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zach
06-18-2004, 11:18 AM
...'02 X5 3.0. This was my first "solo" attempt to do something this complicated to a car. I'm happy to announce that after install in the new pads, the car still stops when you hit the brakes. :cool:

SARAFIL
06-18-2004, 11:26 AM
...'02 X5 3.0. This was my first "solo" attempt to do something this complicated to a car. I'm happy to announce that after install in the new pads, the car still stops when you hit the brakes. :cool:

So we know that the front brakes are fully capable of stopping the car in the event that the rears are no longer operational. Thanks for the news!

:twisted:

rumatt
06-18-2004, 02:07 PM
Use mom as guinea pig when learning to work on brakes.

Nice! :twisted:

FC
06-18-2004, 02:30 PM
The first (and only) time I did a brake job at all, I did rotors, pads, and brake lines on all 4 wheels on my benz. It still stops, though it took a few hours to do. It is specially hard when the car is 12+ years old with 150K+ miles.... everything you deal with is old.

But I'd rather have started little by little (pads first, then rotors, etc). I was a bit overwhelmed doing it all at once.

Well done Z!

ARCHER
06-23-2004, 11:23 AM
Use mom as guinea pig when learning to work on brakes.

Nice! :twisted:

:lol:

Roadstergal
06-23-2004, 01:32 PM
Why just the rears?

zach
06-23-2004, 01:53 PM
Why just the rears?

Car just went out of warranty (50k miles) and the dealership replaced the fronts under warranty a few months ago.