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Buying new brake pads + Pictures

Ok i am buying new brake pads. The front ones are worn da hell out. Here are pictures of the old ones

Heres the front, i dunno if you can tell, but theres no brake pad left!


Heres the back, it looks ok to me


Im just gonna do the front brakes, the back looks fine. Here is what im going to buy.

Brake Pad Sensor, 944 (2/85-86), Front (2 of them)

and thats about as far as i got. I want to get some ATE Super Blue brake stuff cuz i heard that was the best. They come in 1 liters, how many should i get? And which brake pads should i get? Do the brake pads come in pairs or just 1? Help me out here guys! Thanks in advance
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hey Rocky. don't be shy and take off the wheels to get a real look at the brake pads. don't make too many assumptions based on what you can see between the spokes in the wheels

the brake pads come in sets. I used the Metalmaster pads and they work well. they come in sets for the entire axle so you only have to buy one box for both wheels. the ones for my car were about $45 for the set. very reasonable

Ate Superblue is good but there are others that will work just as well. I've been using Castrol GTX with good results. once you do the pad replacement on both axles, go ahead and change the brake fluid in the entire system. it'll make a big difference

oh, and don't worry. others will be chiming in shortly I'm sure
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GTX? the 20/50 brake fluid?

Any good DOT 4 brake fluid will work, we use Pentosin Dot 4 for the street and Motul RF600 in the race cars. The main thing is to make sure you thoroughly flush the system, including the clutch.
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Flush the system? Do you mean like pour water in there and make sure everythings cleaned out?
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Yea, the same way you hook the intake up to a bag of silica sand to clean out the engine!
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read in the haynes about how to bleed the brakes, thats what you need rock, i am going to try and do this project as soon as it warms up a little bit, tell me how it goes, good luck!
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"Flush with water?" Hmm...I'm wondering if he should tackle this job himself. Meaning no disrespect at all, the idea of flushing the brake system with water is alarming! Rock, have you worked on cars much?

Brake jobs, simple as they may be, do require a certain amount of know-how. The last thing you want to do is change the pads and fluid and then crash the car because the lines are full of air or something like that.

Please be careful and get some help from somebody who has done it before...you'll probably need somebody to help you bleed the lines anyway if you don't have a bleeder tool.
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Rock,

You bleed the brakes with fresh brake fluid.

get an old turkey baster and suck out as much old fluid out of the reservoir that you can. Fill it up with new fluid. then bleed the brakes and clutch.

ATE superblue is good stuff. (Any ATE fluid is good stuff) Castrol LMA is another good brand.

Your rears still look like they have some life left in them.

Fronts need to be replaced by the look. Make sure to measure the thickness of your rotors. If they are less than 18mm thick, they need to be replaced.

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Im getting somebody to do them. Some guys up at Jake Sweeny where my stepdad works. That way, my mom doesn't worry about me wreckign cuz i did the brakes like a stupid 16 year old.
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