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I removed the front tires on my 2003 Dakota to check the brake pads. I still have 10 mm. of pads left but I noticed some scoring on my right front rotor. What caused this scoring? How can I prevent this from occurring in the future? I thought scoring was caused when the pads have worn thin and the metal backing scratches the rotor. The left front rotor is fine! Please explain and advise! I plan to either purchase a new rotor or have the present one turned. Thanks.
 

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now many miles on the Dak?? the factory rotors are crap and if ya need to replace them better off with a SSBC kit and Hawk pads.

factory rotors more often than not cannot be turned as they would b to thin after turning. if ya got anywhere near 50K, new pads and rotors are your best option.

cant help ya on the scoring.
 

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scoring is common. both my rotors had scoring. This is caused by debris that gets embedded in the pads. Normally both rotors have some scoring. It sounds like you had more debris that got lodged in one pad vs the other.
 

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