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VF SS Series 2 Redline - Brakes

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Hi All. I've done some searching, but can't seem to find what I want.
Have changed brakes on many cars before, and now its time for the front on the VF SS Series 2 Redline (Brembo Brakes).

Is there any tips or tricks, or specialty tools I need to push the pistons in etc?

Rotors will be done as well, so im assuming the caliper will need to be entirely removed to remove the rotor etc.

Cheers in advance. Sorry if its a duplicate thread, as couldnt find what i needed.
 

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so im assuming the caliper will need to be entirely removed to remove the rotor etc.
I'm offering a very negative post I know but it needs to be said.

Brakes are very important for the safety of all road users and your questions are of the very basic kind, are you sure you're equipped to do the job or should you take it to the professionals.




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I'm offering a very negative post I know but it needs to be said.

Brakes are very important for the safety of all road users and your questions are of the very basic kind, are you sure you're equipped to do the job or should you take it to the professionals.




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Yep, like I said, changed many brakes before on many different types of cars. So just seeking out any tips/tricks :)
 

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Yea heaps of videos on youtube as it shares the same basic 4 pot caliper as WRX sti 02-17, Evo etc.

Pushing the pistons I do by hand ensuring the master cylinder isn't too full. You can also buy a tool but ensure its 2 sided one not the basic 1 side pad spreader as that works only on sliding calipers.

If bleeding the brakes remember there is 2 bleed valves on each caliper, 1 for each bank of pistons.
 

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There’s only 2 bolts so nothing really special needed.
The tool @Ron Burgundy posted or any type of caliper tool like it is about it.

I can’t remember of the top of my head but I think the caliper bolts need to be done up to 170nm or something like that so you well need a torque wrench.
 

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@clappa, you “have changed brakes on many cars before” but is that pad changes you’ve previously don’t, which is very different to altering brake system by replacing front and rear caliper and master cylinder? Bit more involved in the later as compared to the former.

Like @panhead, I don’t want to offend but it seems your questions are a little basic so I’d also suggest you go speak to a brake specialist. Further, I’d suggest you speak to NSW RMS about your upgrade plans.

Hope your spanner twirling is better than your search ability :p (it’s a joke so please don’t get offended) but there is the infamous @Ron Burgundy Engineering certificate for brake upgrade from SS to Brembo brakes thread that is worth a read and takes you down the brake upgrade rabbit hole. Read it and understand the legalities and engineering of upgrading, then as an adult decide for yourself. There are a few other recent threads also worth a read.
 
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By the info he is saying he is replacing the pads and rotors on his VF2 redline, not upgrading the calipers or anything?
 

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You have to replace the caliber bolts as they are no reusable as per service manual.

There is a thread somewhere with the part numbers required for front and rear.
 
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