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Old 05-20-2011, 01:48 PM
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rotor headache

So im changing my rotors and pads and and get my calipers and im thinkin to my self... well at least ill be done fast now since the rotors are simple to change. Well...... The stupid screws that hold the rotors on were fused in and stripped like lead. bastards. I even tried to reverse drill them out and it broke the bit. BS. Do i even need to screw my new rotors back on since basically every other car doesnt have this gay rotor screw set up.
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:00 PM
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Re: rotor headache

nope you don't even need the screws. i just drilled mine out the first time i did my rotors, and never looked back.
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:42 PM
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Re: rotor headache

Yup, if they broke forget about them, only reason they are there is to hold them on the hub on the assembly line lol. Many people will argue to put them back in but it is bs.
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if it's knocking, don't answer it. it's prolly nothing but bad news bears.
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Re: rotor headache

Ahhhh thank god! Ive been procrasinating ever since cause I really didnt want to rethread the holes. Hahaha. In my manual it was like.. "for the honda accord just unbolt the rotors with the 2 rotor bolts" and for the prelude it was like "now just unscrew the screws holding on the rotors" and im thinking to myself WTF why would they use screws! Thants just shotty engineering.
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Re: rotor headache

yea they are useless everyone drills them out
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Re: rotor headache

i just did my rotors and brakes and threw mine out. what will now hold this in place is the wheel and lugs. No worries man. your good.
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Re: rotor headache

I used an impact gun to unscrew mine, i put them back though, hope they're not as hard to get off 2nd time around.
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Re: rotor headache

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I used an impact gun to unscrew mine, i put them back though, hope they're not as hard to get off 2nd time around.
An impact gun? Very dangerous to stripping them lol. Best tool to use is an impact driver, but yea after you get them out once and put them back in they should not be hard to take back out.
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Used what I had lol
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Re: rotor headache

hmm good to know getting ready to do my brakes and rotors when i get back to the states..along with a lot of other work.
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