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Old 09-04-2010, 07:30 PM
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Installing calipers on Hot Rod

After installing calipers, how much drag on the rotors is acceptable? One spins easier than the other, but they do turn. The rotors are true and straight.

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Old 09-04-2010, 08:16 PM
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Did you try turning them before you put on the pads? That will tell you if it's the pads are the bearing set to tight..
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They spun real easy before the pads were installed.
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Are the calipers new or used?

If you haven't drove the car yet, wait untill you do so the pressure will equalize in the system and then check the drag.
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Pump the brakes a few times, Then check them again.. If one is still dragging, Then you might have a bad caliper or a bad brake hose..Not letting it release..They go bad on the inside... Hope this helps..
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Everything is brand new. This is a car under construction. No hydraulics hooked up. I'm going to take the tight caliper off, today, and check everything out.

Thanks for your help. I really need it!
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