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Old 28-May-2006, 01:42 AM
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brake pads

can this be a DIY or is better to gt it done somewherE? EK civic
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Old 28-May-2006, 03:04 AM
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diy for sure... mad easy for anyone who is a little mechanically inclined.
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Old 28-May-2006, 09:42 AM
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easy get a manual....and also save yourself a headache and put new rotors on there while your at it
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Old 28-May-2006, 10:35 AM
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its literally 4 bolts and 2 screws.

THe hardest part would be the 2 set screws on the rotor. See if you can get an impact driver for those..makes it easy as pie
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Old 28-May-2006, 12:55 PM
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ya very easy as chris said try to get an impact driver for the set screws and im pretty sure its a number 2 phillips bit for the set screws....but if your not replacing or taking your rotors off you dont need to worry about those
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Old 28-May-2006, 01:04 PM
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whoops.. i thought he said front brakes. In that case.. doing your pads is easy as pie. You'll need a 12mm and a 17mm. If you have a torque wrench.. the specs are 18 ft lbs for the 12mms and 80 ft lbs for the saddle bolts (i believe). Don't over tighten the 12mm bolts.. i've seen them snap.
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Old 28-May-2006, 06:09 PM
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how would i know whether to change the rotors or not?
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Old 28-May-2006, 06:15 PM
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you can tell by driving. If you feel the steering wheel shake under braking.. the rotors are warped. If you had a mic' and could measure the thickness that would be great. There's also runout..

but basically.. just look at them and if they have vary thicknesses and look worn down and have are scoured, change them
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Old 28-May-2006, 06:57 PM
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Originally posted by chris_si98
you can tell by driving. If you feel the steering wheel shake under braking.. the rotors are warped.
*correction*
a warped rotor will cause brake pedal vibration when braking
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Old 28-May-2006, 07:03 PM
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Originally posted by Joe_98Si


*correction*
a warped rotor will cause brake pedal vibration when braking

actually it'll do both, smart guy. Go read the text book
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Old 28-May-2006, 07:06 PM
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do not question my knowledge lol i did see u get 96% on the Braking System exam
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whats the diff b/w blank and slootted/ cross drilled rotors...
and would you stay OEM pads or go for that KVR stuff that teknotic has..
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Old 28-May-2006, 08:11 PM
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blank rotors are just the flat surface rotors like your stock ones, cross drilled rotors have a cross drilled hole pattern in them to dissipate heat better, same thing with slotted but slotted rotors will eat your pads up
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Old 28-May-2006, 08:21 PM
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Originally posted by Joker
whats the diff b/w blank and slootted/ cross drilled rotors...
and would you stay OEM pads or go for that KVR stuff that teknotic has..
don't bother. Unless you have an upgraded motor.. OEM is just fine. I would stick with blank rotors. Cheaper, last longer and it'll feel just the same as cross drilled/slotted
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Old 28-May-2006, 08:50 PM
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yea.. i just need oem replacements.. stock motor.. i dont feeel any shaking when braking.. how often do the rotors have to be change3d.?

would you be able to give ma hand.. maybe we can write up a DIY?
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Old 28-May-2006, 09:19 PM
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sure wouldn't mind.

Where you located?
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Old 28-May-2006, 10:56 PM
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go to ct and get soem certifed pads and rotors cheap easy and good

or get the monroe pads I have used them and liked them
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partosurce has these thermoquiet pads by WAGNER.. anyone heard of them?

i believe i am going to usemy OEM rotors unless they are gone
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Old 11-Jun-2006, 12:38 AM
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i can tell that my fronts need changine cause i hear them screeching mildly .. how would i know whteher the rears need changing also?
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