okay, i know it may seem annoying to ask such a simple question but can "WHY!" is it so incredibly difficult to take off these rotors? rhetorical of course, but seriously, it does not matter what kind of car you have--- they all use the same bad design. we all know that brakes need to be redone, yet everyone of us must strain and struggle trying to get these rotors off. and often do damage in the process. alas, i have a mercedes 380 SEL and must prepare myself to remove the rear rotors. there is some sort of screw on the wheel base that i have heard you can use to disengage the rotor from the backing. i only hope that is really the case, in the meantime, my heart goes out to all those who have done damage to their cars trying to remove these suckers because i know that i am next. just had to say it.