I agree with all that Michael Porter said, but with one addition.
You now have "hub-centric" rotors, previously you have "lug-centric" rotors. If
you can not find a different part at another auto parts store, and if you have
enough space, you could easily grind of the protruding portion with a 4" to 7"
Mark V.S. in Austin, TX
From: Michael D. Porter [mailto:email@example.com]
Jim Franklin wrote:
> I called Federal-Mogul/Wagner, and they said this is the right one and
> have had no fitment complaints. The previous owner of the van said
> he never swapped rims, and they are Ford steel rims. The parts counter
> guy suggested I grind off the offending metal on the rims but I can't
> say I'm real comfortable with that. No dealer stocks the rotors so I
> can't compare them, and at $163 each it's 3x the cost than from the local
> auto parts place, so "just buying them there" isn't really an option. Yet.
What is very likely is that someone decided to supercede the earlier
rotor (what your van used) to a later style, believing they were
interchangeable. That's why Federal-Mogul says, "they're fine," where,
in fact, you _know_ they're not.
You can take these to a machine-shop for either removal of the ridge or
cutting it down to clear the ID of the rim, so long as the lug nuts work
as described above.
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