I've got a 2013 WRX with the original OEM pads still on, and it just turned 50k miles.
There's a bit of shudder going on after the brakes get heated up coming down a long mountain road, or a few laps into some HPDE driving. This is a new thing. When they cool back down everything is fine. No shudder and the car stops as good as ever.
A few weeks ago the dealer did an inspection of the car during servicing, and they gave the brakes a green light all the way around. I've read a lot of other posts, and I am still not sure where my issue falls into line.
My understanding is that if the rotors are warped, they're always going to give a shuddering in the steering wheel. But if the issue is material buildup on the rotor and the shudder goes away, it has nothing to do with the rotor. If a rotor needs to be turned, can it cause the brake material to build up and cause the temporary shudder?
I eventually want to get the Hawk HPS pads, but don't want to jump the gun if a simple resurfacing fixes the issue.
Thanks everyone, lots of great info on the site.