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Thread: Can clover rotors be machined?

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    Default Can clover rotors be machined?

    Dose anyone know if there is anyone in Australia that can machine Audiís clover rotors ?
    I know a few guys that are confident in doing cross drilled rotors but no one has ever done the clover style




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    I wouldn't try it on the standard disc machining rig, it's rudimentary and made for the average brake mechanic to use, not a a fitter and turner tradesman. You'll get some unevenness as the tool steps down and up on the wave section. Go to a machine shop and get the discs surface ground. Easy job but will require a bit of setting up.
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    Was told by one guy he can do it but I donít like doing it cause they have to go very slow so they donít Fxxk the machine.

    Was thinking of just doing it my self on the car with disc sander

    Can anyone confirm what the minimum ware is for these rotors ? Last I remeber was 32mm?


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    Quote Originally Posted by TYR382 View Post
    Was told by one guy he can do it but I donít like doing it cause they have to go very slow so they donít Fxxk the machine.

    Was thinking of just doing it my self on the car with disc sander

    Can anyone confirm what the minimum ware is for these rotors ? Last I remeber was 32mm?


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    The minimum thickness should be stamped on the bell. I like a man who lives dangerously, don't forget to call me next time you need dental work, I have all different sized pliers and high speed burrs and I'm every bit as qualified as the disc sander operator. Feel free to do the disc sander thing but I'm amazed you'd put it out there for the whole forum to wonder at.
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    We had the front rotors of our C7 RS6 machined in Canberra. First attempt by a brake “specialist” left them out of balance, but we ended up having them done by a qualified fitter & turner and they were as good as new.

    There was still plenty of thickness on the rotors even after the 2 rounds of machining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TYR382 View Post
    Was told by one guy he can do it but I donít like doing it cause they have to go very slow so they donít Fxxk the machine.

    Was thinking of just doing it my self on the car with disc sander

    Can anyone confirm what the minimum ware is for these rotors ? Last I remeber was 32mm?


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    You're (rightly) worried about finding someone who can machine clover rotors.

    But you're prepared to attack them with a disc sander yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TYR382 View Post
    Was thinking of just doing it my self on the car with disc sander
    are you just removing glaze mate or are they out of true?

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    Bit of a lip on the edge. Down to 33mm still have a bit of meat in them.

    Whatís a good recommendation for pads?
    I wana go brembo but they donít have a set for the front for a RS5 even though the oem is brembo
    Can get the R8 pads but they have the sensor on both sides


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    Quote Originally Posted by TYR382 View Post
    Whatís a good recommendation for pads?
    not sure they will have them for your application mate or what your primary use of the car is but i rate the forza pads...

    https://brakesdirect.com.au/forza

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    Itís strange that brembo have a part number for the R8 and RS6 but not for the RS5 considering they are the same calliper?


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