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Do you have to seperate the hubs from the rotors to turn them?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Corey-88K5, Apr 19, 2000.

  1. Corey-88K5

    Corey-88K5 1/2 ton status

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    I, as we speak am pulling the front of my truck apart to replace the calipers, fluid & pads. I'm going to be turning the rotors also. I'm just wondering if I have to remove the hubs, and if so, how.

    Corey
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  2. Burt4x4

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    When I was a bit younger I use to work at an auto parts store and the place would press out the studs and that would seporate the hub and rotor. Then when reasembaling they would use new studs.
    I don't remember if thease were GM style or not!
    I also no that one important factor of turing a rotor in the balance of it when its on the machine. So can it be done with out disassembling the unit, I don't know!!
    It would be a good excuse to get new studs put in [​IMG].
    good luck

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  3. AZK5

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    Every machine shop I know of turns the rotors with the hubs on. If you don't the turn them together and the hub is not quite square to the rotor you will have a wobble. If the rotor and hub are assembled and then turned, the cut will true up any problems.
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  4. BIGJ

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    AZK5 is right. You should leave the hub and rotor together. I had a hard time finding someone that could turn 4x4 rotors. Autozone and napa couldn't do it, had to find a hole in the wall shop to do it.

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  5. Corey-88K5

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    Thanks guys...

    Well, time to tear down. I did a rotor job about 2 years ago, but couldn't remember if they removed them or not, and even where I did it at.

    Thanks again.

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