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Old 13 Feb 2007, 06:53 pm
krhine
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Default rotor warpage

I have a 2003 tl-s, a great car, IMO. However, I was told that braking when
going fast was why my front rotors were warped. Is this common with high
speed braking? Is there a product to prevent this? I'm looking for a
solution that does not necessarily require me to drive slower...


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Old 13 Feb 2007, 07:41 pm
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Default Re: rotor warpage

"krhine" <krhine@nothing.net> wrote in
news:YbsAh.1821$Jl.3@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink. net:

> I have a 2003 tl-s, a great car, IMO. However, I was told that
> braking when going fast was why my front rotors were warped.




Wow, an honest Service Advisor... Did you deck him?




> Is this
> common with high speed braking?




Yes.

However, see here:
http://www.babcox.com/editorial/bf/bf100326.htm
There's quite a lot more to "warpage" than meets the eye.



> Is there a product to prevent this?
> I'm looking for a solution that does not necessarily require me to
> drive slower...
>



Assuming the above Babcox article didn't help, heavier discs with a lot
more heat-sink area. Some recommend Brembo discs, pads and calipers, but
I've never tried them.

How fast are you going, anyway? Are you spiking the brakes coming off the
Mulsanne straight or somewthing?

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Old 13 Feb 2007, 09:44 pm
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Default Re: rotor warpage

Dang, tegger... Wish there was a symbol for "eyes glasing over" from the
article. LOL

I had the dealer resurface the rotors--their recommended fix (plus a
recommendation to drive slower...) Gosh, I wasn't going that fast... Hwy
55 in Idaho, pretty windy through mountains, passing cars (only when I had a
clear line of sight), only going about 110 max when passing, and really not
braking that hard. Odd thing was the shake in steering wheel when braking
was only occassional, less frequent after slowing down for a while, which
perhaps gives some credibility to the warpage being from high speed (or
maybe only being detectable at higher speeds). I am toying with the idea of
heavier brakes shortly, maybe like those sold via comptech (plus
supercharger for when the warranty gives out).

"Tegger" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
news:Xns98D6C86A3A6DAtegger@207.14.116.130...
> "krhine" <krhine@nothing.net> wrote in
> news:YbsAh.1821$Jl.3@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink. net:
>
> > I have a 2003 tl-s, a great car, IMO. However, I was told that
> > braking when going fast was why my front rotors were warped.

>
>
>
> Wow, an honest Service Advisor... Did you deck him?
>
>
>
>
> > Is this
> > common with high speed braking?

>
>
>
> Yes.
>
> However, see here:
> http://www.babcox.com/editorial/bf/bf100326.htm
> There's quite a lot more to "warpage" than meets the eye.
>
>
>
> > Is there a product to prevent this?
> > I'm looking for a solution that does not necessarily require me to
> > drive slower...
> >

>
>
> Assuming the above Babcox article didn't help, heavier discs with a lot
> more heat-sink area. Some recommend Brembo discs, pads and calipers, but
> I've never tried them.
>
> How fast are you going, anyway? Are you spiking the brakes coming off the
> Mulsanne straight or somewthing?
>
> --
> Tegger
>
> The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
> www.tegger.com/hondafaq/



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Old 18 Feb 2007, 10:38 am
John Horner
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Default Re: rotor warpage

krhine wrote:
> I have a 2003 tl-s, a great car, IMO. However, I was told that braking when
> going fast was why my front rotors were warped. Is this common with high
> speed braking? Is there a product to prevent this? I'm looking for a
> solution that does not necessarily require me to drive slower...
>
>


I replaced the problematic front rotors on our 2003 Accord V-6 with new
Brembo rotors about 30,000 miles ago and the new ones are still stopping
wonderfully.

There are a hundred and one reasons why rotors can "warp". Tegger's
posted article is an excellent one. IMO some rotors are poorly made at
the factory and become warp/thickness variation prone.

Fortunately I'm equipped to do my own repairs, so swapping on a new set
of rotors is no big deal for me.

John
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Old 18 Feb 2007, 01:26 pm
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Default Re: rotor warpage

Hmmm.... Another vote for Brembo. I'll get right on it.
"John Horner" <jthorner@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> krhine wrote:
> > I have a 2003 tl-s, a great car, IMO. However, I was told that braking

when
> > going fast was why my front rotors were warped. Is this common with

high
> > speed braking? Is there a product to prevent this? I'm looking for a
> > solution that does not necessarily require me to drive slower...
> >
> >

>
> I replaced the problematic front rotors on our 2003 Accord V-6 with new
> Brembo rotors about 30,000 miles ago and the new ones are still stopping
> wonderfully.
>
> There are a hundred and one reasons why rotors can "warp". Tegger's
> posted article is an excellent one. IMO some rotors are poorly made at
> the factory and become warp/thickness variation prone.
>
> Fortunately I'm equipped to do my own repairs, so swapping on a new set
> of rotors is no big deal for me.
>
> John



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