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It's more common to grind the surface of the rotors than replace them.

That used to be common.

Now, the name of the game is making everything as light as possible, including brake rotors. The extra metal needed to give the ability to re-surface the rotors translates into weight. Weight that has been trimmed.

It's not unusual in modern cars for the brake pads and rotors to be designed to wear out together.

--Peter <== who turned a few rotors back in the day, but finds it much faster (but, unfortunately, more expensive) to just replace the rotors with the pads nowadays.
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