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Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:12 pm 
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Can someone tell me if it's a big task to change the front discs? I just picked up a set of slotted dbas today and some new pads as the front brakes are just about cactus. Will I require any special tools or anything?

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:18 pm 
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You do not need to buy any special tools as far as i remember. Also go buy a handbook. Very helpful.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:04 pm 
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very straight forward to change. but being the brakes, when in doubt, ask a pro

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:11 pm 
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Peice of piss, wheel off, two bolts, push caliper up, push old pad in, new pads on, disc off, replace, I did mine in a hour, including wheel bearings, in a hotel car park, just with basic tools, and a tool for pushing caliper piston in, 10 bucks from repco.
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Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:41 pm 
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Peice of piss, wheel off, two bolts, push caliper up, push old pad in, new pads on, disc off, replace, I did mine in a hour, including wheel bearings, in a hotel car park, just with basic tools, and a tool for pushing caliper piston in, 10 bucks from repco.

Hmmmm, doesn't sound too bad! You reckon even the mongoloids like me could do it?
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Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:48 pm 
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for sure, its definetly not rocket science.
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Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:38 pm 
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should you get new wheel bearings or does re-packing with fresh grease suffice on the ones that are already on there?

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:13 pm 
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Depends whether they are still any good, I did cause i didnt want to pull off the wheel disc etc again, while its all off, might as well do them, or at least tighten/adjust them up. Check whether they have any play before taking your wheels off.
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Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:16 pm 
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Wheel bearings were done about 20,000km ago so they be fine. So does the disc just slide over the studs?

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:55 pm 
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I did mine a few months ago.. For the price, best to put new wheel bearings in while ya got it all apart.. Not a hard job at all..

DBA slotted are defiantly worth the upgrade too ;)

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:08 pm 
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Yep, just slides over them, even mongoose could do that!!!!
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Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:17 pm 
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too easy, cheers fellas!

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 4:21 pm 
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From memory when i done the front discs on my el the hub and disc are a single item not seperate like ba's so it takes a little longer as you have to pack new bearings and adjust preload.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:11 pm 
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oh? so it's not just undo, slide off old, slide on new, do up and away you go?

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:43 pm 
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The brake rotor is also the wheel hub, your new rotors should have the bearing caps already pressed into position so its not hard to regrease the original bearings if they're in good nick.
A mongoloid with a shifter can do this job though it pays to have the correct size spanners.
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