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This is a discussion on brakes within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; need some help every time hit my brakes my car shakes some one told me that maybe the rotors maybe ...

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    need some help every time hit my brakes my car shakes some one told me that maybe the rotors maybe warped if so is it the front ones or back or maybe both

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    Mine did the same thing a couple years back. I replaced the front rotors and put on new Hawk pads and the problem went away.

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    Normally just the fronts cause it.

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    when you hit the brakes and the car shakes, it is most likely the fronts
    atleast thats what they told me in class lol

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    I go so far as to use a torque wrench to tighten my lug nuts. My wife used to own a n olds alero and the front rotors had a real thin center web area that would warp with un even lug nut torque.

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    start off with the front rotors. They will cause most of the pulsating.

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    so i have looking at rotors witch are better cross drilled and slotted or dimpled and slotted

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    it might not be the rotors dont jump too far ahead when your car has been parked for a while take a feel of your pads and see how much you have left. You might just be able to resurface your rotors. My friends mustang did the same thing and when he took the brakes apart the rotors seem fine so he slapped on new pads and the problem went away. Next brake service i will be replacing rotors but more for the look than anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR.Dick View Post
    it might not be the rotors dont jump too far ahead when your car has been parked for a while take a feel of your pads and see how much you have left. You might just be able to resurface your rotors. My friends mustang did the same thing and when he took the brakes apart the rotors seem fine so he slapped on new pads and the problem went away. Next brake service i will be replacing rotors but more for the look than anything else.
    Stock F-body rotors just suck. They are not worth being resurfaced.

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