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Old March 8th, 2011, 08:51   #1
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I'm looking for a shop that will turn my rotors here in Wichita. Anyone had it done that can recommend a good shop? And about how much does it cost?

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Old March 8th, 2011, 11:33   #2
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I've found that you're better off to spend the extra money and get new rotors, turned rotors never worked good for me.

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Old March 8th, 2011, 11:37   #3
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Typically, turned rotors will work for maybe a few thousand miles, then will have to be replaced. Rotors aren't very expensive anyway.
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Mikey, don't bother. Rotor are cheap and these typically don't hold up well to machining.
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Old March 8th, 2011, 13:14   #5
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Thats what I was wondering, if the price of getting them turned was much less than getting new ones. Bora parts has rears for $26 and fronts for $80. Does that sound right? WHy are the fronts so much more?
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Local parts stores should be about $30 each for the fronts.
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Fronts are vented and heavier.

Rotors are not expensive, there are many choices. Just get something that is OE grade, not C.R.A.P.
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Local parts stores should be about $30 each for the fronts.

Yep. And they will be just fine. You can get the premium ones for $35-50.
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Fronts are vented and heavier.

Rotors are not expensive, there are many choices. Just get something that is OE grade, not C.R.A.P.

Actually a lot of places will sell ISO certified quality Chinese rotors. There are the Prothe rotors but the Bumper to Bumper or NAPA ones are just fine.
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I bought a rotor for the front that turned out to be better designed than the original equipment. It now has 50,000 miles on it and no problems.
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I'm looking for a shop that will turn my rotors here in Wichita. Anyone had it done that can recommend a good shop?
A good shop won't turn your rotors.

From the Bentley, FS III calipers, Front rotor (vented):
Thickness 22mm
Wear limit 19mm

Rear rotor (solid):
Thickness 9mm
Wear limit 7mm

Unless you've got a lathe in your garage it's gonna be cheaper, safer & easier to put on new rotors. And if you do, it's still safer!
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Old March 10th, 2011, 07:26   #12
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Thanks for the advice everyone! This is one of those areas that I have been unclear on for awhile, but never really bothered to figure out. I ordered some OEM rears yesterday from my local VW parts store. $36 for both rears. I'm pretty sure this is where my wobble is coming from. I can hear a squeal when going in reverse.

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