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Meyle "Premium" Brake rotors (front) no hole for locator pin

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Meyle "Premium" Brake rotors (front) no hole for locator pin

Post by E Showell » Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:54 am

Just a friendly warning for those considering purchasing the Meyle "Premium" front brake rotors (I got mine from FCP). They are not drilled for the locator pin stud so if you need/want the locator pin to mount your wheels, these are not the rotors for you. Mine are probably going right back to FCP.

Do any of you guys use rotors without the locator stud?
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Re: Meyle "Premium" Brake rotors (front) no hole for locator pin

Post by jimmy57 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:13 pm

I never use locator pins. They have been gone from production for 15 or more years. If I find something with one a regular bolt goes back if there is a hole in rotor. They were started as a way to keep rotor in place for production handling and then got the head to keep wheel tire in same place during the era of on the car balancing.

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Re: Meyle "Premium" Brake rotors (front) no hole for locator pin

Post by sanfelice » Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:15 pm

I really like the pin, especially the way it gives one a feel for the seatedness (made up word) of the rotor when you have just sanded the hub in these rusty parts. Save the pin!

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Re: Meyle "Premium" Brake rotors (front) no hole for locator pin

Post by E Showell » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:21 am

It is worse than no pin. The drilled holes for the lug nuts don't line up with the holes in the hubs. They are just ever so slightly off that you'll fiddle with them for a while before realizing that mission completion is unattainable with those parts.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic

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