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Installing My Own Big Brake Kit + Coilovers


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So I have this big brake kit, and some r34 ohlins. Although the sane choice is to pay a workshop

the fun choice is to do it myself.

So what do I need for tools? is there any traps? I've watched a youtube clip and I can see a

rubber hammer, and grinder (looks like a sort of super dremel) used for cutting more space

into the backing plate..

What about the coilovers?

Do i need to remove the rear parcel shelf to get at the mounting points?

how about the brake fluid? I think the kit comes with fluid, so I need to drain, re-fill and flush the

air out?

Since I'll be selling my r34 brembo set, maybe I should be asking if a handy buyer wants to come

along to help me remove them, I can learn from them?

I don't even have a trolley jack. I can hire one from kennards at a ridiculous rate for 24 hours..

but i have a nice space to work in and time on my hands..

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Unfortunatelly I cant tell you much because I dont own a 34. If it were 32, this would be a completely different story. but the basics should still be the same. 2 nuts at the top of each strut top. A nut and bolt at each suspension arm. Take wheel off, remove calipar (4 bolts on the inside part of the calipar). Remove disk (you may need to remove the rubber cap and screw some long bolts to remove the rears), brake lines. Put new brakes on, bleed system etc. Im sure someone will come with finer details that I can't provide.

But just a quick word from my experiences - Jack stands. Cheap. Safe. Awesome.

Borrow or hire a jack stand for an hour. Jack the car up front and rear. Slap the stands under it. Return jack. Then reverse.

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Done this recently. Stuff you need:

JACK STANDS four.

Spanners (metric).

Sockets (metric) - for when the spanners don't fit.

Allen keys for any cup head screws.

Soft hammer.

Multigrips.

Hose etc to bleed the brakes into.

A shit load of rags.

Emulsifier of your choice (ie brake cleaner, WD40, degreaser whatever)

Bandaids.

Stuff that is useful:

Air tools. (To rattle off recalcitrant bolts, grinding etc)

An assortment of screw drivers, levers etc etc to generally convince things to move to where you want them to be.

Beer.

Take your time & think about what you are doing before you do it.

Don't spill brake fluid on anything if you can help it.

Don't over torque stuff.

Don't be surprised when things don't fit properly, least of all the hoses.

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Done this recently. Stuff you need:

JACK STANDS four.

Spanners (metric).

Sockets (metric) - for when the spanners don't fit.

Allen keys for any cup head screws.

Soft hammer.

Multigrips.

Hose etc to bleed the brakes into.

A shit load of rags.

Emulsifier of your choice (ie brake cleaner, WD40, degreaser whatever)

Bandaids.

Stuff that is useful:

Air tools. (To rattle off recalcitrant bolts, grinding etc)

An assortment of screw drivers, levers etc etc to generally convince things to move to where you want them to be.

Beer.

Take your time & think about what you are doing before you do it.

Don't spill brake fluid on anything if you can help it.

Don't over torque stuff.

Don't be surprised when things don't fit properly, least of all the hoses.

thanks,

two jack stands is workable? do one side of the car on a tilt, then the other?

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