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Old 06-14-2006, 06:38 AM   #1
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rear brake rotors

i checked out my rear pads and rotors only after doing my front brakes, the rotors have some life left, but i definitely need new pads. will i have any issue with simply putting new pads on of a different material than stock since i wont be machining the rotors? or should i the rotors to napa and see if theyll do it?
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Old 06-14-2006, 07:24 AM   #2
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you can put new pads on old rotors with no problem, as long as the rotors don't have any per-existing issues.
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Old 06-14-2006, 06:10 PM   #3
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Machining will take some of the thickness off the rotors, make sure you have enough material to spare before you do anything to them.
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well new rotors cost 150 from genuine saab, something i'd like to avoid.
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yeah new pads shouldnt be an issue as long as the rotors are in decent shape, and in the rear you likely wont even notice em.

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Old 06-15-2006, 02:46 PM   #6
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You may get some noise, like a growl during breaking but it will go away after they bed in.

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Old 06-15-2006, 03:54 PM   #7
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what pads are you getting? ebc?
i dont wana go crazy on the rears... just need new ones...
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im buying pads to match the front, satisfied pro ceramics.
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Old 06-20-2006, 02:08 PM   #9
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so how do i even get the fucking pads off? i got that retainer spring out, but how do yo uremove the shafts that the pads mount on? fuck.
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woo, thanks.
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Old 06-20-2006, 02:59 PM   #12
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Rear pads:
http://www.genuinesaab.com/psi/files/rear%20brakes.pdf

Rest here: early 9-5 rears are the same too
http://www.genuinesaab.com/psi/index.htm
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yeah i checked out the rear pads page, but i didnt know how to remove the pins. i've got it now though. thanks anyway.
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do you have to tap em out? (the pins)
like a volvo?
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Got your call Mike, I was about 45 min the other direction picking up some wheels. Is it all fixed now?
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