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Introduction

This write up will show the individual steps on replacing the OEM stock dual pot calipers to a bigger beefier 4 pot aluminum caliper. The RB performance caliper is not only lighter but also stronger. It is perfect for those who are looking to stop harder and increase brake performance.

Note: These calipers WILL NOT fit with OEM Stock wheels. Spacers will be needed if the spokes are hitting the caliper. For example, we needed 3mm spacers for the RPF1's to clear the caliper.

  1. Major Warning: Be sure that your wheels will clear larger calipers. Request template from your authorized dealer. Brake kit will not clear factory wheels.
    • Major Warning: Be sure that your wheels will clear larger calipers. Request template from your authorized dealer. Brake kit will not clear factory wheels.

    • After you remove the wheel, place drip pan under brakes. This process will leak brake fluid. Brake fluid is very corrosive and be sure not to make any contact with paint.

  2. With a 12 mm wrench, loosen and remove banjo bolt securing the brake line to the caliper. With a 12 mm wrench, loosen and remove banjo bolt securing the brake line to the caliper. With a 12 mm wrench, loosen and remove banjo bolt securing the brake line to the caliper.
    • With a 12 mm wrench, loosen and remove banjo bolt securing the brake line to the caliper.

  3. Warning: Brake fluid will begin to leak.
    • Warning: Brake fluid will begin to leak.

  4. With a 14 mm wrench, remove the upper and lower bolt securing caliper to caliper bracket. With a 14 mm wrench, remove the upper and lower bolt securing caliper to caliper bracket.
    • With a 14 mm wrench, remove the upper and lower bolt securing caliper to caliper bracket.

  5. Be cautious to not let the brake pads fall when removing the caliper.
    • Be cautious to not let the brake pads fall when removing the caliper.

    • Brake pads may now be removed.

  6. Using a 17 mm wrench, remove the two bolts securing the caliper to the knuckle. Using a 17 mm wrench, remove the two bolts securing the caliper to the knuckle. Using a 17 mm wrench, remove the two bolts securing the caliper to the knuckle.
    • Using a 17 mm wrench, remove the two bolts securing the caliper to the knuckle.

  7. With the caliper bracket removed, detach the brake rotor. With the caliper bracket removed, detach the brake rotor.
    • With the caliper bracket removed, detach the brake rotor.

  8. Using a 12 mm ratchet tool, remove the three bolts securing the dust shield to the knuckle. Using a 12 mm ratchet tool, remove the three bolts securing the dust shield to the knuckle. Using a 12 mm ratchet tool, remove the three bolts securing the dust shield to the knuckle.
    • Using a 12 mm ratchet tool, remove the three bolts securing the dust shield to the knuckle.

  9. Utilizing the factory caliper bracket bolts, install the upgraded aluminum caliper bracket * Be advised caliper brackets are directional. With a 17 mm socket, torque aluminum caliper bracket to factory spec.
    • Utilizing the factory caliper bracket bolts, install the upgraded aluminum caliper bracket

    • * Be advised caliper brackets are directional.

    • With a 17 mm socket, torque aluminum caliper bracket to factory spec.

  10. Spray brake cleaner on the rotors and wipe with paper towel to get rid of all the oil residue. Spray the face of the brake down again with brake cleaner after all the residue is gone and let it evaporate
    • Spray brake cleaner on the rotors and wipe with paper towel to get rid of all the oil residue.

    • Spray the face of the brake down again with brake cleaner after all the residue is gone and let it evaporate

  11. Install brake rotor onto knuckle. Brake rotors are directional so install them accordingly. Use Lug nuts to keep rotor flush to the hub. Clean brake pad with brake cleaner spray just in case there is oil from assembly.
    • Install brake rotor onto knuckle. Brake rotors are directional so install them accordingly. Use Lug nuts to keep rotor flush to the hub.

    • Clean brake pad with brake cleaner spray just in case there is oil from assembly.

  12. May sure main surfaces to bracket have no burrs. Make sure to use the red "Loctite" on the harware With caliper bleeders facing upwards, install calipers and tighten with 10 mm allen key tool.
    • May sure main surfaces to bracket have no burrs.

    • Make sure to use the red "Loctite" on the harware

    • With caliper bleeders facing upwards, install calipers and tighten with 10 mm allen key tool.

  13. Torque calipers to caliper bracket to specifications. Torque calipers to caliper bracket to specifications.
    • Torque calipers to caliper bracket to specifications.

  14. Utilizing a 12 mm wrench, remove the bolts securing the brake line to the suspension. Using a 10 mm line wrench, separate stainless steel brake line from rubber brake line. Remove locking clip, securing rubber brake line to stainless steel brake line against the chassis
    • Utilizing a 12 mm wrench, remove the bolts securing the brake line to the suspension.

    • Using a 10 mm line wrench, separate stainless steel brake line from rubber brake line.

    • Remove locking clip, securing rubber brake line to stainless steel brake line against the chassis

  15. Install but do not tighten stainless steel braided line to factory hard line. This will allow you to set stainless steel braided brake line into correct position. Stainless steel braided brake line will have notched sections allowing it to mate to chassis bracket. Secure but do not tighten stainless steel braided brake line to the suspension with the factory bolt.
    • Install but do not tighten stainless steel braided line to factory hard line. This will allow you to set stainless steel braided brake line into correct position. Stainless steel braided brake line will have notched sections allowing it to mate to chassis bracket.

    • Secure but do not tighten stainless steel braided brake line to the suspension with the factory bolt.

  16. Please view picture for proper placement of banjo bolt installation. Using a 14 mm line wrench, secure banjo bolt to caliper with the stainless steel braided brake line positioning upwards. Using a 14 mm line wrench, secure banjo bolt to caliper with the stainless steel braided brake line positioning upwards.
    • Please view picture for proper placement of banjo bolt installation.

    • Using a 14 mm line wrench, secure banjo bolt to caliper with the stainless steel braided brake line positioning upwards.

  17. You may now tighten remaining bolts securing the stainless steel braided brake line to the vehicle. Secure stainless steel braided brake line to hard line with supplied locking clips With stainless steel line secured, finish tightening 10 mm hard line.
    • You may now tighten remaining bolts securing the stainless steel braided brake line to the vehicle.

    • Secure stainless steel braided brake line to hard line with supplied locking clips

    • With stainless steel line secured, finish tightening 10 mm hard line.

  18. Once you complete the installation, the system needs to be bled properly. Please follow the FSM for proper bleeding procedures.
    • Once you complete the installation, the system needs to be bled properly. Please follow the FSM for proper bleeding procedures.

    • After bleeding all 4 corners, put the wheels back on and go for a drive to mate the brake pads on to the rotor.

    • This brake setup will be exponentially better than stock. Be careful when enjoying them.

Conclusion

The installation of these brakes will ensure superior brake performance and longevity. Please enjoy these brakes in a safe manner.

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