My front rotors are warped, and I'm looking to do a little better. I've seen the ebay seller r1concepts recommended a couple of times. How does their stuff hold up over the long run? I'm eyeing a set of these:
Beyond that, is there much work other than pulling the wheel, swapping the pads and rotors and putting everything back together? I've never done a complete brake job before - do the rotors need to be surfaced or anything?
Awesome, that'* what I needed to know. As for installation is it just a matter of:
remove caliper/old pads
remove rotor/install new one
reinstall caliper/new pads
Or am I missing something? I did brakes once many moons ago, and I vaguely remember that being the process but I just want to confirm I'm not missing anything important or special that might make the job easier (or something that might cause issues if I don't do it.)
Beg, borrow, steal or rent a C-clamp to run the caliper pistons back in.
That is probably the "hardest" part of the job.
If you can get the car in the air and take the wheel off, you've already gotten half the job done.
You Can Do It!!! =D