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Warped Rotors

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by reckedracing, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    Just going to put this article here for right now.
    We've all heard about the warped brake rotors and brake pedal pulsation.
    This article lays out some things that might cause premature brake failure.
    I found it while doing some research on the subject and this seems to really make sense to me.

    http://www.hendonpub.com/resources/article_archive/results/details?id=1787

    Opinions?
    I don't typically torque my wheels on re-installation, but i also have a Tacoma that seems to need new rotors every 9-12 months. Going to give this a try and see what happens.

    Assuming discount tire.com torque information is accurate honda and toyots only call for 80 ft lbs of torque on wheels studs. somethings tells me my breaker bar is way too much leverage for this application.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    always torque wheels on
     
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    chestercheeto48 Senior Member VIP

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    I (and my students) use torque sticks to torque our lugs back on when appropriate. If we don't have a stick that fits the recommendation then we use and actual wrench. The interesting thing to me was the fact that people don't use the star pattern and simply go in a circle after being hand tight.
     
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    Torque wrench, every time. Every time. EVERY time.
     
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    ...or, alternatively, three gachookas with the impact.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    i was always taught the correct spec for anything is to torque it down til it breaks/strips then back it off about 1/4 turn
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    or just lean in to the impact gun pulling the trigger in short bursts while yelling "Get some!!!" (ala: Full Metal Jacket) like like some kind of short bus door gunner
     
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    My 1/2 inch impact has several settings. The low setting is perfect for torquing a normal wheel/tire. I do use a star pattern. I partially tighten in sequence, then go back around for full torque in sequence. Never a circle.
     
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