Originally Posted by CivicN3wb
The main reason I was thinking of replacing them is that when I brake over about 30 MPH the steering wheel shakes quite a bit.
Will autoparts stores, like AAP, resurface rotors? I take it from your comments that that would be cheaper than buying new rotors?
You have warped rotors, or there were rust spots where the pads set while it was parked for an extended period (lot rot).
Many places machine them here, it is cheap if you carry them in.
The Zone and a few others do it here.... but......Parts store flunkies, I might not let do it.
Almost any automotive machine shop should be able to do it.
Call and ask first. Gas ain't cheap.
Rust buildup can make them effectively warped too. Grind all of the rust out from the mounting surfaces on the back of the rotor hat AND the hub
before machining and before remounting.
Bolting a nice, flat, freshly resurfaced rotor onto a lumpy surface is not going to give you smooth braking action.
I have seen aftermarket rotors warped right out of the box. It happens.
AM may be even lighter duty than the originals.
Weigh the AM units and compare to originals. Mass is your friend.