That's a nice big sledge.I've beaten on a first generation's front rotors for 45 minutes with a 150 lb sledge to no avail. Heated with an acetylene torch, sprayed with Kroil and beaten them. Then I got an 7 foot 1" steel pipe and beat them from the other side using the hammer on the pipe. That worked. Three hours to remove two rotors.
Maybe, but it doesn't matter if you are changing "the caliper slide" as well.
When i had exhausted all my tricks to get the rotors off I came across the bolt method. The first thing i did was go buy some caliper brackets.(the caliper slide)
There is no chance I use this bolt method and not replace the caliper brackets. I thought that was a gimmy smh
All I know is For all the trouble of trying to bust those rotors off and nothing but a days work and a back ache to show for it, $20 for brackets was well worth it. I would have paid triple just to get them rotors off.