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Trapped Rotor or Floating Rotor?

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#1 LanceGillette


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Posted 02 October 2006 - 08:39 PM

Does my 98 Forester have trapped rotors or floating rotors? What is the difference?

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 11:23 PM

Google Is Your Friend ;o)


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Posted 02 October 2006 - 11:39 PM

I'd say they're pretty trapped/fixed to me.

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 01:32 AM

Google Is Your Friend ;o)


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Posted 03 October 2006 - 01:03 PM

Thanks for all the help. I found a document online (www.mightyautoparts.com/pdf/articles/gb0405.pdf) that says "trapped or captive rotors are rotors that are placed behind the hub... This style of rotor gained popularity in the 80's and 90's, mainly on Japanese vehicles. They stopped being used in the early to mid 90's and not too many technicians mourned their death." The rotors on my 98 Forester can be removed without removing the hub so they are floating rotors.

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