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Old 06-23-2006, 02:44 AM   #1
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doing my first set of brakes. (front rotors and pads)

and oh boy do they stop nicely...

not sure on the proper bed in process, but I started by doing some 25/30ish to 0 stops, then drove a bit, then some 50-0 then tried some 65/70-0 stops.....I like them ....worth the 170ish in parts...
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WOW, 170 bucks!??! jees...links to what u bought?!?!
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Sounds about right... If he got 4 good quality rotors and pads...

If it was just pads, then, yeah that'* a lot.
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Sounds about right... If he got 4 good quality rotors and pads...

If it was just pads, then, yeah that'* a lot.
He'* only front wheel disc.

He'* using premium ceramic pads and premium quality rotors.

YOU FINISHED 3 hours later? WTH did you do? You were nearly done with the first side when I hung up with you.
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bossty is right...premium rotors (bendix) and their most expensive ceramic pad ( Ct-3 or something like that)

Boosty, one of those bolts the caliper floats on, on the driver side was a HUGE PITA. I will probably end up replacing both on the driver side, they showed some signs of surface rust. And god forbid I leave the garage a mess to clean up today, so I had to clean that...and then my test drive. So I was done a bit earlier then the post.
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bossty is right...premium rotors (bendix) and their most expensive ceramic pad ( Ct-3 or something like that)

Boosty, one of those bolts the caliper floats on, on the driver side was a HUGE PITA. I will probably end up replacing both on the driver side, they showed some signs of surface rust. And god forbid I leave the garage a mess to clean up today, so I had to clean that...and then my test drive. So I was done a bit earlier then the post.
yeah mine was a PITA too to get out.. im going to get better pads and roters and when i do that im going to replace all those bolts...

where you haveing the problem that it was Tight the whole way out....
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where you haveing the problem that it was Tight the whole way out....
yes. Those other 3 I could work out, but this one....well it took some crafty use of a C-clamp and some sockets to literally press it out.

Can the rubber that those sit in be replaced also?
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I'm sure it can be....might only be available as a rebuild kit for the whole calliper though.
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I'm sure it can be....might only be available as a rebuild kit for the whole calliper though.
I guess I will have to look into it. If the caliper is supposed to be "floating" on that piece and I have to press it in and out, I can't see how it would float very well.
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I'm sure it can be....might only be available as a rebuild kit for the whole calliper though.
I guess I will have to look into it. If the caliper is supposed to be "floating" on that piece and I have to press it in and out, I can't see how it would float very well.
yeah it floats on that bolt... where your pads worn un even?
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