2011 Caravan: Brake pad and rotor recommendations
I can feel one of the rotors on my 11 Caravan is warped. Not sure if it's something I do, but my old 95 Intrepid would have frequent rotor warping problems. I always attributed this to the rotors in that particular model being too small for the weight of the vehicle. With that car I would get NAPA rotors with a lifetime replacement. Then just swap them out when they would warp, and to my recollection it was usually the front disks that would warp.
Not sure if warping rotors is a common Chrysler issue or I'm just supremely lucky. But I need to resolve this issue. I have a few questions.
1) Is there an easy way to determine which rotor is warping?
2) Any rotor recommendations? If the stock dodge rotors are not up to task is there a brand of rotor that will eliminate this headache?
2a) Has anyone replaced their rotors with NAPA lifetime guaranteed rotors? What's your take?
3) I bought the car with 20k or so miles on it. The front pads don't dust much at all, where the rear pads dust like crazy. I've noticed a few other Caravans around with similar rear dusting issues. Were my front pads replaced with lower dusting ones? Does Dodge use a different compound on the front and the rear?
3a) If I were to replace front and rear with a solid pad, that is low dusting, that will avoid any rotor war page and give me good stopping power, what would you recommend?
Last edited by Buschman007; 08-06-2012 at 06:45 PM.