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Removing Rotors

I wanna know how to remove the rotors. what all do I have undo to get them off. I'm replacing them with new slot/drilled rotors
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Please do a search on this. I have answered this at least twice in its entirety.
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I just did it yesterday.

You need a 14 mm and a 15 mm socket.

Remove the wheel
There are 2 bolts on the inside of the brake that remove the caliper. (size 14)
Then slide the pads out
Then there are 2 more bolts that hold the caliper mounting bracket on (size 15)
take the bracket out and you should be good to pull the rotor off.


Just make sure not to hang the caliper by the brake line..zip tie it to the upper a-arm or something.
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or you can search...lol
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I just did it yesterday.

You need a 14 mm and a 15 mm socket.

Remove the wheel
There are 2 bolts on the inside of the brake that remove the caliper. (size 14)
Then slide the pads out
Then there are 2 more bolts that hold the caliper mounting bracket on (size 15)
take the bracket out and you should be good to pull the rotor off.


Just make sure not to hang the caliper by the brake line..zip tie it to the upper a-arm or something.
mine you have to
-get the caliper clips off(not bolts)
-get the bearing covers off
-uncauter pins and take bolt off
-slide rotors off

my rotors are whole (wheel bolts on to them) are yours like that?
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mine you have to
-get the caliper clips off(not bolts)
-get the bearing covers off
-uncauter pins and take bolt off
-slide rotors off

my rotors are whole (wheel bolts on to them) are yours like that?
no, mine are bolts, and i dont have to take the bearing cover off.
Dont really have bearing covers, just the center cap from my wheels covers it.

here is what it looks like taken apart

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wow yours is sooo much easier to work on, mine takes about and hour to do thats only aout 15 min
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ya, i took them off yesterday just to clean, because it was so easy.
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holy hell even.. u need to put sum grease where the bearing cover is
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The difference is because of the 2wd, vs 4wd.

2wd has hubs that ride on bearings, hence the grease behind the dust cap

4wd has axles that seal inside the houseing, hence no grease on the outside

4wd are easier to replace the rotors, but MUCH harder to mess with if you need to change a bearing or axle. 2wd is a dirty job because of the grease, but once you do them a couple of times, it should be pretty quick and easy.

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oooh i gotcha.. didnt kno that ... thanks.. i do mine fast after jackin it up 10mins tops.. ooo
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mine you have to
-get the caliper clips off(not bolts)
-get the bearing covers off
-uncauter pins and take bolt off
-slide rotors off

my rotors are whole (wheel bolts on to them) are yours like that?
yes what you expained is for the I-beam trucks he has a IFS truck completely different animal plus his is 4x4 making it even more different.

btw i can take off the caliper, rotor and repack the bearings and reassemble in about 15 min a side...our trucks are easy as all hell...
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Oh Snap!!!!
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It's easy if you have 4wd. 2wd has a little bit more involved: Bearings, seals, grease.
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