Originally Posted by Mister_Perkins
I like how you used the old rotor to use as a giant spacer. Very creative
The only other thing you may want to mention is to make sure to put some anti-seize on the hub itself then slide the rotor over so the rotor will come off easier if you have to ever take it off again. I've seen rotors fused to hubs before and they take a torch to heat up the hub section of the rotor and a large hammer to smack it loose.
Good Write up though!
Thanks! Yeah but I didn't have ANY cash when I got parts, so I couldn't get anything. I had to beg my sister to use her credit card over the internet to order the parts. Never heard of hubs sticking though....interesting.
pretty good field guide! since you went to the parts store to get new studs, should have picked up one open lug with a flat bottom =) also, greasing the studs splines helps a bit.
Yeah I realized that grease would help after I started, but didn't have that in my tool box.
Good job. That's exactly how I did it when I changed out all my studs. The only thing I did different was I used a bigger hammer.
Still, my forearms were sore for a week.
A bigger hammer would have been AWESOME. This one is from Ikea...and it's awful.
Originally Posted by project92camry
its amazing how much rust build up on that fender from 1 day. NICE DIY BTW
Most of that was old, but some was surface rust from this morning's storm.
Love the thread title! Clever idea to use the rotor like that as well. One tip I'd mention, is when putting in the new studs, try to align them so they match the old grooves in the hub. You can do this by rotating them slightly and feeling when the splines "drop in" to the grooves. This makes it easier to pull them through. You can also cinch the studs all the way when putting the wheel on, they will pull to the end of the travel by tightening the lug nuts as per usual.
Sorry to hear you were hit and run, that sucks.
I thought about trying to align them but didn't feel like wasting time. I probably would have pout the wheel back on and done it, but I didn't know if this would actually work to get the studs in! It was all my experiment hehehe
The rust isn't from the hit and run. Lol rust doesn't build up in a day.
There was some surface rust on the fender from the rain and the rotor was covered in rust just from the storm this morning.