I wouldn't do it long at all....its a dangerous thing to do.IgNiTe said:i think my rotors are warped because when i brake my steering wheel shakes. i do plan on changing them, just not now because i'm saving my money for nopi. how long can i drive without causing some major damage
Well, you can try to fix it yourself... I had warped rotors before, and I think I fixed them... Here's what I did:djsassan said:
I wouldn't do it long at all....its a dangerous thing to do.
and if your rotor warps worse? if your brakes lock? if you slam so hard that you lock the calipers?PT said:
Well, you can try to fix it yourself... I had warped rotors before, and I think I fixed them... Here's what I did:
Find a freeway offramp that has a straightaway (the one I chose had a stoplight at the end).
Get off the freeway as fast as possible, and brake really hard at the last moment (be careful not to lock up) to stop at the end the straightaway (this heats up the rotor) but try not to come to a complete stop... and don't turn whiile braking.
Do this repeatedly.
I did this about 5 times, and the steering-wheel vibration went away.
Heehee...sorry people, but I hafta agree with PT on this one...If you're cheapy and don't want new rotors, this's the way to go. And resurfacing...how much material do you think is on a rotor? Definitely not enuf to stop the wobbling.PT said:Well, if he's not comfortable doing what I suggested, he doesn't have to. I didn't say that he HAD to do this! Geeez. I'm just saying that when I warp my rotors at the AutoX's, this is what I do to straighten them out... but then because I AutoX my car, I probably know its braking limits better than you guys, which is probably why I can do this without locking up or getting myself killed.
Where do you go to get your warped rotors resurfaced??? Resurfacing a warped rotor is not going to get rid of the fact that it's still warped... in fact, while they're resurfacing, they mechanics will probably come back and tell you that your rotor is warped, and probably recommend that you buy a new one.