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NorwayGT Feb 28, 7:39am - #113968 

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i have to get my breaks done. when i got an oil change they guy said that my break fluid was low, and my pads were worn out. do you guys replace them yourself, or do you all get it done at a shop. how much did it cost you guys?

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FPcelica Feb 28, 7:42am - #113969 
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i do it myself, if there is a job i can do i enjoy doin it and you that the quality of the work is good

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NorwayGT Feb 28, 7:44am - #113970 

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Originally Posted by FPcelica
i do it myself, if there is a job i can do i enjoy doin it and you that the quality of the work is good

what all do you have to buy?

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xmangt1 Feb 28, 8:04am - #113971 

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I need to get my brakes done too norwaygt
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Eric Mack Feb 28, 8:46am - #113972 

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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
i have to get my breaks done. when i got an oil change they guy said that my break fluid was low, and my pads were worn out. do you guys replace them yourself, or do you all get it done at a shop. how much did it cost you guys?


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Speed4TheNeed Feb 28, 5:25pm - #113973 

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brake fluid just pop ur Hood, find the cap that says "brake fluid" & fill to the line.

pads are easy to replace. unless your rotors are damaged all yoou should need to purchase are pads.

go to tirerack.com and purchase "green pads"...all 4 shouldnt cost more than $100 thumbsup
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Speed4TheNeed Feb 28, 5:26pm - #113974 

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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
brake fluid just pop ur Hood, find the cap that says "brake fluid" & fill to the line.

pads are easy to replace. unless your rotors are damaged all yoou should need to purchase are pads.

go to tirerack.com and purchase "green pads"...all 4 shouldnt cost more than $100 thumbsup


*all 2 sets shouldnt cost more than $50 (since you have a gt your rar drums won't require pads)
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eastsideyodi Feb 28, 11:28pm - #113975 
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speed is right, but add fluid to the brake reservoir after your done replacing your brake pads. dont forget to pump your brake pedal before you start rolling or you'll just keep on rolling. ehehehe
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beans Feb 28, 11:33pm - #113976 
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
i have to get my breaks done. when i got an oil change they guy said that my break fluid was low, and my pads were worn out. do you guys replace them yourself, or do you all get it done at a shop. how much did it cost you guys?



Do it yourself, the first time is hard coz you have to learn how to do it. But you'll save money and quality in the long run, well save money and get more quality.

Go to your local auto zone, pads are relatively cheap. For a good pair, they're 20 bucks.

go to the library and check out a chilton's manual
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NorwayGT Feb 28, 11:36pm - #113977 

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ive herd the term "bleeding the brakes" what that, and is it something i have to do?

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beans Feb 28, 11:39pm - #113978 
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nope, not for changing the pads
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beans Feb 28, 11:42pm - #113979 
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bleeding the brake line is only if you are upgrading the brake fluid and/or trying to get bubbles out of the brake line

bleeding is where you open a tap on the calipers and bleed the brake fluid from the reservoir through the caliper

it also requires two people unless you have a bleeding kit
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NorwayGT Feb 28, 11:45pm - #113980 

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k, so i think i want to get "green stuff" pads, and i saw these brembo rotors that were oem size. i cant fint the site anymore. you guys know where i can get this stuff?

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beans Feb 28, 11:51pm - #113981 
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Oh yeah, make sure the brake pads you get matches the rotor

If you don't know, just ask the local autozone ppl

coz it's no use to pay an upgrade on the brake pads when it doesn't work well with the rotors
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Speed4TheNeed Feb 29, 12:03am - #113982 

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Originally Posted by beans
Oh yeah, make sure the brake pads you get matches the rotor

If you don't know, just ask the local autozone ppl

coz it's no use to pay an upgrade on the brake pads when it doesn't work well with the rotors


i think the green stuff brake pads are compatible with the stock rotors (if norway gt does decide to go with brembo rotors they should work fine as well seeing that they are "oem style").

also, the TRD brake pads are compatible, but cost a little more ($125) and although they provide more stopping power than stock pads..the green pads are better (although the TRD pads will last longer because of this) thumbsup
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element_celica Feb 29, 12:20am - #113983 

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you can also replace the drum brake pads.
it's a little more difficult to replace the pads on those because of the springs/small mechanisms involved, but once you get the experience, it's pretty straightforward.

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beans Feb 29, 12:33am - #113984 
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Originally Posted by element_celica
you can also replace the drum brake pads.
it's a little more difficult to replace the pads on those because of the springs/small mechanisms involved, but once you get the experience, it's pretty straightforward.


is there a different set of pads for the ebrakes?
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element_celica Feb 29, 12:55am - #113985 

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Originally Posted by beans
Originally Posted by element_celica
you can also replace the drum brake pads.
it's a little more difficult to replace the pads on those because of the springs/small mechanisms involved, but once you get the experience, it's pretty straightforward.


is there a different set of pads for the ebrakes?


on the gts w/ rotors all around, Yes.
for the e-brake, there is a separate setup behind the center of the rotor that has it's own drum brake setup.(housing for the e-brake "drum" is built into the rear rotors)

on the gt w/ rear drum brakes, no.
there should be a cable that controls the e-brake in the brake drum assembly.

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beans Feb 29, 1:05am - #113986 
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^^ that's what I thought coz that's what it looked like when I had the rotor off

Anyone have experience in doing this?
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NorwayGT Feb 29, 4:46am - #113987 

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do i need to replace the rear drum pads? how can i tell if i need to?

was....5speed with i/h/e
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is....04 srt4 stock
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