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Yellow Camaro 05-30-2013 02:07 PM

Can anyone help me install brakes?
 
Hey, I always see people here offering to help with various mods and such...

Is anyone willing to help me throw some new pads on my SS? There's a DIY floating around somewhere, and it looks super easy, I'm just terrified I'll get it dismantled and then not be able to put it back together, or do something wrong and they break (as opposed to brake, lol).

The reasons I ask is because a) I'd really like to see exactly how it is done so I can do it next time versus just paying somebody, and b) my options for paying a shop may be limited because I want to provide the pads (I'll only use Hawks, for a lot of reasons).

Beer or some dough not an issue...

2010CamaroRS 05-30-2013 02:10 PM

Talk to Chevy3!

NH 2012 SS/RS 05-30-2013 03:02 PM

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When are you looking?
Last weekend I did a cold air intake and Technostalgia Camaro LED Sequential Taillights in my buddies car. He came up from Arlington, MA.

I'm just west of Manchester.
BTW, do you still have your polished wheels for sale? I remember you posting about them back in Feb? I pm'ed you about them....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH8zC...ature=youtu.be


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Happy_Dan 05-30-2013 04:06 PM

If you don't mind coming to Manchester, NH area, I would be happy to help too. We can use my garage with lift and I have tools.

Northeast Rod Run 05-30-2013 11:38 PM

You looking to do all 4 or just the fronts?

chevy 3 05-31-2013 07:30 AM

We can do them this weekend if you have time. Brake pads aren't very hard and take more time getting the wheel off. If a member closer to you can't help just pm me a d we can hook up.

FiLTHy PHiL SS/RS 05-31-2013 12:18 PM

Looks like you're covered

molloni 05-31-2013 01:03 PM

I don't have the SS brakes, but my buddy in RI did them on his and he said they were super easy as well. Like Charlie said, getting the car up on jackes and taking the wheels off takes more time than actually doing the brakes themselves. Do the calipers even have to come off to change the pads?

LIM3 05-31-2013 01:05 PM

Wow this was cool.
C5 is awesome.
Sadly, no one in SF is cool haha.

JohnnyO911 05-31-2013 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by molloni (Post 6612179)
I don't have the SS brakes, but my buddy in RI did them on his and he said they were super easy as well. Like Charlie said, getting the car up on jackes and taking the wheels off takes more time than actually doing the brakes themselves. Do the calipers even have to come off to change the pads?

You can swap the pads without taking off the calipers but I think you need to remove the calipers if you're going to resurface the rotors.

Yellow Camaro 05-31-2013 04:20 PM

Thanks guys!

Manchester would be fine, I go up to Norm's Detailing there occasionally anyway!

I'm not sure where you are at chevy 3, but it would be great to see you again and I'm sure it would be worth the trip.

To answer the other questions- I think it makes sense to do all 4, I bought them already. The stockers are in there now, but I wanted Hawks because they were great on my GTO (less dust, etc). My understanding is you do NOT take the calipers off. I also read that you didn't need to do the rotors? So I didn't plan to, but I will if I should. Advice?

Oh, and about my polished wheels. I didn't realize I forgot to reply. I am planning to swap my wheels, and had purchased some new ones, but got jerked around on the widths of the rears and ended up cancelling. I am still trying to make a change and will get rid of mine.

gutterball 05-31-2013 08:14 PM

it's a fun ride to Charlie's place, winding back roads by the Lake

eb_SS 05-31-2013 08:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by molloni (Post 6612179)
I don't have the SS brakes, but my buddy in RI did them on his and he said they were super easy as well. Like Charlie said, getting the car up on jackes and taking the wheels off takes more time than actually doing the brakes themselves. Do the calipers even have to come off to change the pads?

I'm the buddy from RI (I think).

Here is a video changing out the pads from Brembo's on an EVO. Its the same way for Camaro Brembos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHgzwTqiYrs

eb_SS 05-31-2013 08:52 PM

And here is the thread with the PDFs

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=97170


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