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I got some new rotors and pads in and want to get the project done soon but i heard i might need a couple extra things. I dont know if a breaker bar of some kind is needed and are you suppose to replace a certain screw or allen screw in each new rotor. Thanks for any help and information on this!
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no... you need a allen key for the calipers and rotors. You will need to replace the bolt on the rotors.

All you need is the allen keys.

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no... you need a allen key for the calipers and rotors. You will need to replace the bolt on the rotors.

All you need is the allen keys.
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Ok thanks Alot! Is the bolt an allen style by any chance, because with the new rotors they gave me one of those with each one! Thanks
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yes they are allen style.

when i did my rotors, i stripped one of the allens, so i had to dremel it out. Be very careful with them

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You should put some antiseeze compound on the allen bolts when you put them back in or else the next time you change your rotors they will probably strip.

Also.. if for any reason you end up having to bleed your brakes you need 9mm and 8mm i beleive. i think 9 for the front and 8 for the back.

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I despriately need to bled my brake system out, god.
If you have time, try to do that while your at it.


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I despriately need to bled my brake system out, god.
If you have time, try to do that while your at it.
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Is that a hard thing to do? and how do you know when or if it need to done, is it something you can feel when your braking or what?!
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yes they are allen style.

when i did my rotors, i stripped one of the allens, so i had to dremel it out.* Be very careful with them
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If you don't have an allen key, a torx bit will work, unless it's rusted on. Oh, and a 16mm socket for the caliper bracket.

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unless you have the kit... you will need 2 ppl to bleed the brakes

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my gf's dad specializes in european cars and set that you don't need to bleed the brakes cause it automatically adjusts for you when you start driving. i dunno if this is true or not , if it is then hey, saves all of us a couple of minutes. can anyone shed some light on this...btw, what kind of rotors and pads did you get?
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my gf's dad specializes in european cars and set that you don't need to bleed the brakes cause it automatically adjusts for you when you start driving. i dunno if this is true or not , if it is then hey, saves all of us a couple of minutes. can anyone shed some light on this...btw, what kind of rotors and pads did you get?
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That would be nice! Me and a friend are doing it so i guess if i have to bleed them i can, i wouldnt really think you would have to?. I got the brembo drilled/slotted with the pbr metal master pads. If i could change one thing i probably would have gotten the ebc or whate green kevlar pads! ive heard really good things about those from dif people on here, but ill let ya know how the setup works once in installed!
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i wrote a good FAQ on how to change your brakes, check it out, and try using that for some guidance

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be carefull to not brake the sensors, they are a bit fragile


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