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Well this weekend when i wasnt on here, or BBQing, or watching Arizona getting beat. I put new dimpled, slotted, EBC rotors, and red stuff pads. I previously used green stuff and wihile ok I wanted even better braking perf. So moved up to Red Stuuf and theyre alot better for the short driving Ive done(still breaking in the pads). I also gound, scrubbed and thoroughly cleaned the heck out of the calipers and slides. Then painted with Dupli color red caliper paint for that detailed custom performance brake look without the high cost of them...All in all spent $540 for front and rear calipers and rotors, including paint and 12 pack of beer and 2 afternoons..
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dandy work on your project brutal! See if you notice an increase in the brake dust from the green. I recall the reds that I was using were pretty dusty boogers. Did you repaint the caliper 'spring/clip'or just clean it up really good?
 
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That looks slick, and draws attention to a really nice set of wheels.

Pic #1 is the example for the "How come they say I need new rotors?" crowd. Those look about 1/4" skinny.
 
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Looks awesome! Got any pics that aren't quite as zoomed in?
 
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Funny I did the same thing to my Jag,My car is Jet black and that Red really pop,s out.Stock rally 19" wheels
 
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That is really nice, that is on my list too!
 
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While your at it you might think about putting Nitrogen in your tires if you havent already.
 
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While your at it you might think about putting Nitrogen in your tires if you havent already.
actually I use helium, its lighter and reduces unsprung weight, results in better braking, acceleration, and economy....
 
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Lookin good Brutal
I actually quite like the red calipers although when I done mine I opted for silver and the stock look....I know how much time n effort goes into that job, but sooo worth it.
 
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Looks Great! How difficult is it to change the rotors and pads? I know your a tech so you have probably done it a billion times, but compared to a domestic car, similar procedure or is there a special trick? I remember hearing that some foreign cars have pistons that need to be screwed in rather than recompressed.

JTIS for my year, 03, looks like a standard brake change for the fronts however no specifics on reseting the pistons. Rears look a little more difficult, have to adjust the parking brake check brake runoff.
 

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looks great! How difficult is it to change the rotors and pads? I know your a tech so you have probably done it a billion times, but compared to a domestic car, similar procedure or is there a special trick? I remember hearing that some foreign cars have pistons that need to be screwed in rather than recompressed.

Jtis for my year, 03, looks like a standard brake change for the fronts however no specifics on reseting the pistons. Rears look a little more difficult, have to adjust the parking brake check brake runoff.
its easy, well for me, and i assume for someone alittle mech inclined, on screw in pistons in the rear you need the tool to do it avail to buy or borrow from most auto parts stores. No you dont have to reset park brake, it self adjust next application. The trick i employ when doing piston retraction is to open bleeder screw with a piece of vacuum hose slipped over valve to a drain bucket, open it to allow the piston to go in much easier and not force dirty fluid back up into system. Then before you close it pop the hose hose off and allow to dribble a couple seconds to purge any small air bubbles that may have gone into the top when you released pressure screwing in pistons. Lube slides with brake grease and your reassemble all and your done. Everything is pretty straightforward, bolts, nuts, blah blah blah.....
if you paint expect to spend hours scubbing and cleaning first to have so clean youde lick it, then you can paint it, or the paint wont stay for long....prep prep prep
 
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Thanks for the tips, my brakes aren't dead yet but its good info to have since one day they will be and anyway I can save money is a good thing! I have had my eyes on those ebc rotors and was wondering how they are, they look loads better atleast!

I presume the front caliper pistons are compression type and the rears are screw in or are they all screw in?
 

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if you have electronic park brake, theyre screw in, in the rear, otherwise theyre all push in.
 
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looks good brutal.. iv used those same ebc rotors on previous cars, with the green stuff pads, let me know how the reds are. also, if theres more/less brake dust..
 
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brake dust is bout the same, but the braking is way better, so much that Ill be changing out the green stuff from my supercharged truck and going to the red stuff on it too
 
 
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