I get to start my thanksgiving day…..

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  1. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    Replacing the rear brakes on my car. We left Indy Tuesday afternoon and about 200 miles into the trip the grating started. Lord that’s an awful sound lol. Got here in time for dinner, ate and then headed out to buy pads and tools to do the job. Cheapest local place wanted $250, I got the pads and tools for $70.
     
  2. tery

    tery Dr. Stratster

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    It could be worse at least you will not have to wash the dishes .
     
  3. stormsedge

    stormsedge Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Fun! Okay, not really something one wants to do in the middle of a trip. The good news is that unless the rotors are completely trashed, you can slap some new pads in and roll on. Safe travels.
     
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    dirocyn Most Honored Senior Member

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    Good luck. Brakes can be a struggle sometimes.

    The worst is when you have it all apart and then figure out you need another tool.

    Don't forget disposable gloves, its a messy job.
     
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    Baelzebub Dr. Stratster

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    Or you figure out you need to replace or machine the rotors.....
     
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    CigBurn Total Hack

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    The benefits of knowing how to do things.

    Even when it's inconvenient.
     
  7. AxemanVR

    AxemanVR I appreciate, therefore I am... Silver Member

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    Just be “thankful” it wasn’t a brake line... now THAT would suck!



     
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    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Silver Member

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    It's usually the shoes or pads at different times, front brakes are less of a headache. If you've got all the brakes to do, that it'll be a job!

    Be careful with your back on this one.
     
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    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    All done, easy peasy. Where’s the turkey????
     
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    abnormaltoy Mouth draggin' knuckle breather

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    And being too "thrifty" to pay someone else...
     
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    Numbercruncher Senior Stratmaster

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    Discs or drums? I've done motorcycle brake pads and can just about do it with my eyes closed. Any comparison between a bike and a car from your perspective?

    NC
     
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    CigBurn Total Hack

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    "thrifty" - my fathers favorite word for buying a half gallon of milk and mixing it 50/50 with water. :)
     
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    abnormaltoy Mouth draggin' knuckle breather

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    I'll bet y'all never developed a taste for cereal or cookies and...milk-ish stuff