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hey. since last october when i got the car. as of today. ive changed the rotors 3 times!!!!!!!!!!. thats crazy. well... first the the pads started to grind. second time the caliper got stuck and grinded also lol. just put a new set 2day. i did notice.... on new cars they have little clips that u put on after u put the rotor on. first time i changed rotors i took them off cuz people say not to use them. but ive always notice a little play with the rotors... do they make aftermarket retaining clips for rotors?
 

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what brand of rotors/pads are you using?
 

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You don't need the retaining clips.

The wheel holds the rotor in place.

If you have a stuck caliper you will go through brakes fast...
 

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hey. since last october when i got the car. as of today. ive changed the rotors 3 times!!!!!!!!!!. thats crazy. well... first the the pads started to grind. second time the caliper got stuck and grinded also lol. just put a new set 2day.
The first 2 times were not the fault of the rotor.

I've used Monroe and premium rotors from the dealer. Both provide excellent life and braking.
 

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a quality set of rotors should last 100k or more depending on your driving habits etc,
make sure you use quality pads,, and make sure the rest of the brake system is in good shape (IE rear brakes) (often overlooked) hand torque the wheels on, 100 foot pounds for intrepids, thigtened in a star pattern :monalisa:
 

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You really can't put a milage factor on how long a rotor should last. There are so many variables other than driving habit. If you drive mostly hiway, you are going to get a lot more miles out of the rotor because you just aren't using the brakes that often. Where as if you do mostly city driving, you are almost constantly using your brakes. The type of brake pads matter to. If you are using an aggressive pad, it will eat more of the rotor. If you use a pad that gives you a lot of rotor life, than it's really not that aggressive of a pad. The condition of your calipers also play a role. If your calipers stick you will have more more wear (rotor and pad). The quality of your mechanic will also play a role because the more he has to take off when turning the rotor, the less life you get out of the rotor.

Also keep in mind that rotors of today are not designed the same as yesterday. They are usually thinner thus they don't last as long as days of old.
 

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I agree with Warlord. You can't put a mileage factor on a rotor.

We get about 60,000kms to a set of front brakes. I replace the pads and rotors when the pads are worn.

I tried a set of ceramics on drilled and slotted rotors. They only lasted 20,000km/9 months.

I'm surprised brakes don't last longer. I give my wife crap all the time for using the brakes. Other LHS owners who like clean rims would understand.
 

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with him living in new york im sure hes going through them faster, but they shouldnt wear out that quick
 
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