How-To: Change Front Brake pads (non srt)

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Post by asanti » Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:55 pm

TurboNeonEs wrote:i need pics please im going to do this, this weekend
It's ultra easy Justin. I did my pads and rotors at all 4 corners in less than 2 hrs, taking my sweet time. Pads alone are cake bro.

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Post by racer12306 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:53 pm

Don't worry. You really don't need the pics. Print out the instructions, pop a tire off and you will see everything that is explained.
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Post by Addicted2Boost » Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:53 pm

i cant get the freakin damn lug nuts off

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Post by racer12306 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:34 pm

are you turning them counter clockwise? ;)

if yes, get a bigger bar
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Post by OB » Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:55 pm

racer12306 wrote:are you turning them counter clockwise? ;)

if yes, get a bigger bar
Or a bigger gun. :twisted:
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Post by iskyfly » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:13 pm

is there a secret to lining up the "boots" over the guide bolt ends with the respective ends that the screws go into?

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Post by JeffM » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:33 pm

Just tap the caliper and continually check the lineup. It take a couple tries but you'll get it. Once they're lined up correctly they should slide right in.
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Post by lilnicko11 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:24 pm

^ this. it can be a pain to get everything put back together. detaching is the easy part but putting everything back together can suck at times in this case.
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Post by iskyfly » Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:38 pm

Thanks.

Normal for a little smoke when doing the break in?

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Post by chappybmode » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:32 am

good write up...very informative

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Post by OB » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:02 pm

iskyfly wrote:Thanks.

Normal for a little smoke when doing the break in?
Never had new brakes smoke. Definitely normal if they smell bad for a couple days though.
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Post by iskyfly » Tue May 22, 2012 10:38 am

Thanks. Given that a year has passed I think everything is ok. :)

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Post by OB » Tue May 22, 2012 9:53 pm

^Heh I didn't realize the dates! Answers it for others who may have that issue though. I could see them smoking if there was a break-in coating on the pads or rotors, or if oil/grease got on the contact surfaces of either.
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