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Old 08-31-2007
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I agree that turning the rotors is best when replacing the pads. The turning will true up the rotors and remove the grooves if they are bad. But if the rotos are straight and the grooves aren't too bad, I give the rotors a good sanding with emery cloth. I measure the runout and thickness just to check. If they are reasonably straight, the emery cloth will remove the glaze and the new pads will wear-in just fine.
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The front rotors for are 2wd coilspring trucks are about $60 a piece from autozone. The reason they are so expensive is because they have the hub built into the rotor unlike the 4wd's so thats why 4x4's and edges rotors are cheaper. Also if your going to change your front rotors might as well buy wheel bearings why your at it and pack em since you have to take them out when u take the front rotors off. Dont forget the seal to if you do it.
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Also if your going to change your front rotors might as well buy wheel bearings why your at it and pack em since you have to take them out when u take the front rotors off. Dont forget the seal to if you do it.
that right there is some good advice......and since wheel bearings are only about $5-$10 a piece, it isn't that expensive....
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that right there is some good advice......and since wheel bearings are only about $5-$10 a piece, it isn't that expensive....
Well, there's something we can all agree on.

I apologize to all for yesterday...we all have our different ways of doing things, and we all think that they are right. I apparently sat on a corn cob before getting on the interweb, then I proceeded to take it out on people who didn't deserve it. I'm sorry (especially to you lifted 97).

p.s. I still think it's a waste of time, $$, and metal to turn rotors every time you change brake pads
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notta problem.....we all have our bad days...
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Old 09-07-2007
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Out of curiosity, before I attempt to pull my rotors and "stuff" apart, what tools will I need to do all this ? Do the wheel bearings come assembled and I just need to grease them, or do I have to assemble the bearing? It's probably easy but I'm scared lol.
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