GT350 Front Brake Pad Replacement Tips

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  1. Tob

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    Hey all.

    Caliperfexion is run and maintained by my lovely wife, Patti. Her background runs the gamut. The stud concept was a natural for her as after all, she married me.:)

    The latest brainstorm was a sleeve (or stud extension) that in essence elongates the stud, temporarily. This mimics the elongated bolts shown earlier in this thread, as well as in the factory service manual. From concept to prototype, George at MGW was there all the way. The images that follow show his handiwork, 100%.

    Sleeves come packaged in pairs.

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    After unpacking, remove the set screw from each end with a 1/4" Allen or hex key. The set screws are to protect the threads and should be reinstalled when you are done using the sleeves.

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    Remove the 9/16" twelve point ARP nuts/washers from the end of the studs (remember, the sleeves only work for those that have installed Caliperfexion caliper studs in stainless or 4340).

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    Thread each one of the sleeves onto the now exposed threads of the studs. Hand tighten until each sleeve bottoms out.

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    If you didn't already unseat the brake pad guide pins, now is the time to do so, before you slide the caliper outward.

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    You can now easily slide the caliper towards the rear of the car.

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    The rotor can be removed without obstruction as well, allowing even greater access to the inside of the caliper.

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    Any prying or tapping should be done with the caliper slid back up against the knuckle. Be smart about their use and they will reward the user with a long and healthy life. Be sure to keep both the internal sleeve threads clean as well as those on the end of the stud.

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    Once pad work is complete, reinstall everything and torque the ARP nuts to spec.

    Sleeves are $45, shipped and should be available as soon as the boss gets everything in line.
     
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    Great work Tob. You know I'm in for a set asap. :)
     
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    Brilliant! Count me in also. This is brake job made easy for sure! Can we order from the website?
     
  4. Tob

    Tob TMO Race

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    I know that Patti is working with "Square" so that a link can be added to the website but at current, Caliperfexion can only take a check or money order. The mailing address is at the bottom of the website. I'll see what she has to say about when.
     
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    Good with me. I will take a set. Brilliant addition to a great product!


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    I'll need them also.
     
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    I'm in too!
     
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    The_Dead_Cow Mike

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    Mine should be here soon, I've been eyeing the studs for a while now.
     
  9. Tob

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    Hey guys, I just wanted to thank you for the orders. They all shipped out this afternoon and I have forwarded each and every one of you a tracking number. Thanks again!

    Patti@caliperfexion
     
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    I'm ready for the next time I remove the front hubs.

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    Mine arrived today - an excellent idea and beautifully executed. Thanks again to Patti and Caliperfexion.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words Mr Hendrix!
     
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    Ahhh... the miracle of "experience"! That amazing thing we only seem to have just after we needed it!
     
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    Tob,
    I would like to purchase a set of 4340 studs and sleeves. How do I go about getting a couple sets of each?

    Thanks
    Chris
     
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    Blue__Venum TMO Intermediate

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    Rick,
    Thanks I sent a email a week ago but never got a responce. Thought maybe I could get a hold of him on here.
     
  17. Tob

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    I've looked but don't see an email that was missed.

    Fire off a note to caliperfexion@gmail.com and the studs/sleeves you seek can be on their way.:)
     
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    Stainless or 4340? Which are recommended?
     
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    I went with SS because that's what my Stoptech kit on my Boss used plus I like shiny things. ;)
     
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    GT350 front & rear brake pad replacement. Ford procedure.
     

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