A Complete Street Racers Guide to DIY Brake Services
If you’re a street racer, ensuring that your vehicle’s brakes are in optimal condition is crucial for both safety and performance. Here’s a guide to performing DIY brake services for street racers.
Gather the necessary tools: a jack, jack stands, lug wrench, socket set, brake cleaner, brake pads, and brake fluid. Once you have everything ready, gently lift the car and secure it with jack stands.
Remove the wheels and inspect the brake components for any signs of wear or damage.
Next, remove the old brake pads by loosening the caliper bolts and sliding them out. It’s important to clean the caliper and rotor surfaces using a brake cleaner to remove any dirt, debris, or brake dust. Once clean, apply a thin layer of high-temperature brake grease to the caliper bolts and install the new brake pads.
After the brake pads are installed, you may need to compress the brake caliper piston using a C-clamp or a brake caliper piston tool. This step ensures proper clearance for the new brake pads. Once the caliper is compressed, reattach it to the caliper bracket and tighten the bolts.
By performing DIY brake services, street racers can maintain their vehicles’ braking performance and ensure optimal safety on the road. Note that if you’re not confident in your abilities, it’s always recommended to seek professional assistance to avoid any potential risks or complications.