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Old 04-15-2019, 05:49 AM   #1
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Is it necessary to replace brake pads with new rotors?

I replaced my brake pads and resurfaced the brake rotors at the end of last year. Have done 3k miles since then.
The rotors got warped after the resurface, so I have to replace them now too.
Question is - can used brake pads damage new rotors? Asking friends, they go both ways.
My reasoning is that the brake pad is of a softer surface vs the the rotor, so it shouldn't be able to damage/ deform the rotor in any way.

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Old 04-15-2019, 06:54 PM   #2
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E46 rotors are quite thin and resurfacing them makes them even thinner
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