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Old 06-21-2014, 04:03 PM   #1
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Installing rotors

So I just picked up these rotors for 150 .. And I was wondering how hard using to install em and what do I have to do
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Changing brake pads and/or rotors is very easy. I'd suggest you check out the numerous videos on YouTube. It's actually hard to mess it up.
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Ok good I'll look into it thanks for the advice
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Super easy... it takes longer to jack up the car and remove the wheels than it does to change the rotor.

2 bolts hold the caliper on, after thats off, the rotor just slides off the lugs.

Are you changing pads too?
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Super easy... it takes longer to jack up the car and remove the wheels than it does to change the rotor.

2 bolts hold the caliper on, after thats off, the rotor just slides off the lugs.

Are you changing pads too?

No I gottem changed less than 2 months ago
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You didnt link the rotors.

I just put these on the front of mine with matching ceramic pads.....works awesome.



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Than why are you changing rotors?
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You didnt link the rotors.

I just put these on the front of mine with matching ceramic pads.....works awesome.



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Than why are you changing rotors?

I have an oem rotor.. The ones I bought look better
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Most rotors come from the factory with a gooey glaze on them that needs to be cleaned off with brakes parts cleaner. However, performance rotors are often "ready to use"... check the label and item description to see if they need to be cleaned first
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Hmm. you are going to run into a slight problem then.

The old pads and calipers will have some wear, so the calipers wont slide over your new rotors as is.... You will have to remove the brake fluid canister cap and press the caliper pistons out to refit everything.
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Hmm. you are going to run into a slight problem then.

The old pads and calipers will have some wear, so the calipers wont slide over your new rotors as is.... You will have to remove the brake fluid canister cap and press the caliper pistons out to refit everything.
Which takes all of 2 seconds with a big pair of channel lock pliers.

Honestly the OEM style rotors work great and changing them out for some crazy drilled/slotted ones is a waste of $150 IMO and also you lose braking surface with the holes/slots in the rotor. I pay $30 a rotor on Rockauto for really good Raybestos ones and the car stops very well.

Just my $.02, take it for what its worth.
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