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Old 05-26-2009, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by jaholmes View Post
I am getting ready to do this. I am a little confused where the brake grease goes. Is it between the piston and the brake pad itself, or does the grease go between the backing plate and the brake pad.
What happens if you put the grease between the pads and the rotor?
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:15 PM
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What happens if you put the grease between the pads and the rotor?
Your stopping distances will get MUCH shorter.....





Not!
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:04 AM
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LOL !!
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:38 AM
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The XZN bit (triple-square) was purchased through Snap-on.com
Is it just a standard ZXN 16mm socket for the rear caliper bolts?
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:47 AM
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The XZN 16mm socket bit that is shown in the link worked perfectly. Whether it is standard or not, I'm not sure.
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:29 PM
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For what did you use the XZN 16mm socket bit? Did you remove the caliper completely?
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:45 AM
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The XZN bit is used to remove the rear caliper. If you are not replacing the rotor (just installing pads), the caliper does NOT need to be removed.
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Old 05-30-2009, 05:20 PM
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Default Where to source brake job tool bits in Canada?

Am doing pads and rotors on friends Turbo and we have sourced a T-50 6-point from Sears but NOBODY (Napa, Crap Tire, Auto Value, Princess, Parts Source) in Calgary seems to have a T-50 12 point nor the XZN 16mm triple square bit. Ideas??
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Old 05-30-2009, 05:43 PM
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Snapon.com ... you'll have it in a couple of days.

Hell, even Amazon sells a XZN kit:
http://www.amazon.com/Vim-Products-V...3716244&sr=8-1

I believe Canada is still in the free world - FedEx and UPS should still ship there.
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Thanks. Local Snap-On guy has these indeed however, Snap-On doesn't call it a T-50 rather needs a size in mm. What is that size for the 12 point small bit?
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Old 07-05-2009, 07:25 PM
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Just finished the front pads and rotors. Went with StopTech slotted, and Hawk HPS high performance street pads. Being my first time I was skeptical of all the how easy it is comments. Two hours and I was done with both. Biggest issue I had was getting a 21mm socket, eventually just bought a 19-24 set at walmart. So FYI to 18ZR CTT's, you need a 21mm socket to get the caliper off.
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Old 07-06-2009, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by s4treg View Post
Just finished the front pads and rotors. Went with StopTech slotted, and Hawk HPS high performance street pads. Being my first time I was skeptical of all the how easy it is comments. Two hours and I was done with both. Biggest issue I had was getting a 21mm socket, eventually just bought a 19-24 set at walmart. So FYI to 18ZR CTT's, you need a 21mm socket to get the caliper off.
Awesome! Good for you.

Let us know how the slotted rotors work w/ the Hawk pads.
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:12 AM
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I just changed out the brakes and rotors on the front end of my '06 Cayenne S. The write-up was excellent, and if you have ever changed out pads/rotors on any Porsche, the Cayenne was the easiest!

I bought all my parts at Suncoast in Portland and with and all in (shipping) - the price was within spitting distance of sourcing bits and pieces here and there (I'm a fan).
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Originally Posted by David944s2 View Post
I just changed out the brakes and rotors on the front end of my '06 Cayenne S. The write-up was excellent, and if you have ever changed out pads/rotors on any Porsche, the Cayenne was the easiest!

I bought all my parts at Suncoast in Portland and with and all in (shipping) - the price was within spitting distance of sourcing bits and pieces here and there (I'm a fan).
Just to be clear isn't Suncoast in Florida and Sunset in Oregon?
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:58 PM
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Just to be clear isn't Suncoast in Florida and Sunset in Oregon?
You are correct.
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