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Old 03-17-2013, 03:16 PM   #1
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Installing Brake Disk on wheel

What's a good way to check if they're in alignment?
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:39 PM   #2
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If the bearings are in the wheel, pass the axle through and set the axle on a couple of jackstands, then give it a light spin. If it's really out of whack, you'll see it.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:22 PM   #3
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Mounting should consist merely of inspection for corrosion, burrs, dings, foreign material on the mounting surfaces. If you suspect the disc is bent, use a dial indicator.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:08 PM   #4
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Mounting should consist merely of inspection for corrosion, burrs, dings, foreign material on the mounting surfaces. If you suspect the disc is bent, use a dial indicator.

^Yep!

It doesn't take but the smallest piece of spooge to keep the disk from sitting squarely on thte wheel . . . . NASA clean room protocols aren't necessary, but god a new old toothbrush ready . . . . .
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:30 PM   #5
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Mounting should consist merely of inspection for corrosion, burrs, dings, foreign material on the mounting surfaces. If you suspect the disc is bent, use a dial indicator.
Before digging out the dial indicator and setting it up, a first-order visual check is useful to see if it's even worth the bother. If you can see either axial or radial runout, you're likely far enough out to warrant replacement and the dial indicator isn't needed.
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