I wasn't sure so I went and looked at the bracket and I would guess that yes, you have to remove the caliper bracket in order to remove the rotor.I am wondering if anyone knows if you can remove the rear rotors (discs) from the b4 by taking only the caliper off...or do you need to remove the bracket as well? I've got some rusted bolts back there on my 97.
You don't live in the mid-west without a variety of extractors on hand at the ready!!I have the same craftsman extractor set abacus used, they have been the best option I have found for removing these. I swap them to standard hex bolts whenever I remove them.