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Old 07-26-2010, 08:06 AM
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Default DIY - changing brakes (video tutorial)

Howdy gang, when I changed brakes a month or so ago, I took video with the intent of making video tutorials. Well, I stayed up late last night and finally got them done!

Changing front brakes (2 parts):






Changing rear brakes and adjusting parking brake (1 part, but it's kind of a follow-on to the front brake videos):




And, I had to deal with some stripped heads on the philips screws that hold on the brake rotor - so I did a video of my method of drilling them out.




Enjoy! I hope they're helpful!
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Great tutorial Van! Great asset for everyone.
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Damn, who put the rotor screw in????

Nice job making some vids.
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Planning on a brake job this fall. Thanks for taking the time to do this video series! I'll be watching it again soon.
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Thanks a bunch for taking the time for film edit and post - truly appreciated!
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nice vid.... good thing they made the screws with aluminum.
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Originally Posted by LVDell View Post
Damn, who put the rotor screw in????
Dell, those rotors had been on the car a long time - and I drive it year round. Interesting, all 4 screws on the driver's side (2x front and back) needed to be drilled. The passenger ones came out OK.
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Great video. Can you please provide the approximate cost of the rotors and pads?
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Rotors from Suncoast were $750~ish. Pads are pretty fancy track pads at about $300/set. While not in the video, I also did stainless steel brake lines and an SFR fluid flush. All told it was about $2k in parts for me.
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Rotors from Suncoast were $750~ish. Pads are pretty fancy track pads at about $300/set. While not in the video, I also did stainless steel brake lines and an SFR fluid flush. All told it was about $2k in parts for me.
Stock rotors Van? I need to change my rotors as well.
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Stock rotors Van? I need to change my rotors as well.
Yep stock Porsche rotors from Sunset. Brake pads are Pagid Yellow (RS29s) - which I'm very happy with.
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Searching around and looks like Sunset has the best pricing for rotors....even cheaper than Zimmermans (OEM Manufacturer).
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Any experience with these? (seem too good to be true)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/PORSC...Q5fAccessories

this seller sells fronts for 80 and rears for 140. Made by BALO? and OPTIMUM/API?
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Do not skimp on rotors! They are cheap enough as it is and unless you are hard tracking, they will last a long time. Brakes is not a place to cut corners.
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I agree with Dell 100%
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