(MARRS-RX7) Rotor question

johnnythegreek58 johnnythegreek58
Tue Mar 17 21:13:20 CET 2015


Yes the harbour freight and tool bearing kit is worth its weight in gold.
On Mar 17, 2015 2:09 PM, "John Maslin via Spec7" <spec7 at specrx7.com> wrote:

> Matt is right on all points.  I finally got the Harbor Freight press kit.
> Until then I used old races to hammer the good races in.  It worked but was
> harder.
>
> On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 7:55 AM, Matthew Stutt via Spec7 <
> spec7 at specrx7.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> For what it's worth, I never ruined a bearing race during installation or
>> removal.  For the install I used a Harbor Freight aluminum bearing race
>> press tool
>> <http://www.harborfreight.com/10-piece-bearing-race-and-seal-driver-set-95853.html>.
>> For removal I used a very large punch.  Bearings aren't what I would call
>> cheap, especially given how often rotors need to be replaced, so I would
>> recommend at least trying to remove them from your old rotors.  Worst case
>> you lose 10 minutes of your time.
>>
>> Great point about carrying loaded spare rotors.  You will need them.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 3/16/15 10:42 PM, johnnythegreek58 via Spec7 wrote:
>>
>> I would buy new bearings. Chances are they will get damaged on removal.
>> That way you start off fresh if your not sure of there condition or can
>> see signs of wear.
>>
>> Also bring AT LEAST one full set of front brake rotor bearings incase you
>> crack a rotor while racing and need to replace. Its a pretty easy fix and
>> common issue.
>>
>> Johnny The Greek #27
>> On Mar 16, 2015 9:26 PM, "John Maslin via Spec7" <spec7 at specrx7.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>  The front rotor and hub are one assembly, not separate, which means
>>> you have to remove the bearing and race from your old hub to repack and
>>> reinstall in the new hub, or replace them.  Many of us use Brembos as a
>>> higher quality choice.  Make sure you get the one for 12a cars.  The 84-85
>>> 13b optioned cars have different brakes.  To remove the bottom caliper
>>> bracket bolt, use a 14mm box wrench and wedge in a screwdriver against
>>> it to maintain leverage.  You may not need the screwdriver if you have a
>>> thin offset box wrench.
>>> John
>>>
>>> On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 7:34 PM, Michael Root via Spec7 <
>>> spec7 at specrx7.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> When replacing the front rotors & pads do I need just new rotors or do
>>>> I need the "rotor and hub assembly"? I would assume just the rotors, but I
>>>> haven't done this job yet and I'm usually wrong about parts...
>>>>
>>>>  --
>>>>  v/r
>>>> Michael J. Root, PMP
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