Brakes and rotor

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  1. Lilla

    Lilla Silver Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Good day,

    I just changed the Beast's oil at 1K miles. While at the dealer I thought I should try and buy new brake pads as I am hell (LOL) on brakes of all types. While there they stated it would be an approximate $1700 job. The SRT tech stated that they can not machine the rotor and when I replace my pads they replace the rotor. Seriously????? Has anyone else heard that? I serious replace brakes on all my other cars about every 2 years...I am hell on brakes for some reason! :)
     
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    DGatzby Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member Midwest Regional Pres.

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    I am going to have my dealer drop in some nice looking Porterfield pads that a good friend recommended this week. I have 1000 miles also. Can't really say I have used that pedal much, I say they will work. May not still use the brakes, I just like the right pedal anyway. Makes too much dust when you use that left pedal, screw it!

    Really, they were that anal at your dealer? Those rotors of mine look the same as the day I picked it up a couple of weeks ago.
     
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    bolivarshagnasty Gold Member

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    There is someone here who has already changed their pads to low dust pads. Search brake pads. I don't know why you would change rotors unless they were well worn or damaged in some way.
     
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    CDNHellcat Silver Member Hellcat Supporting Vendor

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    I use these pads on all my vehicles, very low dust and works great

    Wagner ThermoQuiet® is the “One Piece Brake Pad” that provides quieter braking and superior stopping performance in any driving condition. Exclusive Integrally Molded Sound Insulator (IMI) dissipates heat and vibration for quieter braking. Proprietary friction formulations provide superior stopping performance and less dust.

    Wagner ThermoQuiet delivers Brakes Without Compromise:

    • Quieter Performance
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    • Less Dust and Longer Pad Life
    Comprehensive coverage for foreign and domestic vehicle applications.

    Part number for Hellcat front QC1149
     
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    I seriously doubt you could burn through the brembos in 1,000 miles. They work so well at stopping the beast, I'm at 6,500 and there is still a ton of meat on them. Unless you ride them 100% of the time and I'm sure you don't. I believe the dealers when they say 1700. All pads plus rotors probably run around 1K. I Haven't actually checked, but other forum members have and the parts prices are here somewhere. 700 for labor sounds about right. If your mechanically inclined, you could probably save a bunch doing it yourself. As far as if the rotors can be turned, not sure, and would have to see their condition when the time comes. I would probably just replace them, that would be my preference.
     
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    I too remember someone here changing out their brake pads in less than a couple of hundred miles on their Hellcat... Thing is, I can't remember if they said those pads were carbon or not.
     
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    You can re-machine any rotor as long as you don't machine it below minimum thickness as stamped on the rotor. The down side of this is that the rotor is thinner and more prone to warping.

    For the limited cost saving I don't machine rotors unless they have minimum wear. I would suggest using a micrometer and seeing where they are at before wasting time machining them
     
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    summit racing has hi performance carbon fiber ceramic pads set of four delivered for under $100
     
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    A good friend of mine is the SRT Tech at a local dealership. He changed out the Brembo brake system on his IE 392 with the Hellcat system. As I recall, he said the HC Brembo system was VERY pricey. The rotors are two-piece and were very different from what we're all used to seeing on our MOPARs. I wish I had more details, but I know he paid a LOT for the system.

    If you're "hell on brakes", my first guess is you're "riding them". Keep that left foot completely off of the brake pedal when you're driving. The heat from constant scrubbing will not only wear your pads down quickly, but also warp your rotors, causing a vibration issue - in addition to premature wear. These things should last a long time under normal use.
     
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    I changed my pads right from the get go. Low dust power stop pads. Factory pads in a box.
     
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    Do you have a part Number?
     
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    If your tech can't resurface them, it's most likely he doesn't have the proper equipment.
    resurfacing is only required when surface scoring is evident or runout or thickness variation are out of spec.
     
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