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Old 05-30-2013, 01:07 PM   #1
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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...
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:10 PM   #2
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:02 PM   #3
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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....




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Old 05-30-2013, 03:06 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:38 PM   #5
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You looking to do all 4 or just the fronts?
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:30 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:18 AM   #7
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:03 PM   #8
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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?
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:05 PM   #9
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:37 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 05-31-2013, 03:20 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:14 PM   #12
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it's a fun ride to Charlie's place, winding back roads by the Lake
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:49 PM   #13
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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.

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Old 05-31-2013, 07:52 PM   #14
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And here is the thread with the PDFs

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=97170
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:11 PM   #15
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Camaro day at Dave's. I'd love to cruise with you out there if that's cool
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:29 PM   #16
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You are indeed
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:37 PM   #17
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:55 AM   #18
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I have a catch can, vararam, and black ice that i need to put on. Any chance I could get in on this mod day on Sunday?
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:20 AM   #19
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Is this a go for the weekend?
Let me know if you want to do it here, Dan's or someplace else.....
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I have a catch can, vararam, and black ice that i need to put on. Any chance I could get in on this mod day on Sunday?

Dont see why not, absolutely
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:03 AM   #20
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Same here, just let me who and ill get you an address. I can't do it today, have to go to my daughters, but tomorrow is fine. If not here, I may take a ride to wherever you decide tomorrow. I changed the pads on my ZL1 a while back. It was simple.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:03 AM   #21
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I'm in tomorrow!!

I have some childcare logistics I have to double check, so preferably not super early, but I can definitely swing it.

What kind of beer do you guys drink?
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:07 PM   #22
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I'm in. Give me address. I told Al that I'd go to airport tomarrow but I'm a man of my word. Give me an address a d a time and ill be there.
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:11 PM   #23
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:27 PM   #24
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IS that where we are going or you want to come here and use my lift?
I am good either way.
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im good going either place. I was thinking I could be there around 12 because I'm going to need to do a Mopar Combustion Chamber Cleaning first, and it'll take me some time to drive up after. Is that okay ?
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