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Old 09-07-2007, 03:56 AM   #1
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Rear brakes How to:

Looks like a piece of cake eh? Nah, really, looks like tough stuff to lots of people, but it's VERY easy.

It actually is, and if you follow these instructions, replacing the pads/rotors should take 10-15 minutes for each side. Yes, you can do your rear brakes in 1/2 an hour!! See that handbrake cable? You shall NOT be messing with it or taking up hours trying to put it back with it's Godforsaken spring, plus it is in the way of the bottom 15mm bolt. If you attempt to take it off, it will not come off. Why? Because the cable is in the way. We shall not be going that nutty route, we shall do it the east and fast way. Ready?

1. Jack said car up.
2. Take respective wheel off

3. Take the two 13mm bolts off. They are located next to the accordion boots that house the caliper sliders. In this pic below, I have the 13mm wrench on the bolt, and I'm using a larger deep socket over the smaller wrench for leverage and to prevent discomfort from my palm.

4. Then it's onto the 2nd 13mm bolt..(Steps # 3 and #4 should take 1-2 minutes at the most).

*Note* For 99-04 COBRA IRS setup, at this point, you have to first remove the little screw that holds the handbrake cable to the rear control arm. This is located where the rear spring sits in it's perch. There is a little bracket that holds the handbrake cable to the shown in this photo below:

5. Caliper comes off very easily...just lifts up...and also moves that dreaded handbrake cable out of the way of the two 15mm bolts that you'll be heading for next. (Notice that the pads are still in place?..pretty cool huh?)

*BRAND NEW 2000 4.6L DOHC COBRA MOTOR w/ T45* 294.18 rwhp and 295.96 rwtq
*MAC catback*H&R Springs*Front Bilsteins, w/ Tokico rear illuminas*8.8 w/ 3.55's*MM CC plates*Subframes*Cobra F&R Brakes*

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