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What is the difference between front rotors and back rotors?

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Basicly they do the same thing .
But the fronts are heavier dudy not inter changeable with the rears.
Now a days rotors are vary inexpensive compaired to the past when you would get them turned 3 to 4 times .Now their 20 dollars a peice made in China but the medal isn't the same quility over heat them once and they worp.
Just remember this never replace the brake pads with eighter turning the rotors or replaceing then you will have nothing but problems if you don't and that goe's for other related brake parts if there is a question with it replace it

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You need to check for your vehicle; we have three vehicles, two of them use the same disks for both ends, front and rear, the other does not.

Posted on Mar 29, 2015

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Hi Matt.

Front rotors do about 70% of the braking, therefore front rotors are considerably more robust than rear ones to dissipate the heat generated during braking.

Hope this is helpful.
-Steve

Posted on Mar 29, 2015

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    With the difference in contruction, the first or second time you applied good braking force (to avoid an accident) the heat generated wouuld undoubtedly warp them and you'd have to replace them anyway. I would STRONGLY advise against doing that. -Steve

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