Brake Pad installation question?

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  1. ppowell1983

    ppowell1983 BANNED Gold Supporting Member

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    Hi guys, I have a friend of mine thats a manager over at Powerstop and he got me a set of the Z26 pads for my hellcat to help cut down the brake dust come the spring. Anyway, I have installed brakes a few hundred times, but never on a car with pistons on both sides of the caliper. How do you put all of the pistons back into the caliper? What's the best method? I don't think my caliper took kit will work for it.

    My car will only have 500 miles on it when I make the pad swap front and back.

    Anyway, thanks for the help.
     
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    I just pushed them in by hand and carefully with a blade screwdriver laid along the length. It seemed when you pushed one side in, the other came out a little. Since you have relatively little mileage, it shouldn't be a problem on the fit.
     
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    I don't think your gong to have an issue with only 500 miles,, just tap the pins out, remove the bolt, and slid them out, and slid the new ones in... What made you decide to go with Z26 pads and not Z23 I think 95% if it's that changed brake pads went with Z23.. Either way, super super easy job, takes longer to get the car off the ground and take the wheel off then it does changing the brakes
     
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    From the service manual:

    Using hand pressure, pull pads back to seat caliper pistons into bores if possible. If not possible, perform the following to do this correctly without damaging the caliper, pistons, dust boots or brake rotor disc.
    1. Place trim stick (3) between inboard brake pad and outer edge of rotor (1).

    2. Using trim stick (3), apply pressure against the inboard brake pad until both pistons are completely bottomed in bores of inboard caliper half. Leave trim stick in place to hold pistons in place.

    3. Place second trim stick between outboard brake pad and rotor, then repeat above step on outboard pad and pistons.
     

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    Look at this link. Low Dust Brake Pad Install
     
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    ppowell1983 BANNED Gold Supporting Member

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    I didn't know difference regarding the 2 pads and the z26 had a higher number and was recommended by my friend that works there. (Although in the IT department, not in design or development)
     
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    ppowell1983 BANNED Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks man, this answers my exact question. NO HAMMERS NEEDED. :)
     
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    Actually your going to need to tap the pins in from the back side...If you have any issues, drop me a line on Facebook
     
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    thanks man. This isn't going to happen for a few weeks. I figured I could figure it out, but I thought I would ask first and hopefully save a scratched up caliper or several hours.
     
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    ppowell1983 BANNED Gold Supporting Member

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    One more question, does anybody recommend using that spray on brake quiet stuff on the pads before installing them?
     
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    I didn't use it,but you will need to bed the brake pads in...
     
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    Does that mean I need to get them drunk and slip them some roofies first?
     
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    The part numbers for a 2015 and 2016 Dodge Hellcat SRT are the same. We have two types of kits for your vehicle, the Z23 Evolution Sport which is for daily driving and the Z26 Street Warrior which is for performance vehicles. The Z26 contains a brake pad with a stainless steel shim and will give you more bite while braking. The Z23 kit numbers for your vehicle are K4583. For the front of your vehicle the rotor numbers are AR83090XPR and the front brake pads are Z23-1405. Should you want to purchase the Z26 series the kit for the rear would be K4583-26 and the front rotors would also be AR83090XPR and Z26-1405.

    The above is from an email I received from Power Stop. I have my Hell Cat Challenger finally re ordered with order number in hand ( I had one on order last year and a Dealer did not fulfill it for me) . I want to get the pads put on by the Dealer before I pick up the car. It looks like these part numbers include new rotors plus the pads as well-

    My question is, Do you install new rotors with the pads for the Power Stop upgrade or do you just change out the OEM pads with the Power Stop Pads?

    Thanks

    IgoFast
     
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    Just the pads, new rotors are not necessary.
     

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