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Old 01-20-2008, 04:33 PM   #1
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New brakes for the S

She needed them... 54K on the original pads and rotors. Pads were toast, maybe 2mm left. Rotors had huge lips on the outside. New Zimmermans and Pagid Sport pads, but I did not install any vibration dampeners. After a quick bedding the thing stops on a dime. Easiest job in the world... given what the local shops charge, I paid myself over $100 an hour to drink coffee and beer, listen to music, play with the dog, and work in the garage. Nice.

Took a couple random pics along the way. Thought you all might enjoy them.




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Old 01-20-2008, 05:14 PM   #2
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Just finished the same job but added weltsmeister anti squeel liners on all four.
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Nice pics!
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:54 AM   #4
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You might want to paint the rotor hats.
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:22 AM   #5
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Tool that is a sore subject. I ordered rotors from performance parts, and they sent me the wrong ones. They sent drilled for a base car. Not paying attention I painted those rotor hats before realizing they were the wrong parts.

I needed to get this done immediately as the existing pads were down to the sensors, and the rotors were grooved badly.

When I do the rears, I'll be sure to paint those hats. I'll do the fronts at the same time.

Trust me, I'm normally VERY OCD about that stuff. This time I just got killed by the timing of it all.
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Really nice X!! Looks sweet!!

BTW, w/c racing jack is that??

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Really nice X!! Looks sweet!!

BTW, w/c racing jack is that??

DC,

thanks for the props, I sincerely hope I get to keep my Porsche, it's the only hobby/ toy I have. The jack is from here:

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=47246

Take it from a guy who has had back surgery, the 35 lbs is sweet, it's a very nice jack and it's all aluminum too which prevents the immediate rust most other brands suffer.
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Thanks for the link!
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Old 01-21-2008, 04:13 PM   #10
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Just wondering, did you replace the caliper bolts and tork them properly?

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Just wondering, did you replace the caliper bolts and tork them properly?

Torqued yes replaced....nope, IMHO they were just fine, as were the wear sensors and spring clips. I am going to push some fresh ATE super blue through the system with a motive then do the clutch on my pals lift in the spring.

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I also properly torqued the bolts but did not replace them. I have done this with my calipers on the race car probably 15 times now. I have not had a single instance of them ever coming loose.

Look up the price on those bolts! You'll never find any track person using a new set of bolts every time they change pads... you'd spend $30 extra an axle just on bolts!
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It's good to know the bolts can be re-used if needed. I did a complete brake job over he winter last year and did some extensive reading on it first. everywhere i looked they said to replace the bolts. I figured it was probably overkill but for a few extra bucks I knew I'd sleep better. The motive power leeder worked very well too.

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