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Hello,
I have Purchased a 05 Armada LE two weeks ago with all options except SAT. Traded in my 2002 Maxima for this and all I can say is this thing hauls a... I have on question though. How would I khnow if my car was build with the new brake/rotor kits. I asked my dealer and they don't have a clue. I will post pictures when I get home from work. Does anybody have pictures of the new brake/rotors that I can compare to?

Thanks in advance!
Maximakhanh
 

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It's not going to have the new parts I bet. There's a thread over at clubtitan with some pics of the new parts- there's a new beefier center section and the rotor is a bit thicker all around.
 

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HHmmm

Not sure which thread I read it from. It was my understanding that to correct the premature warping of the brake rotors from the earlier models of the Armada (04 and 05), Nissan decreased the size of the ventilation ducts sandwiched between the rotor surfaces. This made the disc surfaces thicker but kept the overall width of the rotor the same. Engineers discovered that the warping was caused by the rotor surface being too thin. It is somewhat the same effect when someone wears the rotors really thin and they wonder why the brakes still rattles even though they have already replaced their brake pads. Does that sound about right? :p
 

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As paspasero notes the vent is narrower on the new ones, and there is additional material around the spindle. The only way to really tell without photos is that the material on either side of the vent is the same thickness on the new ones. If the inner side and outer side of your front disks are different you have the old ones. The service dept. at any Nissan dealer has probably seen so many of these all they would need to do is pull the front tire and they could tell you without even looking up the part #'s.
The thread that was posted with pics is gone here, maybe still on ClubTitan.
 

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If you are having no problems then so far, so good. If you do, take it to the dealer and complain, they will replace them. I have an 06, but it seems that the 05s and o4s have the problems. There are many resources in the forums.

Good luck in the mean time and WELCOME!
 

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See attachment. Old rotor on left, new on right.
 

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Aloha and Welcome,

Hope you have the new rotor.
 
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