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      02-24-2014, 09:31 AM   #1
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Brake install - should I tackle it myself?

I haven't done brakes since my old LS1, which was probably close to 10 years ago. I'm not entirely confident in my abilities any more since I really haven't wrenched on a car since then, aside from basic maintenance. Do I attempt it myself? How much time (and potential frustration lol) am I looking at?

If it's pretty simple, any volunteers to help for a nice bottle of booze???
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      02-24-2014, 11:07 AM   #2
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You can do it with a friend in about 2 hours max. Not super difficult.
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I find replacing brake pads on my 335 to be very easy (easiest out of all cars I've owned). Two big bolts from the calipers will get the pads out
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Yep, I just read some more on install last night and it doesn't seem complicated at all.
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Tackled the brake job this weekend. Wasn't terribly difficult. Took me about a little over 2 hours in total. I took my time on the first side to make sure I wasn't missing anything, then did the other side in roughly 40 minutes. A couple things gave me some issues initially, most notably the anti-vibration clip...until I figured out how to properly do it lol.
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Friggin nailed it when I quoted 2 hours.
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Except I did mine solo :smug:
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Except I did mine solo :smug:
Well aren't you special
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I certainly have been called special before, but probably not in that context!

An extra set of hands (and brain lol) certainly would have been nice
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