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Warped front discs

I have replaced my front pads and had the rotors tunrnd, 40k miles. In less than 10k mile the rotors are warped again and I get the shudder when I apply the brakes. I need to have them turned down again but I do not know if there will be enough left and I do not know what causes such an early warping of the rotors.

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Here is what happens to cause this, rotors are as thin as poss to reduce weight and increase MPG, when you turn them you remove material and make them even more prone to warping the less steel the less heat they can dissipate, the hotter they run the more the are prone to warp, if you tow something the problem is compounded. To avoid the same issue in the future replace the rotors with name brand new ones, use the best brake pads available, cheap pads can and do cause rotor problems. I worked as a tech for 30 years and this explanation is what I learned in many brake classes I went to and in shop with hands on experience.

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