How to Install Brake Pads & Rotors

We're installing brake pads and rotors on our 2014 Camaro! Don't be intimidated! It's not too hard to do...

2y ago

For our cars, you could pay around $500 - $1,000 TO JUST REPLACE #BRAKES AND #ROTORS. Guys, it's time to just do it yourself - it's actually NOT that hard to do! It'll take some normal tools, some cleaners, and your time to do this. In this video, we show you how to replace the brake pads and rotors on a 5th Gen V6 camaro.



You need to press them ALL in at the same time. My suggestion would be placing the old brake pads (or a piece of wood) in, and using a grip to give even pressure to all the pistons. This is honestly the hardest part of this whole process is getting that piston(s) pressed in.


The process is very similar to how we do it. Your caliper may look different, or your rotors may be smaller, but essentially it's the same thing. Remove your wheels, unbolt the calipers, replace the rotor, replace the pads, bolt everything back up and you're good.


Thank you to Bagheera's Sponsor BraketimeUSA for the beautiful new dimpled and slotted rotors in Gold Zinc!

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Comments (4)

  • Good to see some how-tos up on DT! I think we need more of them! The correct tool to collapse the caliper piston is about $15 at any parts store. It's a good idea to use it instead of pliers or a c-clamp. It's less likely to damage the caliper. Sweet looking rotors on a sweet Camaro!

      2 years ago
    • After posting this, a couple of our friends showed us better ways to do this (where were they when we were doing this I have no idea lmao) We know better for next time! We did use two c clamps to push it evenly though :-)

        2 years ago
    • Yeah, friends always seem to show up AFTER the work has been done! HA!

        2 years ago
  • Should I grease up the pads real well?

      2 years ago