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Hey Everyone,

So I replaced my brake pads about 2 years ago with Akebono stock style pads. (left the rotors as they looked fine at the time...).
What I didn't notice is that only the inner 75% of the pad was making contact with the rotor.
This caused a rusty area to form.
The pads still have plenty of meat on them.
So recently the pads decided to start making contact 100% and now they are making contact with the rusty area and making some nice vibrations on heavy stops.
I'm going to let it play out a bit and see if the pads will "clean up" that area to the point where it's smooth.
If not, I may have to replace the rotors.
Wondering if this ever happened to anyone?
If I had to guess, I probably should have replaced the rotor when I did the pads - was just being cheap.

Thanks,
Henry.

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Time for new rotors.
 

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You can try to clean up the rotors with a swirling attachment or take a light cut with an on the car brake rotor lathe. Make sure there is enough material on the rotors if you decide to clean them up on a lathe.
 

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My understanding is slotted rotors are difficult to turn. Something about breaking the cutter heads when they hit the far-side of the slots.
 

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