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    Newbie break pad changer wannabee - Help??

    SOS - so I'm geared up to tackle brake pads on my 2005 WRX Subie tonight. No problems, shimmeys or vibrations, just have 35K on it and know it's getting close to about 15% of pads. Are there any headaches I should know about ahead of time - I used to be a American made guy, so this will be a first for changing out pads on an import. Everyone says it's a breeze - but we all know how it goes with breezzes??! Let me know if anyone has any imput. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastndelirious View Post
    SOS - so I'm geared up to tackle brake pads on my 2005 WRX Subie tonight. No problems, shimmeys or vibrations, just have 35K on it and know it's getting close to about 15% of pads. Are there any headaches I should know about ahead of time - I used to be a American made guy, so this will be a first for changing out pads on an import. Everyone says it's a breeze - but we all know how it goes with breezzes??! Let me know if anyone has any imput. Thanks!
    Brakes are brakes for the most part. Have you checked out General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Tutorials ?

    I am moving this thread to that forum.

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    I changed mine for the first time at 40k miles. Make sure you torque everything to spec. I had a bolt back out of my right caliber and cause the caliber to shift and was grinding on the inside of my wheel a few months after the pad change.

    I always ignored the torque recommendations, but on certain parts that are prone to excessive vibrations I would follow the manufacturer recommendations. Hindsight is always 20/20!

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    breaks are easy on it. i just did mine a couple months ago. the only thing you may not be used to is that the front calipers have 2 pistons in each instead of just one. I dont know if newer american cars are like that or not cause ive only ever driven subaru's. when you are pushing the front pistons back in I suggest putting the old brake pad on top of the pistons and then tighten the c-clamp. that way theyll both go in at the same time. or at least thats the way i did it. pushing them in one at a time wont work cause one will push back out as you push the other in.

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