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DIY: Front Stud replacement/ Spacer install

Originally Posted by batman_4 gotcha Any experience w/an impact gun? I'll probably tackle it later today....but have never used one. They self explanatory? you need a compressed air source to

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Old 03-29-2010, 06:58 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Any experience w/an impact gun? I'll probably tackle it later today....but have never used one. They self explanatory?
you need a compressed air source to run one, other than that, its fairly self explanatory.
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Just installed my front H&R 15mms this afternoon. Talk about easy!

You DEFINITELY want to have an impact gun handy. If you don't have one and don't want to go the air compressor route, just get an electric one. I have a Kobalt 1/2" electric and it does a great job.

Going to do the rears later in the week.

Many thanks for the DIY, Steve!
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Another great DIY write-up which I'll be referencing real soon. +1 rep to you sir.
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Good DIY.

Anyone know what the stock stud length is? I want to add a little length to mine but not so much that I have to run open ended lugs for every configuration.
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I'm trying to install spacers by myself right now. Got the front caliper off and aside...that hard line restricts movement doesn't it? likely bent a bit when I set the caliper aside. Having some problem "encouraging the disc loose with a mallet". I'm hammering it from the back side but maybe not hard enough. Anyway, I have a question, I test fitted the 15 mm H&R spacer and the small bolt had to come off...I can't put that back on with the spacer in place b/c it doesn't match the spacer's holes...will that be OK?
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I'm trying to install spacers by myself right now. Got the front caliper off and aside...that hard line restricts movement doesn't it? likely bent a bit when I set the caliper aside. Having some problem "encouraging the disc loose with a mallet". I'm hammering it from the back side but maybe not hard enough. Anyway, I have a question, I test fitted the 15 mm H&R spacer and the small bolt had to come off...I can't put that back on with the spacer in place b/c it doesn't match the spacer's holes...will that be OK?
The small bolt is just there so you won't accidentally mount a rear wheel on the front hub. You can remove and iscard. No problem..
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Having some problem "encouraging the disc loose with a mallet". I'm hammering it from the back side but maybe not hard enough.
Just hit it from the front, good hard whacks near the edge of the rotor.
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Thanks guys. Hit it on the front...ok I'll try that.
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WD-40 around the studs and if need be take a torch to it. The torch was the only thing that worked for my Sunny Cali no rain rotors.....geez how did they rust? Too much washing of the wheels?
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Actually, a few hard hits on the front side as ChrisSlicks suggested worked well. Front ones done...now onto the rears.
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modshack- given the little hole behind the brake rotor cover, shouldn't you be able to punch out the studs without removing the caliper?
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modshack- given the little hole behind the brake rotor cover, shouldn't you be able to punch out the studs without removing the caliper?
Calipers kinda in the way....Besides you have to take that off to remove the rotor..(corrected from original response)
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If you do not remove the brake rotor, you will not be able to verify a good seat of the new studs. Plus you may damage the rotor while tightening individual studs in... Therefore, removing the caliper is necessary in order to remove the rotor too.

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Calipers kinda in the way....Besides you have to take that off to remove the rotor..(corrected from original response)
ahh, ok. thanks.
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