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      11-17-2013, 12:48 AM   #177
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      03-29-2014, 03:17 PM   #178
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Good thread. If I could offer a few suggestions since I just did my fronts with a set of hawk pads and cryo centric rotors from tirerack (which are still free shipping actually and so are hawk pads )

EDIT currently Tirerack is offering no shipping cost for ALL brake parts.

The best way to get the front rotors loose from the hubs (in addition to putting on some kind of nut release penetrating oil) is to put two long 3/8" extensions in the vent holes and work around one side then the other until it pops off.

Also, I would suggest putting in the outside pad first and then the inside pad into the piston. By putting the outside (sorry corrected) pad in the caliper guide, it will help stablize the caliper and caliper bracket when you are trying to put in the inside pad. If you do it the traditional way of inside pad first, it will be much more likely to slip out when you are sliding the caliper bracket forward to put in the front pad. I wrestled with the inside pad for an hour and never could get the outside to line up when i tried it after getting the inside pad in. The other way is just 5 mins.
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      08-29-2015, 06:56 PM   #179
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Nice, i will be using this. Thank you!
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      05-17-2016, 06:44 PM   #180
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I found that this task is pretty hard but I didn't use cable ties.
After messing with it for an hour I found that if you put your foot against the bottom tab, hold the top tab with one hand and use a thin, flat blade screwdriver by inserting it through the hole in the spring and catching the top of the pad (in the divot) you can get good leverage to catch the edge for the center tab. Once you catch the edge with the center tab, just give it a pop and she's in.
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Driver's side Front took me 2 hours, ended up separating the carrier and caliper to get the pads in. Spring took me over and hour alone.
Passenger Side front took me 45 mins and that included jacking the car up and removing the tire.
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Very good guide. I always find the hardest part is getting the old rotors off. It's like no matter how much antiseize you use, they still stick the next time you change them.
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