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Old 10 Sep 2005, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Need help fitting front pads & disks

Went to the garage today n been told I need new front brake pads & discs...

Anyone recommend any & where from?
Reasonable price please :wink:

Also, anyone got an "idiots" guide on fitting them?
I'm willing to have a go :wink:
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Old 10 Sep 2005, 03:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I got some cheap ones from ggr via ebay, they seem ok.

Take your wheel off, remove circlips on pad securing pins, knock out pins, remove the 2 fixing bolts round the back off the caliper, and drop the caliper down. Try and take your disc off, if its rusted on the get a hammer and smack the sh*t out of the disc, hit it on the corner/edge where the wheel bolts on and it should just pop off. Refit, disc and caliper, push the pistons back using a couple of screwdrivers, refit pads, pins and circlips, fit the wheel, take for a very steady drive and bed the brakes in. And before you push the pistons back, remove the brake fluid reservoir cap and put a rag, or a load of tissue over the top.
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For taking off the discs you can also use the two bolt holes on the hub... Just put in a bolt and tighten it in until it pushes the disc off... :wink:
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Old 10 Sep 2005, 05:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Need help fitting front pads & disks

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Went to the garage today n been told I need new front brake pads & discs...

Anyone recommend any & where from?
Reasonable price please :wink:

Also, anyone got an "idiots" guide on fitting them?
I'm willing to have a go :wink:
Think we may have a pait of TarOx (DISCS) coming over from shaz *(auction) ill try and get some more info...
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Old 10 Sep 2005, 06:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Need help fitting front pads & disks

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Went to the garage today n been told I need new front brake pads & discs...

Anyone recommend any & where from?
Reasonable price please :wink:

Also, anyone got an "idiots" guide on fitting them?
I'm willing to have a go :wink:
Bring it down my way mate as I need to do mine.

We can be two idiots together trying to work it out
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louby , where you bin hiding duk ??????


great to see you back on board .................. 8) 8)
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louby , where you bin hiding duk ??????


great to see you back on board .................. 8) 8)
I just been let out

Btw nice butt you got their mr freeze :wink:
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louby , where you bin hiding duk ??????


great to see you back on board .................. 8) 8)
I just been let out

Btw nice butt you got their mr freeze :wink:
everybody says that lou , it must be my age ...........
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louby , where you bin hiding duk ??????


great to see you back on board .................. 8) 8)
I just been let out

Btw nice butt you got their mr freeze :wink:
everybody says that lou , it must be my age ...........
You must be so proud as thats a great butt for a 50 year old, buzz must be so jealous
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louby , where you bin hiding duk ??????
great to see you back on board .................. 8) 8)
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everybody says that lou , it must be my age ...........
You must be so proud as thats a great butt for a 50 year old, buzz must be so jealous
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I got some cheap ones from ggr via ebay, they seem ok.

Take your wheel off, remove circlips on pad securing pins, knock out pins, remove the 2 fixing bolts round the back off the caliper, and drop the caliper down. Try and take your disc off, if its rusted on the get a hammer and smack the sh*t out of the disc, hit it on the corner/edge where the wheel bolts on and it should just pop off. Refit, disc and caliper, push the pistons back using a couple of screwdrivers, refit pads, pins and circlips, fit the wheel, take for a very steady drive and bed the brakes in. And before you push the pistons back, remove the brake fluid reservoir cap and put a rag, or a load of tissue over the top.
How you mean put a rag or tissue in the brake fluid reservoir? why?!
Do I need to bleed the brake after the removal of the calipers?! :x
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alright mate, remember to scrub the hub clean of any dirt or rust or there will be a danger of warping new disks rapidly. cheers H :wink:


dont think i explained that to clearly there,
the mateing face where the disc sits on the flat surface of the hub needs to be spottless,
if there is any dirt there the disc does not spin true and quickly comes warping, in fact give it a good sand anyway. also i just bought and fitted a set of GGR 295mm discs + lucas pads £99 off ebay (im no late braker so they will do me,they also done two grooved and drilled discs for £100 + £20 for the pads. i coulnt find better for money.
cant give an opinion on them just yet as still bedding them in( they reckon 150miles of easy braking, im at 70 so far)

4 pot calipers are really easy to work on,take out pads then two bolts which are easily reached with a spanner and they can be tied up out the road to get disc off. i would think about changeing fluid also.
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alright mate, remember to scrub the hub clean of any dirt or rust or there will be a danger of warping new disks rapidly. cheers H :wink:


dont think i explained that to clearly there,
the mateing face where the disc sits on the flat surface of the hub needs to be spottless,
if there is any dirt there the disc does not spin true and quickly comes warping, in fact give it a good sand anyway. also i just bought and fitted a set of GGR 295mm discs + lucas pads £99 off ebay (im no late braker so they will do me,they also done two grooved and drilled discs for £100 + £20 for the pads. i coulnt find better for money.
cant give an opinion on them just yet as still bedding them in( they reckon 150miles of easy braking, im at 70 so far)

4 pot calipers are really easy to work on,take out pads then two bolts which are easily reached with a spanner and they can be tied up out the road to get disc off. i would think about changeing fluid also.
Cheers for the advice mate, so do I need to bleed the brakes?
If so HOW ops: lol
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£5 from halfords mate, its called an easy bleed, just pop this over the nipple, loosen nipple half a turn then make sure you have plenty of fluid in resovoir then sit in car and give peddle slow but smooth pumps to the floor, do it till there is no bubbles trapped in clear pipe of the easy bleed
its fool proof :wink:
then tighten nipple when satisfied no air is left.
these things come with instructions
also i dont think you should bleed the brakes if you are just pushing the pistons back in to fit new pads.
i would replace fluid if it over two years old, then you need to bleed till reservoir is almost empty and refill with new gear(i used synthetic 5.1, i hope i was right because either dot5.0 or dot 5.1 is crap but i cant remember so i guessed and bought 5.1 hope someone can shed some light on this) then bleed all brakes after new pads + discs are on till new fluid is through( bleed about 250ml per caliper to be sure)
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£5 from halfords mate, its called an easy bleed, just pop this over the nipple, loosen nipple half a turn then make sure you have plenty of fluid in resovoir then sit in car and give peddle slow but smooth pumps to the floor, do it till there is no bubbles trapped in clear pipe of the easy bleed
its fool proof :wink:
then tighten nipple when satisfied no air is left.
these things come with instructions
Cheers mate, will have a look
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