Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lafayette Hill, PA
Vehicle: 2005 SLK350, Iridium Silver, premium package, Sold at 100,000 mi but not forgotten.
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Rotor "flange" to large of a diameter.
Life has been busy so I finally got a chance to try to change my aftermarket wheels and cold weather tires for my OEM wheels and summer tires. After changing over the rear tires I had a horrible time trying to fit one of the front wheels on.
In November I had new brakes and rotors installed by my independent service shop. After a 20 minute struggle, I measured and realized that the flange that extends from the disc is about 5mm or a 1/4 inch larger diameter than the diameter of my OEM wheel. The aftermarket wheel is fine on the disc. I have a good relationship with my mechanic and need to give him a call tomorrow. Does anyone think it is possible to machine down the flange or is it a necessary part of the mechanics?
So I had to change out the summer for winter on the back. Next time, I will begin in the front of the car.
Last edited by Philly Bob; 06-06-2011 at 10:54 AM.