145k miles I would just buy new.
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  7. OP

    Csilver3 Well-Known Member

    Lots of rotors don’t know which ones to go with. Can someone post a link so I can check out the recommended rotors, thanks
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  8. OP

    Csilver3 Well-Known Member

    I got some Centric Rotors and pads. I put them on and they work fine. I noticed I have a pop sound on the front passenger side. I’m not sure if it’s my brakes or something on my suspension. My truck will pop when I drive and pop when I accelerate while driving and pop when I decelerate and pop when I stop only driver side though what could it be?
  9. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Did you add that icon suspension your neighbor had for sell?
  10. OP

    Csilver3 Well-Known Member

    I did, but then sold it to my brother in law. I’m still running on stock suspension.

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