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Hi

I'm a bit of a do it yourselfer. I have jacks and do my own oil/filter. Even did the power window once. Never again lol.

But I'd like to try my front brakes. Will I need to grind the rotors too? Do I need to bleed the brakes.

Tips appreciated

THANKS
 

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for the brake pads , its just 2 bolts holding the caliper
check the rotor it should have a flat surface , if it's wavy i would get it resurfaced
no need to bleed the brakes, have a c clamp to compress the pistons on the caliper because the new pads are thicker than the worn out ones...
good luck
 

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for the brake pads , its just 2 bolts holding the caliper
check the rotor it should have a flat surface , if it's wavy i would get it resurfaced
no need to bleed the brakes, have a c clamp to compress the pistons on the caliper because the new pads are thicker than the worn out ones...
good luck
Thanks..do you recommend semi matallic pads or ceramic?
 

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Semi metallic are noisier, produce more dust and wear faster, but they perform better IMO. I've found ceramic to take heat better but don't perform as well cold.
 
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