Most of the time you can get new rotors for the same price as getting them turned.
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What's going on guys. So my early 14' ST needs new pads for sure but, I am not sure if I should shave the stock rotors or just go ahead and get slotted rotors from Stop Tech. Any suggestions on if I should use the stock rotors for another 30-40k miles after they get shaved? Thanks!
I would reuse if thickness is good to go or buy new ones. I've never had issues swapping pads on rotors.
Stoptech rotors (slotted) are fantastic! I'd recommend them.
Unless you have some uneven surfaces on the rotors (Called runout), you often do not need to do anything, other than a light scuffing with sandpaper, install new pads, and bed them in.
But moving to new Centric rotors, or even better than OEM is Centric Premium rotors, is so affordable these days...
I usually can go 2 pad changes before I need to change rotors, assuming street pads.
Add Kevin's rear Frankenbrake upgrade for about $220 and you could have larger slotted Stoptech rotors all the way around. This is what I'm going to do to my early '14 when I need to change pads.
If your rotors are within spec and aren't warped I'd stick with them or upgrade to a larger size. No need to go to a fancy brand for more $ over blanks at Advance. I use Advance Auto parts rotors on my TT car and when they crack I get them swapped under warranty, and they don't crack any sooner than expensive name brands I have used in the past.
1990 Mustang GT with IRS-dedicated TT/HPDE car
1995 Cobra R
2012 GT latest TT/HPDE car
2014 Fiesta ST (sold)
2015 Focus ST
2008 F350-Hauls the toys to the track
If you're not doing the brakes yourself, Considering how much money you'd be spending on replacing your rotors, which is about $200 for all 4 corners OEM, you could buy the Focus RS brake kit from Ford Racing and call it a day. It's more expensive, but those should last you YEARS of street use.
COBB Stage 2 | Intake | FMIC | ATR
MOUNTUNE Sport Exhaust | Sport Springs | Short Shift Arm | Recirc
FORD RACING Spark Plugs | Snorkel
STOPTECH Stainless Steel Brake Lines
FSWERKS Shifter Bushings | Rear Stress Bar
NTC Shifter Cable Bushing
BILSTEIN B8 Sport Shocks
MICHELIN Pilot AS3+
SPARCO Assetto Gara Matte Graphite Silver 18x8
STREET SCENE Front Splitter
Do the right thing; turn or replace your rotors when you replace your pads.
Pop's Baby is a fully loaded TS ST3 with NAV. Mods include;
Hood struts by Garageline
Recaro seat mod; removed wings from bottom cushions of front seats
LED brake lights, and front and rear blinkers.
Short-shift kit and aluminum shifter bracket bushings from FSWerks
Stock-size Drag brand wheels from Discount Tire.
Cobb AS3 and Stratified crackle-pop tune. No other engine mods.
Hawk brake pads.
Modified trailer hitch (fits above exhaust)