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DO IT yourself Brake Pad change

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Old 11-27-2006, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Jellysick
You are probably looking at the correct one...

https://g35driver.com/forums/florida-g-club/92495-my-brembo-pad-replacement.html

The pad change from front to rear is identical, except that the rods that hold the pads in place PULL out on the rear calipers opposed to having to push them in towards the wheel well to remove them. The pics show the fronts, but it briefly mentions what I am talking about for the rears.
Ok, thanks.
 
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Look up why you're suppose to turn the rotors guys...it's not just a little sanding. your pads are only gripping on the same grooves as the old pads were...they braking power is exactly the same. Changing the brakes doesnt just affect the amount of pad left...your braking will actually improve with a resurfaced rotor and new pads. just look it up in a chilten's manual if you dont believe me...
 
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Originally Posted by TheKnite
Can you post that link, I can't find it and I need to change my rear Brembo pads soon. The one in DIY section only has the write-up on the front ones.
Thanks.
all u had to do was look at my post above
 
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Originally Posted by in2win
Look up why you're suppose to turn the rotors guys...it's not just a little sanding. your pads are only gripping on the same grooves as the old pads were...they braking power is exactly the same. Changing the brakes doesnt just affect the amount of pad left...your braking will actually improve with a resurfaced rotor and new pads. just look it up in a chilten's manual if you dont believe me...
(not sure what you mean by that)

IMHO You have to bed the new pads properly anytime you have pads changed. If you do it correctly the old grooves should break themselves into the new pads

if you have brembos, they highly suggest NOT touching their rotors..turning..cutting is a big no no to them. When I researched this this past summer, they suggested just sanding them down with high grit rated paper and soaping them up n so forthe.
 
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Originally Posted by clifftrail
Take them to a shop w/ a lathe to turn them.
It's nice to resurface the rotors, but I usually don't do it unless I see serious grooves in the rotors or the car is pulsating quite a bit under light braking(meaning the surface is not even all the way around).

When rotors are properly resurfaced by a shop, they use a special brake rotor lathe which not only takes some material off the surface and leaves the rotor balanced all the way around... but also cuts a visible cross-etched pattern into the surface of the rotor.

It's too bad new Brembo rotors have to cost soo much. I remember the days of daily driving my 240SX... and it was cheaper to just buy new rotors for that thing thing to resurface the ones that were on it already.
 
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Check your chilten's manual guys...it will speak volumes more than I can type here about why you need to turn your rotors everytime you put new pads
 
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this is a plot by rotor manufacturers to use up your rotors faster.

much like the bigger openings on toothpaste and shampoo to make you use it up faster.

the stock g rotors would take two turnings untill they were too thin and need to be replaced.

with ceramic pads they would not need turning and just might last forever
 
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