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kid vishus
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posted 10-31-2002 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm pretty sure I need some new front rotors for my Wilwood brakes (they are warped). Other than calling Wilwood directly, is there another supplier I can call that will know what I need?

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V8 Thumper
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posted 10-31-2002 06:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Isn't MMR a Wilwood distributor?

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Just Strokin
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posted 10-31-2002 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If MMR isn't then Jegs or Summit should have the parts or get them for you. What about Holcumb or Doug in NC?

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-31-2002 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As far as I know, none of the mail order houses stock service parts.
I would have to order them for you also Rob.

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kid vishus
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posted 11-01-2002 09:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guess then I will see what everyone thinks first.

When I put the brakes on the very first time, I accidently didnt get the caliper centered over the rotor, that caused the inside pads to rub all the time. Then last year, when I was running 2 classes, and made alot of passes very close to one another, the wheel started to shimmy in my hands while I was on the brakes. I replaced the front pads, made sure I got the caliper centered this time, but the wheel still shimmies in my hands when I'm on the brakes. The harder I'm on the brakes the worse the wheel shakes. It doesnt pull one way or another, it just shakes from side to side like the rotors are warped.

Any ideas?

[edit: OK, I need to proof read before hitting submit]

[This message has been edited by kid vishus (edited 11-01-2002).]

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-01-2002 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Try swapping the rotors from side to side Rob. DO NOT CUT (machine)THEM under any circumstances. That will ruin them for sure.

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kid vishus
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posted 11-01-2002 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll try that. I never even considered cutting them. I figure they are already so thin that cutting them would just ruin them and that was why I was figuring I needed new ones. I'll try swapping them from side to side first.

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rockafellz
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posted 11-01-2002 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow!! Are Wilwood rotors that thin?

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posted 11-01-2002 10:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes Erik, they are thin. It is not the thickness as much as the configuration. A thin steel rotor bolted to a somewhat flexible aluminum hat (rotor retainer) that bolts to an aluminum hub. Cutting them hubless is not an option either.

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