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Old April 11th, 2015, 10:09 PM
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Daniel Choi
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brake disc replacement

In the process of replacing the front brake discs (NAS D90 1994). Couple questions:

1) Worth it to upgrade to the cross-drilled vented rotors (about $129 for ProLine brand) vs $80 for regular Proline?

2) Loctite or not on the bolts holding the rotors to the hub? Won't using Loctite throw off the torque spec readings? (40 ft lbs, I think)

3) Same questions regarding brake caliper bolts.

4) Maybe a stupid question, but the pads still have plenty of life on them. Replace anyway? ($134 for genuine replacement pads)
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Old April 11th, 2015, 10:25 PM
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John B.
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1) No. Dumb waste of money on any car.

2) Yes, as per the manual, which you should read.... I'm pretty sure it is more than 40 ft-lbs. Locktite does not affect torque settings.

3) No. Again, read the manual...

4) If the rotor is bad, then you need to replace the pads.

Make sure you change the hub seal and use an OEM RTC3511. New hub lock washer. Make sure all caliper pistons are free.
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