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What do I need to do a front brake job?


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Hey Guys?

I have a MY00 2.7L and my brake ware light went on. What do I need to do a front brake job and what is involved?

I rarely do DE events but I would like brakes with a bit more bite. I would like to do this for as little as I can get away with.

Any upgrades I should think about at this time? Any insights would be great, thanks in advance,

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Thanks!

Hey found a good deal on Hawk pads to put up front. Has anybody tried these before, ( I have used red box Mintex pads in the past)

I can't seem to tell if they have a spot for the wear sensor.

Other then checking the thickness of the rotor, how do I tell if the rotor is to worn? And if so what have people used in the past that is good (and resonably priced)

Thanks again!

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Hawk HPS pads are very good on the Boxster. They don't have a hole for the wear sensor. You can drill a hole if you wish or you can tie up the sensor wires (and not use them). Either way is pretty easy. When you take the old pad out you wil see where the hole is supposed to be. It doesn't have to be exact by any means, just close to the backing plate.

Changing the brake pads is very easy, BTW.

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Hawk HPS pads are very good on the Boxster. They don't have a hole for the wear sensor. You can drill a hole if you wish or you can tie up the sensor wires (and not use them). Either way is pretty easy. When you take the old pad out you wil see where the hole is supposed to be. It doesn't have to be exact by any means, just close to the backing plate.

Changing the brake pads is very easy, BTW.

Ok, So I have a set of Hawk pads, and a new set of wear sensors and the Porsche recommended brake kit. I will also be painting my brakes red with new logo's when I do the b. pad change.

My question is, how do I tell if I need new rotors. I dont really have the extra cash to spend on new rotors right now. And besides I really want to upgrade to cross drilled anyway.

It does not look to be any deep scoring on the rotors,...but I bought the car with 47k in it, she now has 59k and I have no idea of when the rotors where last changed, if ever.

What to do?

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Hawk HPS pads are very good on the Boxster. They don't have a hole for the wear sensor. You can drill a hole if you wish or you can tie up the sensor wires (and not use them). Either way is pretty easy. When you take the old pad out you wil see where the hole is supposed to be. It doesn't have to be exact by any means, just close to the backing plate.

Changing the brake pads is very easy, BTW.

Ok, So I have a set of Hawk pads, and a new set of wear sensors and the Porsche recommended brake kit. I will also be painting my brakes red with new logo's when I do the b. pad change.

My question is, how do I tell if I need new rotors. I dont really have the extra cash to spend on new rotors right now. And besides I really want to upgrade to cross drilled anyway.

It does not look to be any deep scoring on the rotors,...but I bought the car with 47k in it, she now has 59k and I have no idea of when the rotors where last changed, if ever.

What to do?

You need to measure the thickness of the rotor. This can be done with a micrometer or a vernier caliper. The minimum thickness spec for the rotors will be cast into the back of the hat.

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