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    good brake rotors?

    Well..i guess my discs are finally biting the dust..when im at a very creepy crawl, my car starts to "howl" at me...woo, woo, woo...lol...freaking rotors are warped and I need new ones...does anybody know some that are a good "bang for buck" type thing? im looking for something that will allow me for high speed and reliability of daily driving...

    maybe slotted and drilled?

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    Baer accellorotors slotted/drilled/nickle plated-around $300 for all 4.

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    i got raybestos, regular kind (oem replacement). had to really put them to the test on the autobahn a couple of times (140mph), no problems yet.

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    i just checked a catalogue, i have the mid grade raybestos, not the basic ones.

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    OKAY GUYS I NEED SOME HELP

    im trying to spraypaint my calipers...and uhh...im also changing the rotors...how in the HELL do i get the damn rotor off? I know i have to loosen 2 bolts on the back (where the caliper connects to the axle)..but how in the hell do I loosen them? these things are fuckin tighter than a 12 year old!

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    You may want to consider autozones duralast gold rotors. Ya theyre not as good as baers but they have a lifetime warranty, so if they warp just swap em for some new ones.

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    I have rotorpros cross drilled slotted with ss lines and motul 600 brake fluid.

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    well...went with some stockers...lol...and i figured out how to get the back calipers off...(man they were tight!!). Painted them..now going to wait some time before i put them back on...(to let them dry)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackhawk01 View Post
    OKAY GUYS I NEED SOME HELP

    im trying to spraypaint my calipers...and uhh...im also changing the rotors...how in the HELL do i get the damn rotor off? I know i have to loosen 2 bolts on the back (where the caliper connects to the axle)..but how in the hell do I loosen them? these things are fuckin tighter than a 12 year old!

    Youve got to use 2 wrenches to on each bolt to get them off, one on the end and one on the caliper where the bolt treads through, its hard to explain, but the bolt should come all the way out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler_LS1 View Post
    Youve got to use 2 wrenches to on each bolt to get them off, one on the end and one on the caliper where the bolt treads through, its hard to explain, but the bolt should come all the way out.
    he was taking them off the spindle. You just put a wrench on them and get a mallet and knock the piss out of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    he was taking them off the spindle. You just put a wrench on them and get a mallet and knock the piss out of them.
    +1 Sometimes they get rusted. Two of my rotors needed quite a few hits from a ball ping hammer before they would come off (make sure to hit the rotor cap and not the braking surface). Once you brake the rust bond they should slide right off if you have the caliber bracket already removed.

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    Okay..well im done..BUT...for the good news:

    My brakes and rotors went on and I also spraypainted the calipers to match the color of the car..hence, more blackness.





    Now the bad news...i need to know what this "thing" is called that is supposed to bolt my sway bar to my frame...the other side is on...now i dont know how in the hell this happend..i just found it..:



    is it called a pilot bushing or something of that nature?

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    ^^^^^^^ looks good

    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    he was taking them off the spindle. You just put a wrench on them and get a mallet and knock the piss out of them.
    my bad. i must have miss read it

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    thanks dude...do you know what that "thing" is called that i need to connect the sway bar to the frame?

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    Im pretty sure that is called a Sway bar end link.

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    thankyou sir

    hard to install, easy to install?

    torqued or snug?

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    yup, that's the end link. Very easy to install. I forget the specs and looked on the f-body torque sheet I stickied HERE and the only end link specs I could find said 17 ft lbs which sounds about right although they were listed under "engine" and again under "exhaust". That sounds about right though.

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    wow thankyou for that that is a freaking awesome site man

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    well I got the end link put on..but I installed it upside down (threads facing down) ...ohh well it shouldnt matter, its still riding on a bushing

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