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Old 07-14-04, 10:07 PM
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Thinking of Brake upgrade.

I have Hayes HFX-9 8" in front and 6" in back. I am interested in changing the 6 to an 8. I've looked around and the things only come as sets.

"Kit includes: rotor, caliper, lever, hydraulic line, mounting hardware, bleed kit, and bottle of brake fluid. "

I don't need all that stuff. I just need the rotor and an adapter. Should I ask the LBS?
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That kit stuff is nothing but BS, adaptors and rotors can be ordered.
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Online or LBS? How much would it cost me?
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Order from LBS, it won't take long for the parts to arrive 2-5 days, you will pay a little more though, for that amount of time it is well worth it.
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All the major online shops carry the adaptor and rotor you need. You can get both for around $40.
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Alright I found a 8" Hayes rotor to replace the existing 6". Now I need to find the correct adapter. And i'm a little confused.

Heres the rotor: http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/129...#39;'-.htm

Now I need to find an adapter. And help? I have a Haro Extreme X3 and I'm looking to replace the rear disc brake. I'm assuming I can use the same caliper so I don't want a package, I want seperate parts. Thanks
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You'll need Part 98-15074 for an 8" rear rotor. This can be found here:

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.aspx?i=BR708C16 for $13

For more information look here: http://www.hayesdiscbrake.com/MountBracketChart2004.htm

You can keep your same caliper all you have to buy is the 8" rotor and the I.S. adaptor, and you'll be all set.
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Where can I obtain a Torque wrench? Or should I bring the parts to the LBS to have them installed?

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Ok, you have one of the most powerfull research tools right at your finger tips; use it.
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Where can I obtain a Torque wrench? Or should I bring the parts to the LBS to have them installed?
Try and find allen key ones with the same thread. Torque sucks.
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Nevermind, the guy at the shop said I couldn't get an 8" on my Haro X3. Damn!
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Yea Haros wont accept the 8" rotor, sucks
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****ing haros
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