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Old 02-13-09, 07:58 PM   #1
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By popular demand, here it is - the javyLSU DIY guide to changing your brakes! Here we go...



















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Old 02-13-09, 08:03 PM   #2
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That's it, you're done! Thanks to Nick (nwhuey) for being my photographer and being the lucky recipient of a free brake job.

I'd say the 350 is a tiny bit easier since you don't have to remove the caliper to access the pads, but it's still a very simple, quick job that can save you hundreds of dollars over getting this done at the dealerrship. I hope you all find this useful!

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Old 02-13-09, 08:13 PM   #3
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Great write up!
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Excellent write up, thank you! ^^
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Well done Javy!
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Excellent Work....
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leave all those tools out, i'm coming over so you can do my brakes.
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Finally~~~~ nice job javy
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Thank you for this!
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Old 02-13-09, 10:53 PM   #10
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A++ write up
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nice writeup javy!

now we need one for bbk swap. lol
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Old 02-13-09, 11:16 PM   #12
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Great writeup, and awesome pics...Thank you,

Few questions:
Can someone help explain why the brake rotor require grinding / resurfacing? I know it's from uneven wear, but what exactly causes this to occur? I guess you cant do brakes at home if this has occurred.

Also, I remember leaving the old brake pad in the caliper while using the C-clamp to push the piston back down, as I was told it could damage the piston from uneven pressure if pressed directly...(I figured the guy was being too picky, considering the caliper experiences extreme amounts of heat and pressure while in use, I am sure it could handle a little C-clamp pressure). Your thoughts would be great...
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great job
nice n clear pictures
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Thanks for the free brake job Javier (javy) too bad for the crappy weather. Awesome write-up didn't know you would post it so quickly haha.
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Definitely gonna need this, thanks for the write up! good work!
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