360,000 mile brake rotors....


rusty ol ranger

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My 75 year old dad is hell bent on getting his 01 town and country back on the road (why i dont know, he has a 2013 one and a S10)...

Anyways...hes had this van since 05 ish and 78,000 miles. Its now got 361xxx miles on it, with original rotors....

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I for one...am proud.
 


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I would just re-cut them and slap em back on...
 

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I, for one, am terrified that there are people that go down the same highways as I do with bullshit like that.
 

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I, for one, am terrified that there are people that go down the same highways as I do with bullshit like that.
He usually doesnt let stuff go quite to that point...

But...im guilty of it to at times.
 

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I bought a 68 torino parts car many years ago. When I dug into it the rotors looked the same as your dads. The front brake lines had been cut, folded back on themselves, and crimped with small vise grips still attached. It ran great tho. I cut the roof off it for a summer beach cruiser. I wanted to seal all the seams and fill the inside with water....probably a good thing I didn't! I can't remember if I fixed the brakes or not.
 

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got any extra wheel spacers layin' around?
 

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Wowzers! They look like metal detecting artifacts :p
I just switched my Prius brake pads, took 220k miles to meet metal on the inside pads.
 

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Back when I worked at advance auto people would bring in just bare brake pad backing plates all the time and complain.

Customer - "THESE ARE SUPPOSE TO BE GOOD FOR LIFE!!!"

Me - "no sir... they have a lifetime warranty against defects"

Customer - "WELL THESE ARE OBVIOUSLY DEFECTIVE, REPLACE.THEM!!"

Me - "How many miles ago did you install these?"

Customer - "250,000"

Me - "Get out of my store and use public transportation from now on..."


Or they'd bring in rotors with fins showing and ask me to cut them. I'd look up the price of new rotors and tell them that's what it cost to cut them...
 
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The rotors may have "lasted" 360k but how many horns did he wear out?
 

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that usually happens from sitting
if you use them every day they wont do that.
 

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that usually happens from sitting
if you use them every day they wont do that.
It has sat for quite a few months....

It had no brakes because the other rotor came apart about 2 mi from the house,
 

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Man i can't seem to get brakes to last 40k, i can't imagine 300k. Always have a caliper lock up or something causing premature wear.
 

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Man i can't seem to get brakes to last 40k, i can't imagine 300k. Always have a caliper lock up or something causing premature wear.
Oh the pads had been changed multiple times. Just not the rotors
 

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Man i can't seem to get brakes to last 40k, i can't imagine 300k. Always have a caliper lock up or something causing premature wear.
I'm in western PA where there are so many hills that almost no one's front brakes and rotors last more than two years.
 


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