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Old 10-15-2008, 02:31 PM   #1
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SVT brake pads change

is there anything special i should know about replacing the pads on my SVT?

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Old 10-15-2008, 02:41 PM   #2
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Whatever you do do not remove the spring dodad on the fronts. You can load the pads without removing that.

It's not worth the pain of putting back in, just to make putting the pads in easier.
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:53 PM   #3
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You need a special tool for the rears to push the piston in on the caliper
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:56 PM   #4
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^^ yeah that to

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=40732

Here is a nice cheap set...
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The trick to the front spring is to remove and put on with vice grips. Vice grips are your friend. Super Easy.
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dont remove the spring
and get the tool for the rear. all 4 corners should only take an hour if youve done brakes before.
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You need a special tool for the rears to push the piston in on the caliper
Point of clarification. It is a SCREW type caliper. You cannot press it in.
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thanks guys - this is good info

is it worth it to buy one of these?

http://www.autozone.com/R,1923511/st...ductDetail.htm

http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...egoryCode=3479
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Don't use Monroe pads.....
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:35 AM   #10
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i picked up some HPS pads
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