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Got my brembos and pads today and am planning on installing them on friday....is there any tips that you may heve for me? Are there any special tools that I should need? It looks fairly straight forward.
 

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Andy, I did mine last week. It is pretty straight. But when you go to remove the two screws that hold the rotor on use a phillips head that on the bottom of the handle there is a place to put a close ended wrench to get these out, muscling a regular phillips could strip the head of the screw. If you don't have this use vise grips attached mid-way on the shaft of the screwdriver and it will remove seemingly easy.
 

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Definitely have an impact driver for those screws, you don't want to strip those babies.
 

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ando said:
Got my brembos and pads today and am planning on installing them on friday....is there any tips that you may heve for me? Are there any special tools that I should need? It looks fairly straight forward.
I'd like to see that when you are done. How much if you don't mind me asking.
 

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HOLD UP!!!!!

don't put them BOTH on... either one or the other and break it in. THEN you put in the other one. if not, then the break in time will be longer if you put new pads and new rotors.
 

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Re: HOLD UP!!!!!

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don't put them BOTH on... either one or the other and break it in. THEN you put in the other one. if not, then the break in time will be longer if you put new pads and new rotors.
why do you say that?
either way it has to be broken in 250-500 miles...stock pads are not the best thing to use on new rotors (drilled/slotted).

I put mine on at the same time several years ago....and they did no harm...I just changed the pads a month and a half ago....and yes, I DO drive hard :)
 

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really? it was something i read from the old old board (not the recent one at legend.org) but i think it has something to do with using one old to make the new "rough" so that the break in time is less. so you wouldn't have two new smooth surfaces. shouldn't be any harm, but might take longer. my dad put new rotors and pads on my mom's car and when i breaked hard once before they were broken in, the steering wheel was like shaking. right now i just have axxis. get the ones from mr. wood later. :D
 

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I was always under the impression that you want new pads with new rotors, as old pads may be unevern and thus create uneven wear on the new rotor.
 

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The older pads will make the rotors break in unevenly. you should change the pads and rotors at the same time to ensure even wear for the break-in period.

SLOW DOWN YOUNG BUCK... take it easy for a few weeks and break those new slippers in easy and slow. A good woman deserves it and so should your legend. Holla!
 

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SLOW DOWN YOUNG BUCK... take it easy for a few weeks and break those new slippers in easy and slow. A good woman deserves it and so should your legend. Holla!
LOL, I wouldn't have it any other way.

I'd like to see that when you are done. How much if you don't mind me asking.
Cakedaddy -

It was $230 for a full set of rotors and $80 for PBR pads and $30 for shipping from raceconcepts. Still a lot cheaper than the stock. The rotors were $107 a piece from montano acura and pads were $105 for a full set.....screw that, plus it gives me some quality time to spend with my car. I will let you know when I am finished.

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ando said:


Cakedaddy -

It was $230 for a full set of rotors and $80 for PBR pads and $30 for shipping from raceconcepts. Still a lot cheaper than the stock. The rotors were $107 a piece from montano acura and pads were $105 for a full set.....screw that, plus it gives me some quality time to spend with my car. I will let you know when I am finished.

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Ando,

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sounds like a good deal. Montano Acura is a rip sometimes

thx.
 
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