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    So went to replace the pads and rotors on it. Rockauto sent me the wrong A/C delco rotors, too thick with new pads so got new rotors from Oreillys. Going good except stripped the drivers side caliper. So go to Oreillys and get home and wrong caliper , so make another 70 mile round trip and get the right caliper. Didn’t mind since wanted to replace it anyways since she had a shake when braking and I think it was the drivers side that was doing it. Hence why I changed the rotors. Bled the brakes and test drove it. Second test drive brakes feel good but got about 3 miles pulled into the gas station and getting smoke from the front brakes. Had to look it up but they say it’s normal for new pads and rotors to smoke alittle and that’s what they did. Freaked me out.lol Got it home and next day took it for a spin and no smoke. Needs rear pads but I think I’ll let the shop do it. Lol
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    Did you set the pads? Every time I install new pads I take the car that night and go 50-0 braking very firmly, 60-0,70-0, 90-0, 100-0 - of course that is in km/h so convert it to mph and do the same. Then go park the car over night. The brakes will be smoking like crazy but they will now be seated in nicely.

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      Originally posted by LETZRIDE View Post
      Did you set the pads? Every time I install new pads I take the car that night and go 50-0 braking very firmly, 60-0,70-0, 90-0, 100-0 - of course that is in km/h so convert it to mph and do the same. Then go park the car over night. The brakes will be smoking like crazy but they will now be seated in nicely.
      Sort of did it that way, just never had new brakes smoke before, freaked me out. Even when we did the brakes on the Camaro in January it never smoked. That was the 98+ upgrade with new rotors and Hawks pads. Drove it a couple of miles yesterday no smoke so should be good.
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        I did brake change on a 01 buick regal. It was pretty basic and no issue. I think they are the same thing.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 2.8 Bird View Post
          I did brake change on a 01 buick regal. It was pretty basic and no issue. I think they are the same thing.
          Yeah, wasn’t too bad but getting the wrong rotors and stripping the caliper bolts and getting the wrong caliper just set me back.
          08' L76 6.0L 4X4 Chevy EXT.Cab LTZ Vortec MAX with Snug top cover, Dynomax exhaust,Hptuners& K&N intake
          96' Camaro M5 to A4 conversion, alot of mods ,see Homepage. GT35R Turbo https://www.facebook.com/steve.starcher.18

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