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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 08:02 AM
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Re: Relpacing calipers

Every 5 months?!? You must be running really soft pads or riding those brakes like an old lady! [img]images/graemlins/deal.gif[/img]
Ok, just kidding about teh old lady part [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

In my experiences, the brakes should last a lot longer. Are you replacing them when the pads are used up, or when they start making noises?

If you can bleed your own brakes, changing calipers should be a piece of cake. All you really gotta do is disconnect the old one, connect the new one to the brake line, and bolt in place. I haven't done it, but don't see why it wouldn't be an easy thing to do.

But really, you should try and figure out why you are goign through brakes so fast. Do you have pads left on the drums in the rear? Are they properly adjusted? Most people don't think the rears do much of anything, and compared to the fronts they really don't, but not having them work at all will really affect how your brakes feel/work.

Anyways, good luck, im sorta not awake so i hope that made sense! [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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