EVO X Brake Pads Install Guide

As many of us knows, brake pads are crucial to our EVO X, or generally vital! Yet, our worry lies generally in the EVO , and its brake pads. Much the same as with tires, brake pads wear n’ tear. It’s said that brake pads may last anywhere in the range of 40k to 100k miles. In any case, the average span of how long and how often you drive your baby are things to consider as well.  If it is the right time to get those brake pads replaced, and you got a hold of new ones, then we can teach you on the best way to give your ride new brake pads so it can set out for some cruising again today! Brake pad replacement on an EVO X is a genuinely simple process. It’s really one of the most straightforward installations you’ll ever need to do on your EVO X. Have jack stands (or a lift), center punch, hammer, set of pliers (or vice grips as choices), cloth or shop paper towels, brake lube, brake cleaner, and brake caliper oil. Furthermore, 800 grit sandpaper, simply ’cause its a decent rust remover/cleaner =).

EVO X Brake Pad Install
EVO X Brake Pad Install

  1. Guarantee that the car’s totally off.
  2. Hoist the auto using jack stands or a lift.
  3. Remove the tire from the side that needs the new brake pad.
  4. Open brake fluid reservoir.
  5. Have a hammer ready and set of pliers, or vice grips. With the hammer, delicately and slowly pound in the retainer pins until they’re hidden inside the caliper body. At that point, pull up the topmost retainer pins using pliers or vice grips , and work your way down. You’ll be doing this as you push on the spring loading clip. After the highest retainer pin’s out, have the spring stacked maintenance clasp slide out. Chip away at removing the lower retainer pin after.
  6. Remove the outboard side pad of the wheel you’re right now dealing with by sliding it out. Remove the metal backing afterwards and put it aside. You’ll be reusing it. Set the spring loaded retention clip and retainer pins too. Clean that sucker (metal backing) utilizing the 800 coarseness sandpaper.
  7. You may not need the  800 coarseness sandpaper for this step, yet just in case you’re aware of the method called “bedding” your brake pads. Otherwise, use the sandpaper on them new brake pads of yours, yet do so gently.
  8. Have some brake caliper grease prepared. Take the metal backing that you removed before and place it onto your new brake pad. Next, take some brake caliper grease(can be purchased through Amazon or Autozone) and apply to the top and bottom edges, front small indentation, and round circle areas. Get that set of pliers, or vice grips, for the next step.
  9. Utilizing the pliers or vice grips, push back the outboard pistonss. Gently oil up the retention pins after.
  10. Repeat the past venture for the inboard side padnow. Replace both the lower retainer pin and spring loaded retention clip.
  11. Grab the upper retention pin and slide it back in while applying weight on the spring loaded retention clip. Get your hammer prepared for the accompanying step.
  12. Carefully pound in the retention spring. Make sure that you’re pounding it into spot until the backside of it is “flush” with caliper body.
  13. Repeat the above steps for other wheels as needed. Enclose fluid reservoir after you’re finished!
  14. Start him/her up to gradually test out your new brake pads. The owner’s manual/producer manual may include how to bed your brake pads=).

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