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Old 08-15-2012, 01:04 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by dmax View Post
^ that's true enough, but two things...one, I've heard that the minimum thickness or above is okay to put new pads on...my impression is that above the minimum thickness means 'okay for new pads,' but I could be wrong...and I know you think I am! LOL

In any case, when I measured my rotors after 60K miles with totally worn out pads, my rotors had only worn halfway between new and minimum. There's a lot of life in those rotors. But, a shop/dealer preying on unsuspecting/knowledgeable owner might well say the brakes are an issue--that's a suggestion that's hard to ignore!
For someone who puts such an emphasis on brakes, I'm surprised you are actually relentlessly recommending re-using old worn rotors.
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