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Discs, Rotors, and Hardware for Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue is a crossover SUV, and this vehicle is often used on a variety of road conditions, including pavement and off-road driving. Having the proper set of discs and rotors on your Nissan is important, and these brake components come in a variety of types and styles, ensuring that you will be able to find the perfect setup for your driving needs.

What types of rotors can you use?
  • Economy: Economy rotors are one of the most budget-friendly options, and these products are often composed of recycled steel and are generally quite thick.
  • Premium: Premium discs are composed of high-quality steel, and these rotors are designed to fit the specifications of the original parts to ensure proper cooling and optimal braking effectiveness.
  • Slotted: Slotted rotors have angled grooves carved into the metal, which allow for increased airflow. This allows for more heat dispersal, and the grooves also help to disperse water, dirt, and salt that is kicked up from the road. These slots are designed to be installed on a specific side of the car to maximize airflow and can be useful if you tend to drive your Nissan Rogue on dirt roads.
  • Cross-drilled: Cross-drilled discs contain holes that run through the disc, which helps to decrease the heat generated when you hit the brakes. These rotors provide an increased product life because the metal does not wear down as quickly.
  • Slotted and cross-drilled: Some rotors include both slots and drilled holes, and these models are highly effective at heat dispersal and at preventing road particles from sticking to the rotor. These rotors are also designed to fit a specific side of the Nissan Rogue SUV.
What materials are Nissan Rogue rotors composed of?

The rotors for your Rogue AWD vehicle can be composed of a variety of materials, and each of them has certain benefits.

  • Recycled steel: This is a cost-effective solution.
  • Gray iron: Gray iron is highly effective at dispersing heat, and this cast iron material has increased heat resistance, which helps to reduce wear and tear on your Nissans rotors.
  • Ceramic: Ceramic rotors weigh less than other materials, and these products are built for performance at a variety of speeds. These rotors can withstand a high amount of heat, and they are most commonly used for high-performance cars, but can be installed on any Rogue.
How do you replace the rotors on a Nissan?

First, remove the wheels from your Nissan to gain access to the braking mechanism. Unfasten the bolts or clips that hold the caliper in place and remove the calipers from the rotors. If needed, replace the pads on the caliper. Remove the rotor and ensure that the bearings in the tire are adequately greased. Place the new rotors onto the Nissan and reinstall the caliper, ensuring that it is fastened securely. Ensure the brake lines are clear of air, and then reattach the wheel onto the car.