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    07-21-2010 12:48 PM
    I live in NY so I have snows on the stock rims and the originals on alloys. Now I switch twice a year myself, and torque myself. The first time was with the originals still on stock rims.My dealer always uses an impact wrench set to 1 million ft-lbs., so no chance of being loose. Just don't have a flat out in the boonies. I bitch them out constantly about it. However, when I did my own brakes this time, I noticed a loose lug on the suspected warped side. I neglected to re-torque after 25 miles or so this spring when i switched. Also, after the first time, they said there was a TSB out about it. I used ceramic pads and 2 year warranty rotors from Autozone so we'll see how it works out.
    Good luck
  2. Angrybird 12
    07-21-2010 12:23 PM
    Angrybird 12
    I have replaced my rotors once abnd i figured out why recently, the tire store where I got new tires at did not torque the front wheels down correctly and it warped the rotors. After I replaced them and torqued them down correctly my vibration was gone, until the next time I had the tires rotated at the same place, the vibration came back a few days later and now I have another set of warped rotors... i am just living with it for now but know i will have to replace them again... No vehicle of mine will go back to that tire place again... did you notice your vibrations after the tire rotations?
    07-21-2010 08:52 AM
    My HHR is an '07 as well, an LS model. To answer your question, no, nothing like that, but I only have 23k miles on it. However I just put the 3rd set of front brakes and rotors on it due to bad vibration from a warped rotor. The first 2 sets were done under warranty, but unfortunately the 3rd set I had to do because it went past the 12k/12mo cutoff for the repair. Happens about every 10K miles. Experience anything like that? Your clunk may be a result of your accident or it may be that I haven't put enough miles on yet.

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