time to pick up calipers XD been wanting one anyway ahaha XD but thanks !Harbor Freight has digital caliper measurement tools starting at $10 on sale...this one is about $20:
Go to post #4 in this thread and see the pdf Member "Princess" posted about the rotor thickness for front/rear/and for the V6 6 speed....
Thar be your answer if you should replace rotors or not.
yep no pulsating when braking. mom's car when braking currently is slightly pulsating.. not too bad tho. gonna get them machined soon haha. that was my "standard" if i needed to change or not. but i decided to ask anyway just for reference. i dont think oem is ceramic tho.. if my memory serves me correctly... think it was an organo-metallic?If you aren't getting pulsations when braking, I wouldn't even have them machined. Put new pads on and go. If things look rusty you might want to clean the rust off and lube the calipers. I'm pretty sure the OEM pads are ceramic.
Every parts store site I've gone on (advance, O'Reilly etc), looking at brake pads, has said OE is ceramic. I don't see anything about it in the service manual, so that's all I have to go by. Are they all lying to me?i dont think oem is ceramic tho.. if my memory serves me correctly... think it was an organo-metallic?
That is brilliant, Smurf. Thanks for posting this. Never thought of the magnet "trick"!you will need to deal with the small lip that is created at the outer edge brake rotor and the inner most diameter edge, otherwise you'll be taking a false measurement that merely is your original rotor thickness. : get a couple very small round magnets (Radio Shack/$2.50 for four) and put them on your rotor on the inside and outside. Measure using your tool with the magnets in place. Then measure the two magnets together by themselves. Subtract the original measurement and assess what the minimum is (stamped on rotor).