A while back at Bimmerfest last year I came across a fine gentleman claiming to have a rare set of Euro spec brake rotors just sitting in his garage, new in the box! After inspection and negotiating a price, I picked up the set as well as a full set of pads and quietly put them away in the garage for that fateful day when I would need to perform a complete brake job.
The pads that are still on the car have probably about another 20K miles left on them so what to do? I don’t want to put on a new set of rotors and old pads. Don’t want to do a full brake job and just waste the pads I have. If I’m going to go to the trouble of doing a brake job, I am a fan of going ahead and doing it all; rotors, pads, sensors on all four wheels. No sense having to come back in six months after doing half a job anyway…
So I’m not usually a fan of spinning warped rotors to try to true them in an effort to extend their life. Usually they’re too close to the width limit and tend to go out of true soon after taking the time to do it.
But these rotors are special, rare and hard to find. So it’s worth the effort. And I will tell you my biggest fear was just finding someone willing to spin them given that they’re cross drilled. I called four places, all of who refused to touch them… until I found Joe at VW Paradise in San Marcos.
Joe spun those suckers flat, both of them in about twenty minutes! I slapped those suckers on and was eager for the test drive. The car brakes like brand new again! True and straight. And I have Joe to thank for that.
So if you’re looking for a top notch shop to quickly and professionally spin a set of rotors for you, I definitely recommend Joe at VW Paradise: 1510 Grand Avenue in San Marcos (760-744-9038).