Low Dust Brake Pad Install

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  1. Sublimecat

    Sublimecat Silver Member

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    Today I installed my Powerstop pads into the Hellcat. I did this to reduce the brake dust problem without compromising the brakes. I used the pads recommended on the Powerstop website and purchased through Summit Racing. Z23 Evolution Sport Brake Pads Power Stop

    Jacked the car up using the ZL1addons jack attachment. That worked great, I would recommend it if you do your own maintenance. I removed the wheels on all corners. The calipers do not require removal to change the pads. Tools I used include rubber mallet, .145" punch, screwdriver, rag, 13mm socket and ratchet. Starting on the front, drive the pins out of the caliper using the punch and mallet. Ensure the punch is centered on the pin or you will damage the coating on the calipers.
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    Once the pins and spring clip are out removed the center pin and bolt using the 13mm socket and ratchet. Bolt is about an inch long in the back then the pin comes out the front. Sorry for the blurry pic.
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    The pads come out the top. Using a screwdriver and rag to protect the caliper coating lift the pads out.
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    Once the pads is up a little ways they lift right out.

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    The install in reverse order. Insert the new pads.

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    Reinstall the center pin and bolt, spring and pins. I torqued the bolt to 30ft-lbs. I have no idea what the spec is but that's what the breakaway torque was. Pins come in from the back, catch tabs on the pads and capture the spring. Use the rubber mallet to drive the pins in ensuring everything is aligned properly. Ensure the pins are driven in so the pins protrude approximately the same distance they were before you removed them.

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    Piece of cake, even a cave man can do it! Make sure you follow the instructions to bed the pads. One last thing, before you go very far pump the brakes up to ensure the pads are back to touching the rotors.
     
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  2. Sublimecat

    Sublimecat Silver Member

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    Rears go in the same way except there is no center pin and bolt to remove. Only two pins to drive out.

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    New pads going in.
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    Remember to swap the heat shields on the rear and install on the new pads.
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    Reinstall the pins and spring making sure everything is lined up. Pins go in from the rear just like the front.
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  3. Carnage

    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Very helpful thank you for sharing to our other members
     
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    solo7777 SRT Terminator Hellcat Car Club Western Regional President HCC Charter Member

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    Sweet. That is nice not having to remove the calipers. So the calipers automatically retract enough to fit the new pads in?
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Awesome overview and great pics. You make it sound like its something even I could do. No worries...i won't. Too accident prone to try something so critical but really appreciate this. Thanks:D
     
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    Thanks for sharing. What retains the center pin?
     
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    Very nice write up. Let us know how the braking is with these pads please
     
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    SRThellkitty Silver Member

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    Are the brake pads the same as the Brembos found on the standard SRT's vs the Hellcat brembos?
     
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    Sublimecat Silver Member

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    The center pin has a head on both sides. The pic should clear it up. image.jpg

    It will be a while before I tell you how the brakes work. There is a lot of snow to melt off and salt to get off the roads up here. Stay tuned.

    I can't answer that. All I know is the Brembo pads produce way to much dust for my liking.
     
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    Very nice job and pictures too. You should have DrBuick verify the torque spec and then add this to the site Wiki. It's a good 'how-to'.

    If you are going to chuck those brake pads feel free to send them my way. I'll pay ya for the shipping ;). I know the OE pads dust a lot but I really like the way they stop.
     
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    SRT_HC_707 SRT_HC_707 Staff Member

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    You could bust another nail doing this.... ;D
     
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    FreightTrain Comfortably Numb

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    someone mentioned they match up with one of the SRT Jeep pads
     
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    I am keeping the pads.
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Right? Happy nail lady. Gotta feed her kids. Lol:D
     
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    Looks great! Thanks for the info!

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