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G`day all, got a DII rear brake question.

Does anyone know the min size for the rear rotors.

I dropped our DII in the LR stealer for a couple of warrenty items and whilst it was there I decided to get the 40K km service done at the same time, as we were going away for a couple of days.

I get a phone call whilst in our hotel, from the stealer, telling me all our brakes pads are knackered, front discs need scimming, and the rear rotors need replacing. He went on to tell me that they would only last another 1500kms. :angry:

Hmm sais I, a vehicle that is less than 2 years old, 39000 Kms on the clock, driven by 2 lady owners (and I know my wife drive it like an old lady). Requires a total brake job, not likely.

I told em to put it all back together, without replacing a thing, so I can check it out after we pick it up.

So I want to measure up the rear rotors look at the others and get back to em, and make an official complaint if they have indeed been trying to fleece me, which I think they probably have tried to.

Thanks.

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The discs on the D2s do wear out a lot quicker than the old Discoverys, I guess it is because the pads last much longer so must be of a harder material which eats the discs instead (wonderful design idea) - mine has about 30k miles on it and the discs are really quite worn, a very noticeable "lip" on them (outside the pad swept area) which would not have happened with the old models. To be honest, I have seen mixed results with skimming discs on a lathe and I wouldn't arse around with doing that, I'd just fit new ones especially if you are paying labour for somebody else to do it (not sure how big the job is on a D2 but it is not a five minute job on the older vehicles!)

By all means have a look to check, but it is not impossible that they are on their way out :( - I am afraid I don't know the min thickness but it is usually stamped on the disc somewhere on the old Discoverys, not sure about D2 though.

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Thanks mate, well if that is the case and it has stuffed a set of rotors already, then they can stick em up their &rse if they think I`m going to fit them again.

Got any suggestions for good aftermarket rotors and pads that will work well and last a decent amount of time.

Will have to have a scan thru some of the mags and see whats available.

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Thanks mate, well if that is the case and it has stuffed a set of rotors already, then they can stick em up their &rse if they think I`m going to fit them again.

Got any suggestions for good aftermarket rotors and pads that will work well and last a decent amount of time.

Will have to have a scan thru some of the mags and see whats available.

I did over 60k miles on both of my TD5s without a disc replacement (both manuals, not autos), so 35k seems very low. I replaced pads ay approx 45k.

Al

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When most garages replace brake pads, they will only fit them to perfect or very nearly perfect discs. If there is a bit of scoring or a lip developing, they will often insist that the discs are replaced at the same time. They are not necessarily after your money (though that may be a factor!).

They don't want any comebacks with regard to brakes, so want them to be perfect.

At home, most people who do their own servicing, will accept that a bit of scoring/wear on the discs is acceptable when fitting new pads. The new pads may take a little longer to bed in when fitting new pads to old discs and this is often unacceptable to a garage.

Regards,

Diff

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Diff your probably right mate, I had a quick look and they have a small lip, nothing to major though. I finally found my long lost RAVE discs as well, and found the min size for em, so will measure em up during the week.

After doing a bit more research the DBA slotted rotors seem to be the go, with a set of std pads, better braking and heaps longer life. I`ll probably look into a set if they need replacing, as we plan to hold onto the disco for a while, so its probably worth replacing em with something good..

Al, ours is an auto, so it might make a bit of difference. My 110 feels better under brakes than our disco, just a part of the fun of owning a slush box. They are nice in traffic though.

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My was done by an independant LR garage, not a main stealer, so they showed a bit more sense when valueing my custom, in not trying to sell me something I didnt really need. There may have been a small lip, but I never once found it short of stopping power.

I mentioned mine being manual, 'cause I know the auto's I've had in the past have eaten pads, as generally, the brake are the only way to slow it down (in normal use), so get more wear.

Al

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My was done by an independant LR garage, not a main stealer, so they showed a bit more sense when valueing my custom, in not trying to sell me something I didnt really need. There may have been a small lip, but I never once found it short of stopping power.

I mentioned mine being manual, 'cause I know the auto's I've had in the past have eaten pads, as generally, the brake are the only way to slow it down (in normal use), so get more wear.

Al

I can`t see us using the stealer again after the warrent is up either, but out here in Dubai we have limited specialist LR independants.

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After doing a bit more research the DBA slotted rotors seem to be the go, with a set of std pads, better braking and heaps longer life. I`ll probably look into a set if they need replacing, as we plan to hold onto the disco for a while, so its probably worth replacing em with something good..

Cols are those DBA ones generally available ie from UK suppliers? The brakes on my Discovery have never been that great and I wonder if they would make a difference...

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