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anyone have warped rotors or brake vibration...on aftermarket wheels

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by yearofthedragon, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. yearofthedragon

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    for those with aftermarket wheels, has anyone had to go back to Tesla to replace warped rotors? :crying:
     
  2. TylerCA

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    Aftermarket wheels should not warp the rotors. Take it to see what they say.
     
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    No problems for me...
     
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    r u sure your wheels are not just out of balance? With the regen I can't see heating the rotors up that much to cause it to warp
     
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    My brakes pulse when I use them. In my case it was probably pad deposits from the parking brake after a lapping session.

    For those suggesting it's a lack of hubcentric ring or the wheels themselves, they would vibrate all the time vs. vibrating when the brakes are used...
     
  8. mmalacho

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    VIBRATION WHILE BRAKING (IFORGED 21" wheels)


    Guys,

    I had 1000 babied miles on my Model S without any hard braking when I installed my 21" iforged wheels. They were machine for my make and model in mind. I am having the same trouble with vibration while braking starting the day my wheels were installed. I was told they were correctly balanced before install and do not vibrate while driving. Anyone else have any input??? Do I need these "hub-centric rings" ? If so does anyone know what size?

    Thanks in advance guys!
     
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    having the same problem here... any thoughts?
     
  10. mmncparker

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    I’ve had warped rotors replaced 4 times in the last 18 months. Tesla just did safety inspection and they believe the powered coated wheels are the culprit. They apparently coated the inside of the wheel which is causing the back pad not to align properly. Also there is funk in the mug but threads which they said could cause it to no properly torque. They suggested putting factory tires on and replacing the rotors again to see if that is the solution.
     
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    Wow...auto correct sucks.
    Powder coated wheels
    Gunk in the lug nut threads
     
  12. usa9910

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    okay, i am removing the powder coat paint off the inside of the rims (the inside part of the rim where it sits on the brake rotor)...
     
  13. Phamrn

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    I’m having the same problem. Did you remove the inside powder coating and if so, did it help?
     
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    Yes I got the powder coat removed from a paint shop that specializes in this kind of stuff. So far so good I've driven 5K kilometers
     
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    I agree with KeniticFlow - there is no such thing as warped rotors. This has happened to me on another car several years ago. The solution (for me) was to do some high-speed hard braking to smooth out the rotors.
     
  16. SSedan

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    I will agree rotors rarely if ever warp, usually pad deposits.
    That said the pads can bind in the caliper causing uneven application which can screw up rotors.
    In the WI climate I was told to remove and lube the pads where they contact the caliper on an annual basis. Of course I wasn't told this till a set of rotors was toast..........

    As with so many things here people greatly overstate simplicity and longevity. Everyone with 30k on their car will tell you the brakes last 150k but too few will mention any annual maintenance on them. My car was well cared for, including 4 year service 10months before the brakes went to crap at half the 150k people claim they last.
     

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