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Old 01-27-2004, 10:36 AM   #11
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Very easy. Remove the wheel, remove the caliper. Remove the rotor clips, and pull it off. Minimal tools, minimal time.
Be careful on the back ones, you have the parking brake to contend with. Also i found that the caliper bolts were on REALLY tight and it was hard to get good leverage. It is not technically difficult but may take a little muscle power or air tools
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Do you think that buying new rotors may cause my squealing problem to stop? I've already replaced the pads and they still squeal just as bad..
Possibly? I guess it depends on the condition of your present rotors. I've had good results with Delco DuraStop(not ceramic) brake pads and the OE Rotors. I just replaced the Delco Pads with Wagner Thermo Quiet Pads and they seem to do the job just as well. What brand of pads are you using and have you ever replaced the front rotors on the Riv?
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I have Raybestos "quiet stop" pads and OE rotors.. dunno how old they are though I've never replaced them and I've owned the car for 8 months..
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I have Raybestos "quiet stop" pads.
Raybestos! Now THAT'* a name I've heard a lot of. Both good and bad. Some swear by Raybestos and other swear AT Raybestos. Both my neighbor and bro-in-law tried Raybestos on their Hondas and had terrible results(especially with squealing!). But I'm sure you'll hear a lot of people tell you that they never had a problem with Raybestos. Those are the lucky ones! If you ever do replace the pads on the Riv again, I would suggest the Delco(non ceramic) DuraStop pads.
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I've replaced my rotors 2 times with OE and they warp way to easy. Cross drilled and slotted are the way to go. Help with the heat. Picked up SP Performance rotors. They look pretty good to. Buy online for about 200.00 per axel. :P
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Do you mean $200 per wheel? .....$800 for the set?

2000 SSEi rotor size - Front rotors and rear rotors, stock diameter (11.9" dia Front, 11.1" dia Rear) and thickness (1.3" Front, 0.4" Rear).
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Do you mean $200 per wheel? .....$800 for the set?

2000 SSEi rotor size - Front rotors and rear rotors, stock diameter (11.9" dia Front, 11.1" dia Rear) and thickness (1.3" Front, 0.4" Rear).
Sorry! didn't know that you where talking to me. But they are 200.00 per pair.
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My wife'* '01 Bonneville SE had some serious drubbing noise coming from the back brakes on any kind of a med/hard stop[30K miles on the car],......found out that the rear rotors were rusted on the inside surface[Wintertime salt on the roads take a nasty toll on just about Anything underneath the car],....took it to a Midas shop and had the rotors replaced(pads looked almost brand new,they filed them down even and reinstalled them)with Bendix ones,.....the guy said you'd be surprised how many GM cars are coming in with rusted/corroded rear rotors(inside surface),....rear solid rotaors are pretty much junk from the factory !!!
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Check out these rotors. There great! I've put them through a lot of punishment and they are sooooo much better than stock. I picked up the cross drilled and slotted.

http://www.nationalfleetparts.com/sp_performance.asp
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Check out these rotors. There great! I've put them through a lot of punishment and they are sooooo much better than stock. I picked up the cross drilled and slotted.

http://www.nationalfleetparts.com/sp_performance.asp
Those rotors look great. $239. for the front set and $162. for the rear set.
Too bad only the fronts come nickel plated and the rears are standard rustable unspecified metal.
How are yours holding up to corrosion and wear?
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