(Photos by Jay Spinella) – Admittedly, when I got these photos from Jay Spinella on Saturday, I had imbibed a few adult beverages, so you’ll understand when I was wondering what in the Hell he would send me photos of a weird saw blade. Then I figured out it was the remains of a 100% annihilated brake rotor and this got a lot more entertaining. This horrifically abused component came off of a Saab 9-5 and the driver complained of “noisy brakes”. Can you freaking imagine what this sounded like?! Hello?
Jay said that he and his brother Tom were thinking of ways to chuck this thing into a saw and cut plywood with it. I have seen rotors worn right through their faces and into the cooling ribs but we’ve never seen one worn all the way through the ribs and even through most of the backing!
If you want a clean example of why some people are not supposed to own cars, this is it. This Saab had to have been a disaster to drive under hard braking and there has clearly been a problem for a long…loooooong time. I wonder how many of the cars on the road today are rolling around on brakes that look like this. INSANE!