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06-04-2019 02:10 AM
2012Evora I did not try removing the rotors with the calipers on and pads off, it's just not something I thought to try because I've never done it that way or seen/heard of it done that way in the past. And I know I could remove the bolts but they make stud kits for several other applications and I was wondering if they made kits for Lotus as well. It's all about personal preference and minimizing tools I keep in my road toolbox.
06-03-2019 04:09 PM
Julian73
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Originally Posted by MrMaru View Post
what about when you need to replace the rotors and pads?
Then you pull the bolts and remove the calipers, really not a big deal. It's just not needed to be done that much.
06-03-2019 02:28 PM
agentdr8
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Originally Posted by MrMaru View Post
what about when you need to replace the rotors and pads?
While I haven't tried this, I want to say there should be sufficient room to remove the rotor from the hub with the caliper in place if you remove the pads first. As Julian pointed out, the pads come out the back-side of the calipers in-situ, so it's possible the whole thing could be done without ever removing the caliper. This is likely for the fronts only though; the rears have to clear the parking brake shoes, which I don't think it can.

Of course if you've replaced the wheel lug bolts with a stud kit then it definitely won't work.
06-03-2019 01:07 PM
MrMaru
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Originally Posted by Julian73 View Post
Why do you want to remove the calipers, brake pads remove out the backside of caliper (while in place) by knocking out 2 retaining pins
what about when you need to replace the rotors and pads?
06-03-2019 12:19 PM
Julian73 Why do you want to remove the calipers, brake pads remove out the backside of caliper (while in place) by knocking out 2 retaining pins
06-03-2019 10:29 AM
2012Evora It makes it easier to change pads/rotors. You can drop the caliper on to the studs, and then tighten nut on top of the caliper, instead of lining it up then running bolts through. It also removes the risk of bolt breakage or stripping in the hub.

Here's the Porsche kit if you want ot take a look.

http://www.rennline.com/Brake-Calipe...YaAi6xEALw_wcB
06-03-2019 09:50 AM
brgelise Interested....what advantage would this give you?? Never heard of this before.
06-03-2019 08:01 AM
2012Evora
Studded caliper mounts?

I had this done on my Porsche but I'm unable to find a kit for the Evora. Has anyone done or does anyone sell a caliper stud kit to replace the long caliper bolts?

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