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#1 Old 01-25-2009, 11:51 PM
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Shaking Under Hard Braking!

So I installed a new set of rotors and pads on the front wheels, and they work great. The vibration I used to have before when I braked is now gone, but now there's a different problem.
When I'm braking really hard on the freeway, I can feel shaking. Though under normal conditions, it's completely fine.
Do you guys think this could be rear rotors? Suspension? Wheel alignment/balancing?
Thanks for any input!
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Did you install new pads at the time that you did the new rotors? If not, I would say that could be the problem. Before I read that you replaced your rotors, i instantly thought "warped rotors and or uneven pads. I would still say it has to deal with the rotors/pads.

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So I installed a new set of rotors and pads on the front wheels, and they work great. The vibration I used to have before when I braked is now gone, but now there's a different problem.
When I'm braking really hard on the freeway, I can feel shaking. Though under normal conditions, it's completely fine.
Do you guys think this could be rear rotors? Suspension? Wheel alignment/balancing?
Thanks for any input!
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yea, I installed the rotors at the same time i installed the pads. I knew the front rotors had to be replaced since the steering wheel would shake under most braking.
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strange...did u bed in the new pads properly? according to the manufacturer's specs? manufac of the pads

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yea, i installed them properly, i cleaned all the guide rails and broke in the pads and rotors properly. the only thing i could of done different, is i could of put some lubrication on the guides to make the brakes a little smoother, but they dont even come lubricated from the factory, so i decided not too.
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yeah my steering wheel shakes under hard high speed braking here shortly ima be looking at drilled rotors.

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Pull the rotors off and have them checked for runoff and/or have them turned (machined).

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yeah my steering wheel shakes under hard high speed braking here shortly ima be looking at drilled rotors.
drilled rotors are 100% for looks. you will not notice the slightest difference between blanks and drilled on our cars. they also crack much easier.

complete waste of money if you ask me, just go with OEM, they've served me just fine at many auto x's.

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i cant confirm nor deny that because i have never personally owned them.however they do look cool.lol.

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i cant confirm nor deny that because i have never personally owned them.however they do look cool.lol.
Neither have I, but I've done my research. There were too many mixed reactions and I just decided to go with OEM rotors last spring. I don't regret it

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I just got my Altima and got it at 125 MPH
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Yeah, what he said. If you like the look of drilled and slotted, go with EBC's new rotors which are "dimpled" instead of drilled all the way through which eliminates cracking. Something that some manufactuers are offering are diff types of treatments like cryo etc. to make the rotors near warp proof. The jury is still out on that however.
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drilled rotors are 100% for looks. you will not notice the slightest difference between blanks and drilled on our cars. they also crack much easier.

complete waste of money if you ask me, just go with OEM, they've served me just fine at many auto x's.
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i just got EBC ROTORS AND GREEN STUFF PADS , im waiting till sprint to put them on and also let you gus know how they are.....


i also heard that drilled rotors suck ass cuz they crack and sloted (slut ed) eat your pad really badly

aslong as you DO NOT rip hard on your breakes for at least 1000 miles and give them a proper break in you should be fine ..
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what about your rear rotors and pads? I changed my fronts before, still had shaking, not as bad! but had it on highway breaking, then recently I had my rear's machined and changed the pads, shaking is reduced 90%, but now I think my fronts are ready to be changed again.

but ya might be the rear.

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