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Everytime I Do Fc Brakes

Old 03-26-2005, 07:02 PM
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I swear to got I wanna shoot the **********er that designed that setup, the two phillips screws holding the rotor on is a god damn joke.... so after a days worth of fun, i need those two screws and a new hub. Why the hell aren't they just held on with the lug nuts like every other rotor known too man.



Unless I just cut one fo the screws out of the system I am fucked because the one is snapped off and I cant even drill it out (ez snapped too).



Soo anyone got a 5 lug front hub?
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Old 03-26-2005, 07:07 PM
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same thing happened to me............wound up replacing everything. hubs bearings rotors pads.......lol



nissan has a threaded hole put in a 10mm bolt crank it down pops the rotor off
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Old 03-26-2005, 07:09 PM
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Yea I am going to be doing the same on the right side, just need to find someone with a used 5 lug hub!
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Old 03-26-2005, 07:12 PM
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old man banzai?
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Old 03-26-2005, 07:32 PM
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I pm'd him, i found on ebay with a pair too, sent him a message.
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Old 03-26-2005, 07:50 PM
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The thing that annoys me the most is it makes no sense why they are there in the first place, I can't think of any car where the rotor isn't just held on by the lug nuts....
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Old 03-26-2005, 08:13 PM
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[quote name='phinsup' date='Mar 26 2005, 05:49 PM']The thing that annoys me the most is it makes no sense why they are there in the first place, I can't think of any car where the rotor isn't just held on by the lug nuts....

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They are used during assembly at the factory to stabilize the rotors. They are of soft material, but a manual impact phillips (one you strike with a hammer) works well. If you can't get them out, just drill the heads off and remove the rotors. You may be able to get them out with vise grips. As they are not needed leave them out if they are destroyed.
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in cars with "loose" rotors its very common to come dirt between the rotor and hub, thus resulting in vibrations...
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Old 03-26-2005, 08:33 PM
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A dead-blow imact driver with a #4 philips head will pop those screws right out, although i'm don't know why the rotors would need to come off to do a brake job.
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[quote name='Turbonut' date='Mar 26 2005, 09:13 PM']They are used during assembly at the factory to stabilize the rotors. They are of soft material, but a manual impact phillips (one you strike with a hammer) works well. If you can't get them out, just drill the heads off and remove the rotors. You may be able to get them out with vise grips. As they are not needed leave them out if they are destroyed.

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Awesome, had just got done having that convo with my dad the only reason we could see them there was to hold the rotor on on the assemby line before the caliper was installed.



Appreciate it
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