I received my Hotchkis kit but won't be able to install until next weekend at the earliest due to scheduling. (Did get my Potenza RE050A's on!) My kit was short the lube. Rich at Hotchkis got it to me via UPS Next Day Air. That was above and beyond.
You've seen the Eibach bar instructions at FAQ, yes? Looks straight forward. Talked with Hotchkis about their instructions and compared to our FAQ. Front install is the same. The difference is the FAQ installs the rear on stands. Hotchkis recommends on ramps so the wheels are at ride height. FAQ pulls rear bar out the side. Hotchkis says lower the exhaust and the rear bar drops right out. Hotchkis also says NO LITHIUM GREASE in bushings. Use the assembly lube that comes in the kit. Then at next lube use quality petroleum-based chassis grease. Use Marine-grade if operating were it rains a lot.
Post your results OK? I'll do the same if our experience differs, or I'll just ditto yours.
The rear rotors have the E-Brakes (on each side) which run inside the rotors. After I removed the torx retaining nut, I worked the rotor a little off the E-Brake shoes and there is a geared wheel on the inside (toward the rear of the car) that you can turn with a flat blade screwdriver to retract the E Brake shoes so that you can pull off the rotors. I am a novice and it took me about 15 minutes to figure out why the rotor was being so difficult to pull off. The second one went much faster. I also ended up taking the caliper bolts completly out and suspending the calipers with a bungee (so as not to put strain on the lines) while I did the rotor switch out.
I had my parking brake off - that was the first thing I checked when the rear rotors wouldn't pull right off. They were still tight until I loosened that adjustment wheel which sits inside the rotor - maybe it was just my car?
I agree, the caliper bolts take a 1/2" breaker bar and some muscle.
Hello All I am back in the family! I picked up that 2007 V for sale up in Loveland, CO this week... well it was delivered.
1. How do I get the color matched bumper plugs? SO I can pull this front plate thing.
2. This one has the FE4 suspension, "Suspension system special ride...
So a quick run down on my dilemma. As of most issues I read on the forums after my LS7 clutch swap my car ran great and on the third time I went to start it the lights on dash went out besides check engine light. This lead me to believe it was the clutch position sensor so I put a new AC Delco...