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Old 04-20-2009, 10:24 PM   #1
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Changing the discs (rotors)

Hi guys! I need to change my 2 front discs. Is it a simple remove and replace or is the wheel bearing something to consider?

Also what brand of disc do you guys suggest?

I'll be changing my front brakes with Hawk HPS pads and some semi-metallic shoes in the back.

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Are you looking to upgrade from your current disc brakes? You can go herehttp://focus.c-f-m.com/index.asp?Pag...S&Category=308 and hopefully you can find something there that you like. If you decide to get something on ebay be sure you read the feedback information on people as some of them are selling cheap imitations that will wear out seriously quick and aren't worth the money to spend on. Hawks are good pads but create a lot of dust. Hopefully this helps you out a bit. Oh and the rotor should come right off after you remove the caliper. If it is rusted on there just take a rubber mallet and tap around on the edges of it and it will break free.
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The caliper pins are 7mm allen, most people do not have that size and it is impossible to find in stores so make sure you do before you start.
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The caliper pins are 7mm allen, most people do not have that size and it is impossible to find in stores so make sure you do before you start.
not easy to find, but a checker auto, or advance sells them.

most people on here swear my centric blank rotors, i know some people that like power slot, and i just installed ebr sport rotors with hawk pads and i love the setup.
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Thanks for all the info! At least now I know I"ll need a 7mm Allen and that the disc shouldn't be a problem to replace.

You guys are lucky to live in the USA! In Canada, everything is so much more expensive and our sales taxes are pretty high.

I'll call a few parts stores to see if they have the brands mentioned above.

Most websites like the one mentioned above will ship via UPS, Fed Ex.. and I'll have to pay crazy brokerage fees!!

I don't think I'll opt for slotted because I want the pads to last!
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