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BREAKS 60/80khm , when i apply the breaks there is a shimmy in the front end, have new rotors and pads

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YOUR BRAKE ROTORS ARE WARPED/OUT OF ROUND, THEY NEED TO BE TURNED ON A METAL CUTTING MACHINE TO MAKE THEM RUN STRAIGHT AGAIN, THE BRAKE PADS WILL ALSO NEED TO BE REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME.

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