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VS non ABS Front Brake rotor removal

Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by Patrio7, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. Patrio7

    Patrio7 3Y3 K4N 5P33K 1337.

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    well i've replaced my rear rotors, put in new pads im up to the front rotors and after a little effort i freed it of its caliper but the rotor isnt coming off

    i havent tried adding a little CRC to see if that works but i dont have a gregorys manual on hand to see if there is more to it than just trying to whack it off so to speak. my new rotors have three holes most likely for a retaining screw of some sort but my old ones show no sign of being held on other than the fact they are on prety hard.

    i've been lurking here and there and there is some removal guides but i havent found anything specific.... please help!

    :bow:
     
  2. Patrio7

    Patrio7 3Y3 K4N 5P33K 1337.

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    scrap that, according to DBA's guide on upgraded rotors it just need to hit it harder lmao

    gotta love google i should of stopped though there first.
     
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    could you let me know how you go as i'll be doing this very soon to my front rotors. What were the DBA rotors you bought?

    Cheers
     
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    Smitty Well-Known Member

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    Yep

    use a BIGGER smoter.... I have had to use 4lb engineers
    hammers ..coz of the rust and heat! sorta welds 'em on you see :bang:
    can't use the old front rotors again...but
    after the 4lb treatment :thumbsup:
     
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    Patrio7 3Y3 K4N 5P33K 1337.

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    heh a little wd40 and some elbow grease and theyre of and on, my dad took my car to bed the brakes in but other than that i just have to cruise for a week and they'll be all good :)

    -edit-

    >.< i didnt get to the point, ummm no idea what the part # was, basicly it was a dba set of equivilent replacements, cbf upgrading atm.
     
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    Don't go bashing them too hard with the sledgehammer - VS wheel bearings cost $400 per side plus labour!
     
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    Patrio7 3Y3 K4N 5P33K 1337.

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    good thing my dads a mechanic by trade ^_^

    but no, all done now, all good. in a way i should of taken step by step pics but my issue was patchy rain and garage is more of a patio (1meter gap ) so i got rained on
     
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    Are you serious $400 for one wheel bearing??? I don't/can't believe that... If I were to buy a wheel bearing and put it in myself it would cost $400 for one side.. :ranting:
     
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    The hub & wheel bearing are one piece. If you are replacing a hub with ABS it costs a hell of a lot more. The last price I got for a hub for non ABS was $360.
     
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    So your saying a non ABS hub will be around the mid $300 mark. that sounds more like it, I'm glad I don't have ABS!
     
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    TheForgotten only human......

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    can't be. VR and VS have the same hub for ABS and non ABS, and they only cost me 280 a side
     
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    I got quoted $400 for a single hub for my VS with ABS from Holden. With ABS, the hubs are different for the left and right hand side AND also different if you have IRS/solid rear end. That means there are 3 different VS hubs! The ABS hubs have the electronics in the hub which is why they are dearer.
     
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    yeah I meant the ABS hubs are same for vr/vs, and the non abs are same. didn't know rear axle affected front brake hubs:confused:
     

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