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Old 04-13-2013, 01:24 PM   #15
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good work monchy! going to bookmark this for the future!
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:26 PM   #16
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Great job on the write up. This is on my list of things to do once I need a new set of brakes. Not sure when that will be, at my current highway driving habit, might be a few years yet.
I would not worry... I have my car 2 years and when I took the factory pads off they still almost new... I just want the ceramic ones...
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:37 PM   #17
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got mine installed and got to say there is a big difference with the Hawk HPS pads. I will be posting my pictures and other things in my build thread
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:21 PM   #18
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Just go to Sears they have a special on craftsmen tools...

PS: the brake pad spreader is very handy! Only cost $8 on AutoZone...
I never knew they made such a tool. I always used a C clamp and the old pads. That tool is too cool and convienant. Guess I am picking one of those up soon. Thank - you.


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I would not worry... I have my car 2 years and when I took the factory pads off they still almost new... I just want the ceramic ones...
LOL.......Yeah I think I need to just pull the trigger on this one. Thinking about it my wife drives a 06 trail Blazer with 100K miles on it and I wnet to do the brakes last summer and asked why. The pads still had over half the life still left on them.

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got mine installed and got to say there is a big difference with the Hawk HPS pads. I will be posting my pictures and other things in my build thread
That is good to hear. Adding this to my for sure next mods list.

Thanks guys. ..........
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:25 PM   #19
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I never knew they made such a tool. I always used a C clamp and the old pads. That tool is too cool and convienant. Guess I am picking one of those up soon. Thank - you.




LOL.......Yeah I think I need to just pull the trigger on this one. Thinking about it my wife drives a 06 trail Blazer with 100K miles on it and I wnet to do the brakes last summer and asked why. The pads still had over half the life still left on them.



That is good to hear. Adding this to my for sure next mods list.

Thanks guys. ..........
I only had 5430 miles and 3 and a half years on my rotors and pads so they were basically brand new. It would have taken me another 10 years before i had to replace them from wear So i ordered the Rotors because they were on sale and Patrick From GM parts House gave me a great deal on the Hawk HPS pads.

Heres is link to my post of the pads and rotors
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...=238881&page=2
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:19 PM   #20
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Went to install my rotors and pads today.........TOTAL DISASTER!!!!!!!!!!!

After 2 and a half hours I only got the front two rotors done and that was it. I had an extremely hard time trying to get my pads to fit over the dam rotor so eventually I gave up and just used the stock pads. My stock rotors were really rusted on so I managed to break them loose with a hammer hitting the back side of it. I tried to do the rear ones but have problems breaking the rust on that since I couldn't freely rotate it like on the front so I gave up (and yes the emergency brake was off)...I am just really pissed I couldn't do everything at once. Now I'll have to do it all over again lol. Btw the pads I bought that were too thick to fit over my slotted/drilled rotors are the Hawk HPS.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:26 PM   #21
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Went to install my rotors and pads today.........TOTAL DISASTER!!!!!!!!!!!

After 2 and a half hours I only got the front two rotors done and that was it. I had an extremely hard time trying to get my pads to fit over the dam rotor so eventually I gave up and just used the stock pads. My stock rotors were really rusted on so I managed to break them loose with a hammer hitting the back side of it. I tried to do the rear ones but have problems breaking the rust on that since I couldn't freely rotate it like on the front so I gave up (and yes the emergency brake was off)...I am just really pissed I couldn't do everything at once. Now I'll have to do it all over again lol. Btw the pads I bought that were too thick to fit over my slotted/drilled rotors are the Hawk HPS.
Did you use WD-40? I have the same problem with 2003 Mazda 6 but soaked in WD-40 and hammer in the center go it loose... And I don't get why the pads don't fit? Did you push the pistons all the way in?
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:30 PM   #22
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Did you use WD-40? I have the same problem with 2003 Mazda 6 but soaked in WD-40 and hammer in the center go it loose... And I don't get why the pads don't fit? Did you push the pistons all the way in?
Yea I'll have to go out and get some WD-40. I thought so? I took the caliber apart (which is effing heavy btw) and put the pads on with the frame of the caliber bolted back onto the car and then the rest of it wouldn't fit over the pads, idk I'll have to hit up a club member for some help lol.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:16 PM   #23
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Yea I'll have to go out and get some WD-40. I thought so? I took the caliber apart (which is effing heavy btw) and put the pads on with the frame of the caliber bolted back onto the car and then the rest of it wouldn't fit over the pads, idk I'll have to hit up a club member for some help lol.
WD-40 always before start loosing parts always make it easier... about the pads sound like the pistons need to go back in more... there's no reason for not fitting only if there not belong on the car...
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:54 PM   #24
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Idk haha ill figure it out next week or something.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:58 PM   #25
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A buddy and I did this today w/ R1 slotted rotors. I have <11k on stock pads, 80% thickness left so I re-used them. Is that a problem?? I read good and bad about mixing new rotors/old pads.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:50 PM   #26
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A buddy and I did this today w/ R1 slotted rotors. I have <11k on stock pads, 80% thickness left so I re-used them. Is that a problem?? I read good and bad about mixing new rotors/old pads.
only thing i heard is if the pattern on the old pads is uneven can make noise other than that i think is ok...
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:07 PM   #27
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Very helpful! Thanks!
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:53 AM   #28
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Monchy36; As long as I remove the cap from the Master Cylinder, does that mean there is no need for me to bleed the brake lines?
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