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Front Brake Rotor advice - 97' F250

97' F250HD 4x4

I need to replace my front brake rotors. They are in terrible shape. I've been watching a couple of youtube videos of other people doing this. One question that came to mind was: Do I need a spindle socket?? ...if so, what size? I have a service manual but it doesn't mention this (unless I missed it). Also, any other advice you think I could use?

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Manual or Auto Hubs? I used a NAPA 3246 on my 97 F250 with manual hubs. I also used a 20-ton shop press to press out the wheel studs and to press them back in (the big hammer method usually turns out bad for me when I try it!). Get new bearing grease seals and repack the bearings while you are there. Cheers!

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Manual hubs.

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You will need the special socket. Make sure that wherever you get one that you tell them you have the Dana 50 front axle. For the torque specs/sequence: Tighten the inner nut to 50 ft-lbs, then back off 90 degrees. Tighten the outer nut to 160-205 ft-lbs. Check the torque required to rotate the hub/rotor. Torque required to rotate the front disc brake hub and rotor is not to exceed 20 INCH-lb. Cheers!

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