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When the car's braking starts to fade when on stock pads, it's time to step up your game and get something with a bit more bite for your needs. We spoke to the people at Winmax and decided to go with the W3. This brake pad install will cover all the bases for changing the front brake pads on the vehicle.

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  1. The First steps to changing the brake pads would be to get all 4 wheels in the air and take the wheels off of the car. The First steps to changing the brake pads would be to get all 4 wheels in the air and take the wheels off of the car.
    • The First steps to changing the brake pads would be to get all 4 wheels in the air and take the wheels off of the car.

  2. After removing the front wheel, remove the two 14mm bolts that secure the calipers to the bracket. The caliper should be easily removed after that. The caliper should be easily removed after that.
    • After removing the front wheel, remove the two 14mm bolts that secure the calipers to the bracket.

    • The caliper should be easily removed after that.

  3. After removing the caliper, securely support it so it does not add stress to the brake line. After removing the caliper, securely support it so it does not add stress to the brake line.
    • After removing the caliper, securely support it so it does not add stress to the brake line.

  4. Once the caliper has been secured, the brake pads can be easily removed and set aside. Once the caliper has been secured, the brake pads can be easily removed and set aside.
    • Once the caliper has been secured, the brake pads can be easily removed and set aside.

  5. Install Factory Shims on to new pads. Shims will serve as an insulator between the piston and the new pad. The shims will assist in reducing heat transfer to the pistons from the pads. The shims will assist in reducing heat transfer to the pistons from the pads.
    • Install Factory Shims on to new pads. Shims will serve as an insulator between the piston and the new pad.

    • The shims will assist in reducing heat transfer to the pistons from the pads.

  6. With the pads and shims assembled, install them into the brake caliper bracket. With the recommended pad compressing tool, use the brake pads to keep the pistons compressed. With the recommended pad compressing tool, use the brake pads to keep the pistons compressed.
    • With the pads and shims assembled, install them into the brake caliper bracket.

    • With the recommended pad compressing tool, use the brake pads to keep the pistons compressed.

  7. Make sure the flat tabs on the sliding pins line up to the machined ridge of the caliper when you're about to install the caliper. This will assist in holding the threaded sliding pin in place while you install the securing bolts. This will assist in holding the threaded sliding pin in place while you install the securing bolts.
    • Make sure the flat tabs on the sliding pins line up to the machined ridge of the caliper when you're about to install the caliper.

    • This will assist in holding the threaded sliding pin in place while you install the securing bolts.

  8. Install the two 14mm bolts that secure the caliper to the bracket. Tighten to factory specs. Tighten to factory specs.
    • Install the two 14mm bolts that secure the caliper to the bracket.

    • Tighten to factory specs.

  9. Once you're completed both sides of the car, go ahead and place the wheels back on and torque the lugs to factory specs.
    • Once you're completed both sides of the car, go ahead and place the wheels back on and torque the lugs to factory specs.

    • Then take the car for a drive and safely break in the brake pads to the rotors from the manufacturer instructions

Conclusion

Changing your brake pads to a stronger compound will absolutely benefit the braking of your vehicle. Just be sure to follow manufacturer's break in procedures for the compound.

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