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Old 03-19-2010, 02:04 AM   #1
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Default How to put GXP brakes on an 2000 SSEi

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You will need the GXP Calipers and Brackets. Got mine from car-part.com
GXP Calipers are dual piston and aluminum (much lighter)
GXP Brackets are much larger
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GXP Rotors and pads. I went aftermarket - Slotted and Dimpled Rotors from performancebrake.com and EBC ceramic pads
SSEI rotors 11.7" GXP 12.7"
Pads almost twice as big
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Longer GXP hoses and 4 smaller GXP bolt from bracket to spindle # 89047763
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First jacked up all 4 wheels
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Took of all 4 wheels
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Take off caliper, bracket, and rotor
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Install Rotor and bracket -- bolts can be a little tricky (must line up shank)
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Install Caliper (hose to short)
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Install longer GXP hose
Had to modify hose bracket - they are keyed - ground out/off key (they weren't in the right position and kinked the hose for me.
passanger side
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driver side
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Your Done!!
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REAR
Need GXP Rear Calipers (same # as SSEi, think its the same caliper)
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GXP rear Bracket (very close to same, sits half an inch higher for larger rotor)
SSEi 10.7" GXP 11.7"
GXP rear rotors and pads - performance brake.com gave me ceramic pads for $20 with purchase of rotors
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Take of caliper, bracket, and rotor
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Install rotor, bracket, caliper - with SSEi hardware, used same e-brake bracket (hardest part was switching the e-brake cable)
DONE
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Now bleed them out
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Went for a ride to seat the pads, was slamming the brakes @ 40 4-5 times. She stops like 50% shorter then last week when doing it with the new SSEi pads. MUCH BETTER !!!
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Sweet write up, Looks like I will have to do that soon. . . . .
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awesome writeup!

i just replaced my GXP brakes with crossed drilled rotors and hawk ceramic brake pads.. amazing stopping power
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Nice, looks like a photo writeup for Tech Info, if you don't mind!
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For sure-that would be great
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I'll get that taken care of.
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I'll get that taken care of.
Can't seem to find in the "tech info" section -- am I just blind??
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Na, your not blind. Been a busy week/weekend for us. And we always polish things on the copy, remove comments, and move the photos onto our server before they go into Tech Info.
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