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I have just purchased a set of rear fast road pads from Middlehurst and wonder if there are any particular issues with fitting them or are they as easy to fit as on any other car?
 

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doddle mate,

just tap out the pins, catch the spring clip and pull out the old 'uns. clean up the pins so they slide in nicely..

then copper slip the new pads (back) and ease the pistons out with a screwdriver and pop the new pads in making sure not to get copper slip all over the place, especially the disks..

you might want to take out some brake fluid from the top up bottle if the pads are heavily worn.

have fun,

/Steve
 

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Thanks ever so much Steve - best do this soon as the old girl doesn't seem to be stopping quite as quickly as she used to!:)
 

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no problem mate, just one thing, if she isn't stopping so quickly it may be worth doing the fronts aswell seeing that 70%of the braking is done on the fronts....

Ferodo DS 2500's are the daddies when it comes to front pads..

have fun
/Steve
 

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May be a bit odd but theres plenty of meat left on the fronts. The car was definately used on the circuits back in Japan (the previous owner has fitted special after market cushioned trims at knee level on the drivers side pesumably to stop your legs from flying about too much whilst cornering!) Maybe the fronts wore down more quickly and were replaced and now the back have caught up.
 

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Fair play, but I'd keep an eye on them, if you are getting good rears, and you have decent front pads or even shite front pads you could upset the balance of the car under braking.

let us know how it goes...

/Steve
 
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