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Old 10-13-2003, 11:06 AM   #1
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Hello all, long time no see....

Pardon my stupidity, but I need to ask this important question. I'm seriously considering the upgrade of my front rotors to the RSM Rotors (through Domestic Performance, of course) and need to know this all-important question:

Is it absolutely necessary that I upgrade the rear rotors as well? Obviously I'd like to, but the cost is a bit much for me to take right now.

What I CAN'T take right now is the damn shuddering from my front end every time I hit the brakes, I have to have these damn rotors replaced! So, your information/advice is greatly appreciated.

Also, how difficult is it to change the rotors? Do I need any special tools?

Thanks....
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You should be able to do fronts and rears seperate.

For example, I have RSM rotors in the front but I am still running stock drums in the back. Most of your brakeing is in the front anyways so if you just do them you should notice a huge difference.
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You'll be fine.
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You should be fine doing an axle at a time, considering they still make cars with front discs and rear drums.
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Hello all, long time no see....

Pardon my stupidity, but I need to ask this important question. I'm seriously considering the upgrade of my front rotors to the RSM Rotors (through Domestic Performance, of course) and need to know this all-important question:

Is it absolutely necessary that I upgrade the rear rotors as well? Obviously I'd like to, but the cost is a bit much for me to take right now.

What I CAN'T take right now is the damn shuddering from my front end every time I hit the brakes, I have to have these damn rotors replaced! So, your information/advice is greatly appreciated.

Also, how difficult is it to change the rotors? Do I need any special tools?

Thanks....
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do the newer ones have 4-wheel discs? but no changin the rotors is easy,

1. remove tire
2. remove brake caliper
3. remove clips on the rotor is you have them (i dont)
4 pull off old crappy rotor
5. put on new kick-ace ones and reverse the steps.
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You'll want to surface them too!
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