You done good. I did the front brakes on my Honda a few weeks ago, used the same M8 bolt thing, only my rotors didn't crack, but yes it did take the rotor off like a breeze, loved that they put the threads for that. Also yes, when I woke up the next day, my whole lower body was so sore I could barely sit or stand. It was due to an hour or more of me sitting on cardboard on a concrete street. I also [censored] out blood for the next day, probably due to hemmorhoids. I sit on a foam cushion now when I do work on the car, to avoid wrecking my lower body. Second side is always quicker and easier. I've experienced that so many times, you just get a hang for it and learn how to do things quicker and waste less time if you do one side.
Originally Posted By: gofast182
I'm barely able to move at this point because my lower back is so sore from crouching down all day wrestling lug nuts, caliper bolts, rotors, etc. In hindsight I feel really good about pulling it off with the obstacles and giving the car some TLC it would not have received at the dealership.