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Rotor Replacement Question

The 2006 Avalon front rotor replacement procedure calls for checking the runout of the new rotor and selecting the installation position where the front disc has the minimum runout. I do not own a dial indicator yet. I am I just asking for trouble if I install the new rotor without checking the runout?
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As long as you clean the hubs, most name brand rotors are good enough quality where you won't have to worry about it. Since you didn't mention the rotor brand, buy the dial indicator and hub resurfacing tools.

https://www.harborfreight.com/clampi...tor-63656.html

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I usually use Centric rotors or rotors from NAPA. This is the first time I have done brakes on this car. What brand rotor do you recommend?
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When I did my 05 Avalon a couple years ago, called Centric to see what they recommended. Tech support asked if I raced or tracked the car. Since we agreed racing an Avalon would be madness, they said their standard rotor would be fine.

I bought my Centrics from Amazon, but Rock Auto also very good prices, either one beat NAPA/AutoZone/Advance, at least at the time.

As far as runout - I've never checked new rotors for runout, nor have I ever seen any shop check new rotors. Shrug
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Since we agreed racing an Avalon would be madness, they said their standard rotor would be fine.

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As far as runout - I've never checked new rotors for runout, nor have I ever seen any shop check new rotors. Shrug
Yup, I've never seen this either, and was 3 years at a Nissan/Subaru dealership.

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I recommend Bosch, Fremax, Raybestos, EBC, and Wagner rotors. I recommend solid blanks and nothing drilled or slotted. I recommend that the rotors have some type of rust preventing coating. And, if a brand has good/better/best selections, I only recommend best. OE rotors aren't too shabby. I don't recommend OE pads.

Some pads and rotors that I've used or installed are here:
https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/3...l#post14014220

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OK.. My 07 Lexus uses the very same brake setup as the 08-13 Avalon. I managed to (slightly) warp the front rotors a month or so ago. Will put on new rotors, since milling them down, just makes them easier to warp in the future.
Guess I already know the answer, but, still:
Current pads are only 12,000 miles old, minimal wear - New pads & rotors, or, new rotors only?
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OK.. My 07 Lexus uses the very same brake setup as the 08-13 Avalon. I managed to (slightly) warp the front rotors a month or so ago. Will put on new rotors, since milling them down, just makes them easier to warp in the future.
Guess I already know the answer, but, still:
Current pads are only 12,000 miles old, minimal wear - New pads & rotors, or, new rotors only?
Penny wise, Pound foolish ?
New pads and rotors and use better pads

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Better pads.... But you don't know what's on there now. Right now trying to decide on whether to use Raybestos ceramic/metallics or Akebono ACT.

Which pads do you favor?
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