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Old 11-09-2005, 05:14 PM   #1
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New wheel bearings and a strange finding

So my car is currently in getting a new front a rear wheel bearing(both passenger side), after i beat on them a bunch at my weekend at the track. Today the guy calls me up and tells me that my rear rotors are not the right size (i think he said they were too small) This struck me as odd. Esspecially becasue most of the service on the car has been done over the years by the stealership (since my parents were the original owners), do you guys think this guy is crazy?

In anycase I told them not to worry about the rear rotors as I can replace them on my own, this is also making me think of doing some front ATE power grove discs, replacing the rear rotors with stock and maybe even SS break lines (how hard is it to change these by hand?), probably sometime in the spring.
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Old 11-09-2005, 05:30 PM   #2
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So my car is currently in getting a new front a rear wheel bearing(both passenger side), after i beat on them a bunch at my weekend at the track. Today the guy calls me up and tells me that my rear rotors are not the right size (i think he said they were too small) This struck me as odd. Esspecially becasue most of the service on the car has been done over the years by the stealership (since my parents were the original owners), do you guys think this guy is crazy?

In anycase I told them not to worry about the rear rotors as I can replace them on my own, this is also making me think of doing some front ATE power grove discs, replacing the rear rotors with stock and maybe even SS break lines (how hard is it to change these by hand?), probably sometime in the spring.
The only way you can change them is by hand.. hah. Theyre not hard to do, you obviously have to plan for new fluid after theyre installed though. Go for a SS clutch line at the same time.

The one annoying thing about messing with the lines is that you have to swivel the caliper ONTO the line, the lines dont have swivel fittings on the end.. it gets kind of agrivating.
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Old 11-09-2005, 05:40 PM   #3
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the clutch line feeds off of the brake fluid as well, correct? And no worries i have ate supper blue in there now and would replace my fluid with that.
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Old 11-09-2005, 05:43 PM   #4
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the clutch line feeds off of the brake fluid as well, correct?
Yep. The ss clutch line is about 6 inches long and it goes from the metal brake line to the slave cylinder, at least in the e36, should be similar in the e30.
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quick Q.
installing new brake lines does what exactly?
Less mushy brake pedal?
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Old 11-22-2005, 12:55 PM   #6
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The brake lines in our cars are rubber, which expand under braking, causing brake fade. Upgrading to SS lines helps to combat this.
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Old 11-22-2005, 01:18 PM   #7
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Yea you will get a better feel from the pedal, specifically, a more firm pedal feel.
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