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Unread 02-06-2013, 10:27 AM   #1
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Brake Pictures - What Do I Need to Replace?

Alright... here are some pictures of my brakes. I am trying to figure out what I need to replace and what is normal rust/wear and tear on brakes.

I do 98% of my own wrenching but I haven't had to do brakes by myself. My Bro-in-law did the pads for me last time.

I think I need new pads, rotors/drums, and probably calipars...

Front Brakes:











REAR BRAKES:






Any ideas? Thanks for the help!

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Unread 02-06-2013, 10:31 AM   #2
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Wow dude about the rust......and yeah those brakes look terrible in the front. The rears don't look horrrrrible.
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Unread 02-06-2013, 12:16 PM   #3
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That is 8 years of Minnesota winter salt worth of rust... it sucks.
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Unread 02-06-2013, 04:37 PM   #4
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wouldnt hurt to replace your rotors/pads/calipers. Calipers probably arent necessary unless there is a frozen piston. As far as the rust you can just clean that up with a wire brush and paint it.
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Unread 02-06-2013, 04:37 PM   #5
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also, make sure you soak the bolts in pb blaster
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Unread 02-06-2013, 05:00 PM   #6
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Wow dude about the rust......and yeah those brakes look terrible in the front. The rears don't look horrrrrible.
Says the Florida boy, hah. That's about standard for a northern vehicle.

Those brakes look fine to me personally wear wise at least. I can't see the pads, but they don't look like they are incredibly close to the rotors.
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Unread 02-06-2013, 05:13 PM   #7
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Like already said your calipers are prob fine unless you have a froze piston. The rotors don't look that bad from the pic but its hard to tell without seeing them. Check both side of each to see if they are grooved or have a large lip, if not they're prob ok to assuming you don't have any pulsation in the pedal when your braking. Your pads are a judgement call on your part. If they look wore replace them. They're cheap enough.
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Unread 02-06-2013, 05:54 PM   #8
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Rotors, pads, pins & boots and caliper bracket. Calipers will be fine.
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Unread 02-06-2013, 11:41 PM   #9
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Says the Florida boy, hah. That's about standard for a Northern vehicle.

Dude, that sucks lol. Idk how you guys deal with that, it would bother me so much.
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Unread 02-07-2013, 05:04 AM   #10
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Appreciate the help! I've enjoyed rust-free living for the last 2 years in Tennessee & Alabama. I'm moving back to the land of rust this fall though.
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Unread 02-07-2013, 06:42 AM   #11
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Yep I was looking at that and thinking "nothing unusual here, where's the rust he's talking about?".
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Unread 02-07-2013, 07:51 AM   #12
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That is 8 years of Minnesota winter salt worth of rust... it sucks.
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Says the Florida boy, hah. That's about standard for a northern vehicle.

Those brakes look fine to me personally wear wise at least. I can't see the pads, but they don't look like they are incredibly close to the rotors.
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Dude, that sucks lol. Idk how you guys deal with that, it would bother me so much.
Easily prevented by actually washing the undercarriage at least once every 2 weeks in the winter.
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Unread 02-07-2013, 08:24 AM   #13
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Easily prevented by actually washing the undercarriage at least once every 2 weeks in the winter.
You pay for a car wash ever 2 weeks in the winter up north? Maybe if my outdoor spigots didn't freeze in the winter I might do that in my driveway (and then have a sheet of ice on my driveway ). I'm definitely not in the income bracket to spend $30 a month on car washes that only keep the car clean for about 30seconds before driving through slush and salt again.
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Unread 02-07-2013, 08:33 AM   #14
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I'd have to wash my car twice a day here most of the winter. Once when I get to work, once when I get home. There is salt and slush on the road most of the time here, so the best you can do is invest in Krown or other quality rust proofing once a year. Washing your undercarriage every couple weeks definitely isn't going to cut it here as standalone rust prevention.
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Unread 02-07-2013, 09:50 AM   #15
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Well you'll never catch me living up north lol
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