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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-26-2003, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Moron brake help quick!

OK, I'm trying to put these damn new rotors on. I see i've gotta take the caliper off, but how? The big bolts, or the Torx crap?

Either way, those sonsa*****es are on tight. Don't tell me they're reverse threaded.
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The torx ones will take off the calipers themselves, but leave the brackets behind.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-26-2003, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Will the brackets be in the way of the rotor for removal? It looks like they will be...
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-26-2003, 01:45 PM
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Will the brackets be in the way of the rotor for removal? It looks like they will be...
As far as I know they will be.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-26-2003, 02:01 PM
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yes and yes, the torx need to come out to remove the caliper and the other 2 need to come out to remove the brackets so you can get the rotors off,
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-26-2003, 02:23 PM
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I beg to differ. All you need to do is take off the hex bolts and remove the caliper and bracket as one unit. It isn't necesary to remove the torx if you aren't replacing the calipers

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true, i figured hes changing pads too.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-26-2003, 03:07 PM
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welll when changing rotors, its recommended to change the pads as well

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-27-2003, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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yeah, well, I can't afford pads at this time :/

I'm broke, and I'm sick of the shaking from bent as hell rotors

Oh, BTW, after breaking 2 ratchets on the bolts, my parents decided to give in and pay a mechanic to do it :/
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