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I turned mine when I did the rear brakes and they were still above min thickness after turning. I also cleaned up the parking brake surface. No warping and they feel great.

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116k is a long time for brakes. You might want to have the brake system checked to see if the rears are even working.
Brakes are one area you don't want to economize on.
I've got almost 80k on my factory fronts on my '16 Corolla.
Pretty sure they're working
Rear brakes on my Tacoma and Tundra had life left at 140k, I had to talk the dealer into changing them.
It's all about driving conditions and habits.
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Using ceramic pads and good rotors is good. Never stop on hot brakes, let ir roll a bit or they will warp.

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At that mileage I wouldn't even consider turning them. New ones are so cheap these days it's not even worth the effort.

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I don't know how long the rotors were on our rav, but they didn't look good before turning. The rear brakes were barely doing anything and the rotors were all rusty. It has 275,000 and some change on it right now.

FYI, a new pair of brakes should be turned before installing anyway. Most factory rotors are surface milled, not turned. I have had brakes that were beyond the ability to turn right out of the box. The drums on my truck were horrible, and they were the best ones on the shelf. We turned them to the limit and there were still low spots that the cutter didn't touch.

Turning brakes is cheap and easy. You only have to take enough to clean them up. I like to have both sides match when I'm done, so I'll turn the thicker one to match the thinner one, just to keep equal performance on both sides.

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I don't know how long the rotors were on our rav, but they didn't look good before turning. The rear brakes were barely doing anything and the rotors were all rusty. It has 275,000 and some change on it right now.
FYI, a new pair of brakes should be turned before installing anyway. Most factory rotors are surface milled, not turned. I have had brakes that were beyond the ability to turn right out of the box. The drums on my truck were horrible, and they were the best ones on the shelf. We turned them to the limit and there were still low spots that the cutter didn't touch.
Turning brakes is cheap and easy. You only have to take enough to clean them up. I like to have both sides match when I'm done, so I'll turn the thicker one to match the thinner one, just to keep equal performance on both sides.
I have always bought good quality brakes and rotors in my lifetime and have never had a problem with anything out of the box. If I had to turn drums or rotors out of the box because they were in "horrible" condition, they'd be going right back to where I bought them, perhaps without even opening their front door!
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I have always bought good quality brakes and rotors in my lifetime and have never had a problem with anything out of the box. If I had to turn drums or rotors out of the box because they were in "horrible" condition, they'd be going right back to where I bought them, perhaps without even opening their front door!
Ditto.
The only time I've had issues where it seemed that turning a new rotor would solve a problem, it was because of rust or some other issue on the mounting surface so it did not sit squarely.
That's why you check runout any time the rotors are exposed.

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