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Old 04-14-2014, 12:00 AM   #1
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Rear Rotor Question - HELP!!!

Hey Everyone! So, I am trying to install new extended lug studs so I can run my 20mm spacers. I am only installing these in the rear.

So, I unhooked my ebrake, removed the rear caliper, and I go to remove the rear rotor and it will not budge. If I'm not to be mistaken, these are a floating rotor, correct? I tried hitting it with a rubber mallet, but still no movement. I cannot see any reason as to why it will not come off. Am I missing something? Or is it just really stuck on there. Any help you guys can give me would be absolutely great! Thanks guys!!


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Old 04-14-2014, 08:15 AM   #2
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Hit the rotor face in the area between the studs with a metal hammer with good enough aim that you don't hit the studs, and with a contact that evenly strikes the face of the hammer against the rotor to spread out the impact area. Don't hit the wear surface of the rotor with the metal hammer. You can spray the area between the rotor and hub, and area between the rotor and studs with a good penetrating fluid prior to whacking it if it is bad (and clean the penetrating fluid off with brake clean prior to re-installing). A good practice is to clean the hub face and inside face of the rotor prior to re-assembly, and use a thin skim of anti-seize on both surfaces to prevent this from happening on the next round.
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Off topic,but what spacers did you go with? all the 20mm i've seen are bolt on where you dont have to replace the stud.
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Off topic,but what spacers did you go with? all the 20mm i've seen are bolt on where you dont have to replace the stud.
That's impossible you can't run more than 5 mm spacers without getting extended studs. Please do not attempt to either as serious harm will follow
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That's impossible you can't run more than 5 mm spacers without getting extended studs. Please do not attempt to either as serious harm will follow
he's talking about a bolt on spacer.
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That doesn't look very safe either...The original studs are past the hub
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That's impossible you can't run more than 5 mm spacers without getting extended studs. Please do not attempt to either as serious harm will follow
check it. No need for a extended stud. it's built into the spacer. relax.

http://www.fswerks.com/collections/f...cer-5x108-20mm

http://www.fswerks.com/collections/f...cer-5x108-25mm
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Many people on here have been running spacers with no issues at all.
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check it. No need for a extended stud. it's built into the spacer. relax.

http://www.fswerks.com/collections/f...cer-5x108-20mm

http://www.fswerks.com/collections/f...cer-5x108-25mm
hmmmm.... interesting though.
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That doesn't look very safe either...The original studs are past the hub
many wheels have voids on the hub face where those original studs that stick out will fit without contacting anything.
for my wheels, i even had to add the slightest additional divet because my spacers were only 15mm thick. and i used low profile nuts
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