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is something wrong with my brakes?

ive noticed that sometimes, when i'm applying pressure to my brakes and coming to a stop, it feels very 'rough'. its kinda difficult to explain what its doing, and it only seems to happen when im exiting the freeway (slowing to a stop from high speeds) or when i'm stopping on a decline. The best way i can describe it is that instead of smoothly stopping, its like a little rough, almost like the rotors have little bumps all over them that kinda roughen/vibrate the brakes. i looked at my rotors and they look fine... any ideas?
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time for new rotors, i had that a few months ago i took my truck in my rotors were shot and had torn the brake pads up
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Rotors can be warped and damaged enough to not be noticable by you. But the brakes are very sensative to being on a flat surface, Change both brakes and rotors now before it gets worse.
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Can you feel the pedal pulsing, You may be getting on them hard nuff to get the Anti-lock kicking in. That makes them " FEEL " rough and grindy
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yea...it happens to me a lot when it rains. being on mud grips affects the stopping time and i have to push a little harder. its just your anit-lock kicking in and the tires slipping a bit.
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definitely not abs... must be warped rotors.... anyone have any reccomendations for new good quality rotors? i also want to get some ceramic brake pads... any reccomendations on those too?
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