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Old 09-10-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
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Ok so this is going to be my first time ever changing pads and I've been searching for a how to for the wilwood BBK and can't find one. If anyone could point me to a how to thread I'd appreciate it.
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Seriously? I can't think of an easier caliper to do a pad swap on than the Wilwoods ...

Raise car with jack
Take wheel off
remove cotter pin holding the pads on that is big and obvious that you can't miss
remove old pads
insert new pads
re-insert the cotter pin and bend it so it don't fall out
Put wheel on
lower car with jack
tighten lug nuts.

You may (probably will) have to squeeze the pistons back to get the new pads in. Unscrew the master cylinder cap to lessen pressure. Siphon some out if you're about to make it overflow pushing the pistons in - doubtful though. The one-handed squeeze clamps with the rubber covers are your best friends for this part.
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Seriously? I can't think of an easier caliper to do a pad swap on than the Wilwoods ...

Raise car with jack
Take wheel off
remove cotter pin holding the pads on that is big and obvious that you can't miss
remove old pads
insert new pads
re-insert the cotter pin and bend it so it don't fall out
Put wheel on
lower car with jack
tighten lug nuts.

You may (probably will) have to squeeze the pistons back to get the new pads in. Unscrew the master cylinder cap to lessen pressure. Siphon some out if you're about to make it overflow pushing the pistons in - doubtful though. The one-handed squeeze clamps with the rubber covers are your best friends for this part.

Ok cool thanks.
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To push the pistons back in I find it easier to leave the pads in, but just pull out on the caliper and in this case push in. I love the calipers like this, they're amazing. And the wilwood system is worlds better than the brembo one in this case.
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In fact, always use a used pad to push pistons in, otherwise you run the risk of pushing one piston in all the way, and having another pop out, leaving you with a messy mistake.

Also, there's little metal spring brackets along either edge of where the pad slides in. Old pads slide out nicely, but new pads need to be tapped in. Make sure you clear the pistons before tapping.
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