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time for new brakes???

pretty sure my brakes are like metal on metal lol they are grinding really bad, its quite loud even from inside the truck. the only thing is the other day i slammed on my brakes to miss a deer. i think they were bad to begin with but that prolly did most of it. didnt start makin noise till after that. soooo do i just need new pads then?
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take the tire off and look... but dont let it go on to much longer or you will be replacing the rotor
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yes, you need new brakes if your hearing a grinding sound. and if they are really grinding loud like you said, then most likely your going to need your rotors either replaced or re ground.
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yea I would get it looked at before it's too late. I waited just a little to long and the local mechanic just told me to deal with it now until it becomes worth it to replace my rotors $$
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We just replaced them last night. The one side was completely pad-less. Metal on metal. Thankfully the rotor wasn't beat up too much. I'm not sure if there is a problem but the passenger side was worn down more than the driver side.
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^ drove just dandy today, if theres is/was a problem it pry doesnt matter nemore
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So wait...

It was metal on metal...

And you pad slapped it?

Prepare to buy new pads within the next month...
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it wasnt really metal on metal, it was pretty damn close but i think thats a stretch
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thats not the point he was trying to get at, when u do brakes you dont just slap on pads, you need to get the rotors on a brake lathe. if you dont your going to ruin the brand new pads and the rotors are just going to get worse.
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The rotors surface was smooth. There weren't any visual scratches of grooves. I ran my finger over it too and I couldn't feel anything. I'm sure he's just fine.
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Im no expert... Just do it for a living...
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I know that's what you do Rocky. And it's his choice if he wants them done, not mine. I just helped change the pads.
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I thought my old brake drums were fine, looked fine. Well they were put on a lathe and turned out to be warped, so you never know.
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Im no expert... Just do it for a living...
I thought you did gay **** rocky? lol
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I thought you did gay **** rocky? lol
im glad someone actually said it, i didnt want to be the first. i was like how did he really buy that dodge, then it all fell into place.
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im glad someone actually said it, i didnt want to be the first. i was like how did he really buy that dodge, then it all fell into place.
The dodge is what made him put that first foot into the industry
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oh its one of those things, u can be on our video but you have to sport a dodge!
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So wait...

It was metal on metal...

And you pad slapped it?

Prepare to buy new pads within the next month...
x2 and resurfacing a rotor is almost as bad as keeping worn rotors on. removing any material from a rotor face makes it disappate heat less and makes it prone to warping. its just a way for shops to make money now, before when rotors werent made in china and of actual quality turning a rotor a little wouldnt hurt it like the ones today...plus rotors are so cheap now it is silly not to replace them.


i hope u didnt buy the lifetime warrenty $19.95 brake pads because u will be doing this again in the next 6 months. we only put cheap brakes on a vehicle if we know it is going to be retired soon.
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x2 and resurfacing a rotor is almost as bad as keeping worn rotors on. removing any material from a rotor face makes it disappate heat less and makes it prone to warping. its just a way for shops to make money now, before when rotors werent made in china and of actual quality turning a rotor a little wouldnt hurt it like the ones today...plus rotors are so cheap now it is silly not to replace them.


i hope u didnt buy the lifetime warrenty $19.95 brake pads because u will be doing this again in the next 6 months. we only put cheap brakes on a vehicle if we know it is going to be retired soon.
just buy autozone pads, i bought 1 set the entire time for my 98 and went through 4 sets on that warranty and it was free warranty
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oh its one of those things, u can be on our video but you have to sport a dodge!
Rocky loves being "rammed"
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Rocky loves being "rammed"
o man i focl (fell off chair laughing)
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all kidding aside rocky knows how much i hate mopar's lol.
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