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Old 06-02-2009, 11:21 AM   #1
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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:

BONNEVILLE 00-03 SLE SSEi Brake Rotors Ceramic Pads F+R:eBay Motors (item 220411828930 end time Jun-08-09 16:10:36 PDT)

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?

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Those are good rotors and pads. I installed EBC drilled and slotted rotors and ceramic pads. http://www2.partstrain.com/store/?PN=6854&N=0&VN=4294967188+4294966672+4294966224+4 294965805+4294966340&Nr=AND(universal:0)

Doing brakes yourself are not the most difficult job to do, but if you've never done them before you may be a little bit intimidated.
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Those are about the same rotors I have on my car. Got a year and a half on them and still rock solid. No warping. Very happy with them.
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Awesome, that'* what I needed to know. As for installation is it just a matter of:

jack car
remove wheel
remove caliper/old pads
remove rotor/install new one
reinstall caliper/new pads
replace wheel

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.)
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That'* about it. The rears are a bit more involved, but not must more.
https://www.gmforum.com/t281517/

Never got around to making a front brake write up, sorry. Spray with penetrating oil to help things come apart, you might need to beat on the old rotors with a rubber hammer to get it to come off.
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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.
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