: Any brake tips?



JeffB13
03-29-13, 01:11 PM
I just ordered new rotors and pads, should be here mid next week. Any tips or tricks for replacing them? I've done brakes before on my Silverado and installed C5 vette rotors and calipers on my 1970 vette, just wondering if there is anything special about these before I get everything tore apart.

Centric High Carbon Rotors F 125.62075 R 125.62076
Stoptech Street Performance Pads F 309.10010 R 309.10530

TimmyC
03-29-13, 07:46 PM
Nope, it's pretty simple.

JeffB13
03-30-13, 01:08 AM
Thanks, good to know.

PGA2B
03-30-13, 10:31 AM
Since you are doing rotors also, don't forget the allen set screw on the hat portion of the rotors.

JeffB13
03-30-13, 04:07 PM
hmmm, where is the setscrew and what size allen do I need? I haven't pulled the wheel off yet.

PGA2B
03-30-13, 07:00 PM
You will see them. They hold the rotor to the hub. Sorry but I can't remember what size it was but I do remember I had one so it can't be any weird size.

CShiv
03-30-13, 09:13 PM
It's a torx bit either t27 or t25 can't remember

JeffB13
04-08-13, 04:01 PM
In case anyone else is reading this, the front caliper bolts are 19mm, the rears are 18mm. The Torx that holds on the rotors is a T30.

I replaced the pads and rotors over the weekend and I must say, what a big difference. The stoptech brakes are solid and feel great.

Berger 93
04-08-13, 05:03 PM
You will laugh at how easy the pad change is . . .