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Yes, I searched...

Is there a write-up on this somewhere? The Haynes manual sure jumps around a lot.
One thing is for sure, I'm gonna change the pads out every year or so and keep the new rotors very happy.
Any advice on new hubs with the rotors vs. machining?
bearings, races, oils seals? Do I really have to pull the shafts out of the tc??

Thanks in advance.
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When I do my brakes, I always change the calipers too. You buy them once and usually they are lifetime warrantied. A stuck caliper can wear your pads out and make you have to replace parts again after short time. Rotors are not cheap because they have to be pressed, unless you have a nice press, as most people don't have. There is a special socket to remove your rotors. It costs I think about $10. Make sure you get all the snap rings and washers out. Steve 83 should have a diagram that your looking for. Hubs: Do you have automatics? If you do then you'll want to switch them to manuals as manuals are alot stronger. If your doing this for your first time, then I would replace bearings too. Also just a note, how old are your springs up front? Worn out springs can cause more load for your brakes to work, causing faster wear. You don't have to remove your axle shaft to do your brakes.
 

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I'm sure the shocks suck, it rolls like a hay wagon (it smooths out at about 75 tho lol) That's something I was thinking about also.
I do have manual lockouts (stock)
Have the spanner socket on loan.
I've seen the rotors with or without hubs. Is this separate from the lockouts? Like if I bought new lockouts (stock or Warn, etc) would that come with the hub? Should I have it all machined to ensure matching parts even if I get the rotors with hubs?

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Its cheaper to buy the new rotors and have your hub "housing" pressed onto the new rotor. Most places will only press your hub housing onto the new rotor only if you purchase the rotors from them. This is because, if they mess it up, then its on them to go back to the shelf and grab a new one. If you bring in new rotors from another store, they won't press them.The warn hubs will be stronger than your stock hubs. Yes you should have your rotors machined if you decide to reuse your rotors.
 

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Thanks, but I was asking about new rotors with old hubs vs. new rotors with new hubs.
There's no re-turning mine (I have those new-fangled rusty steel brake pads, they make cool noises but they don't stop too well, lol)
So new Warn "lockouts" will be the hub and everything?
If i didn't need new rotors I have new pads on already...
 

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I can't begin to tell you how many threads/pictures there are on F/R brake jobs, 4x4 Hubs etc. you just gotta put the PITA time in using the "search" tool above ~

Try looking in Steve83's album under brakes ~ :doh0715:


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I would think there are many articles and such on something as common as rotor replacement. However, when a search for "rotor" yielded not a single hit, and seeing that this site uses the same god-awful bbs with the same god-awful search tool that the xda-dev forum uses, I admit I got a bit lazy. I don't have the time to wade through a thousand articles like I did when it came to customizing my phone.
I have looked through Steve83's album, I can see what the hub and rotor look like apart even though his brakes and lockouts are different. A big thank-you to sackman9975 for getting me that far by answering the questions in my first post and throwing in a bunch of helpful tips. (Thanks again)

I'm able to take the damn thing apart.

My problems are:
The parts store doesn't machine brakes and they only sell the hubless rotor.
The rotors I've found online are unclear on whether they have a hub or not.

This, and sackman9975's warning about possible breakage, lead me back to needing the new hub.

JKossarides -- If you have something constructive to add to my old hub vs. new hub debate, please do. However, if you're only going to chastise me for my first post two hours and five posts later, then you can save it.

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I did say something constructive but you just didn't like it, you're just looking for a shortcut.
No one's chastising you at all and I'm sorry if you felt offended but if you only put in "one" word in the seach tool coming up empty along with some of the dialog here it doesn't sound like you made much of an effort.

Searching can be a real time consuming pain but there's more info and pictures on this site to help you get the job done and you couldn't find anything ........................? no one here is going to do it for you so stop blaming me for taking the easy way out, learning to diagnose a problem is your first priority, "searching" is your second so you don't waste everyone's time on subjects already discussed to death, that's ALWAYS been the rule of thumb here whether you like it or not especially if you want help from anyone and your last priority would be to ask for help if you REALLY can't find what you're looking for or struggling with how to do it yourself, hubs and brakes are fairly simple!

"Rubbin is just Racin", Days of Thunder........................lol lol

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