Favorite Brake Pads......GO!

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After a little bit of a learning curve the rears were pretty simple. You don't need to waste money on a special tool for the spindle. Channel locks work fine, you can just tape them up with vinyl electrical tape if you're worried about scratching it. Just gotta unplug the motor, remove it from the caliper, retract until you see the piston start to spin, and squeeze it down with your fingers. The front pistons are a little more annoying to squeeze down, since if you squeeze the 2 on one side, the other 2 will move back out lol.

I have to admit the first time I did the rear pads I didn't do it in the correct order and the car wanted to beep at me the whole time I was driving saying the parking brake was on, though it still spun fine. To fix it I took it all apart and did it all again but this time I didn't plug the power connector in until everything was together and I sat in the car and pumped the brakes a few times until it was firm. And then I plugged them back in and started the car up and it was fine.

I hate this switch to electronic parking brakes. Give us the lever!

Pad related, after having the hawk hps 5.0s for almost 2k miles or so, I'm very satisfied with their performance along with the girodisc rotors I paired them to. They do make a bit more dust than I thought they would. Especially compared to the PC's I have in the rears, but that could just be due to the brake bias and that the fronts do the majority of braking.

For a street pad I was a bit surprised that you have to get a good bit of heat into them for them to work their best. Plus they initially took a lot more bedding in at first then I expected. Took a couple drives to get them working right and to actually trigger ABS. That could have also been attributed by the brand new girodiscs.



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Any youtube videos out there to tell you a good obd2 scan tool to put the car in maintenance mode? What is the purpose of this mode? Cut the voltage to the harness /caliper?

Need a good video that shows the correct way
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Any youtube videos out there to tell you a good obd2 scan tool to put the car in maintenance mode? What is the purpose of this mode? Cut the voltage to the harness /caliper?

Need a good video that shows the correct way
thanks!
you do not need the obd2 scanner. Just an E11 torx female socket to take care of the EPB
 

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you do not need the obd2 scanner. Just an E11 torx female socket to take care of the EPB
+1 to this! thats what I did to mine. this is the cheapest route and only adds 10 minutes tops of extra work per rear side. my first time dealing with EBPs too. piece of cake. good education on how to deal with all EBPs
 

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you do not need the obd2 scanner. Just an E11 torx female socket to take care of the EPB
Got any more info on this? I tried finding it in the thread but didn't see anything a for the past few pages. All I saw was the suggestion of the cube. I've used the cube in the past for my S2000 and TSX.
 

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