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ibnole

DIY Breakes and rotors need advice

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I am a new Boxster owner my brake light wear indicator light is on. i think i need new pads and rotors. how hard is it to change on own? i have done brakes / calipers / lines on other veh. will i need to replace pin / wear light line etc.. can someone send me a link to were i can download instructions on how to do this? What advice does anyone have for pads and type of rotors to use or to stay away from? Thanks in advance for any help.

Ibnole

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Brake pads, easy, you should have a book since you haven't done it. I don't know whats hot in rotors except that the Boxster has very good brakes and unless your racing or spending long hours on and off them, from what I understand, drilled rotors are overkill. (I'm sure there will be disagreement here).

I think rotors are sort of a scam. Before you replace them, look them over for gouging (even if, you may be able to have them turned) mike (measure thickness) them. The tolerances are in book. if they're in tolerance forget about them. You can get a decent micrometer at Autozone or whoever. (a little tricky to learn to work...ask the clerk.

Regards, PK

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I am a new Boxster owner my brake light wear indicator light is on. i think i need new pads and rotors. how hard is it to change on own? i have done brakes / calipers / lines on other veh. will i need to replace pin / wear light line etc.. can someone send me a link to were i can download instructions on how to do this? What advice does anyone have for pads and type of rotors to use or to stay away from? Thanks in advance for any help.

Ibnole

Ibnole:

Once you get your hands on a micrometer, these are the specifications for the thickness of brake rotors on a Boxster (Boxter S dimensions are different):

Brake rotor wear limit

Front: 22 mm (0.866 in.)

Rear: 18 mm (0.709 in.)

By contrast, new brake rotor dimensions are:

Front: 24 mm (0.944 in)

Rear: 20 mm (0.787 in.)

Regards, Maurice.

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I am a new Boxster owner my brake light wear indicator light is on. i think i need new pads and rotors. how hard is it to change on own? i have done brakes / calipers / lines on other veh. will i need to replace pin / wear light line etc.. can someone send me a link to were i can download instructions on how to do this? What advice does anyone have for pads and type of rotors to use or to stay away from? Thanks in advance for any help.

Ibnole

Ibnole:

Once you get your hands on a micrometer, these are the specifications for the thickness of brake rotors on a Boxster (Boxter S dimensions are different):

Brake rotor wear limit

Front: 22 mm (0.866 in.)

Rear: 18 mm (0.709 in.)

By contrast, new brake rotor dimensions are:

Front: 24 mm (0.944 in)

Rear: 20 mm (0.787 in.)

Regards, Maurice.

Thanks so much!

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I am a new Boxster owner my brake light wear indicator light is on. i think i need new pads and rotors. how hard is it to change on own? i have done brakes / calipers / lines on other veh. will i need to replace pin / wear light line etc.. can someone send me a link to were i can download instructions on how to do this? What advice does anyone have for pads and type of rotors to use or to stay away from? Thanks in advance for any help.

Ibnole

Here is a website for DIY.

http://www.bombaydigital.com/boxster/proje.../change_rotors/

I completed the pad and rotor replacement two weeks ago and it was not bad at all. Sunset imports has good pricing for all your parts. I also bought a pump for the reservoir and the few tools needed. On a scale of 1-5 this job was a 2.5

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