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Old 12-19-2011, 11:23 PM
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Default Reusing RB hardware - thoughts?

I am replacing the friction rings on my Racing Brake (RB) 2 piece rotors, all 4. RB claims I "need" to use new hardware. I have heard other well respected racers claim that I could get away with reusing the old hardware with some high temp lock tight and proper torque on the fasteners.

The purpose of this post is NOT TO tell me what you would do or not do but instead to find out if others have re-used their friction ring hardware.

FWIW, I'll likely get the new hardware, but my experience with the staff @ RB was less than professional and I really don't want to give them any of my $$$. Initially, they didn't want to sell me any of the hardware because I didn't buy their friction rings (@ 180.00 each, it was a bit too steep for me, Christmas and all). Unfortunately for me, unless other people have re-used the hardware without incident, it's likely I'll be stuck forking out the $$$.
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I would not expect much of anything factual to come from RB. I've had two conversations with that guy and both times I wished I never game him a cent.

Reuse them.
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Myron, unless the hardware is TTY you can reuse it. We reuse hardware in our BBKs.

+1 to Trey, Racing Brake is on my -------- too.
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