Season 4: Episode 9
Big Brakes

Big Brakes

Chris Duke from Motorz TV shows you how to install a big brake upgrade kit and bleed the brakes on a Mustang GT, change front brake pads on a 2004 Honda Pilot, and demonstrates the use of a vacuum type bleeder on a 2005 Ford F-150.

Episode Links

Sears Blue Tool Crew
Baer Brake Systems

Partz Mentions

Sears Blue Tool Crew
DJM Suspension
Agent 47

Episode Notes

Have you ever wanted to learn how to upgrade your brake system to something bigger, providing more stopping power? How about how to bleed your brakes? Or do something as simple as changing the front brake pads on a SUV? It’s easier than you think! Learn the ins and outs with a ton of tips along the way in this huge brakes episode.

In this episode of Motorz, Chris Duke takes you through the step-by-step on how to upgrade the stock brake system on a 2008 Ford Mustang GT with Baer Brake Systems’ Pro Plus front brake system which includes larger diameter 14-inch rotors, stainless steel brake lines, and incredibly awesome six-piston calipers. Then he jumps to the rear of the vehicle and shows you how to install Baer’s Eradispeed Plus rear rotor conversion kit.

Brake pads on SUVs need to be replaced frequently, quite often because vehicle manufacturers put pads and rotors more suitable for cars on their larger and heavier SUVs. Why spend all that money taking it to a shop every year when you can do it yourself? In this episode, Chris shows you how to replace your old brake pads on a 2004 Honda Pilot with brand new ones.

In addition, you’ll learn how to bleed your brakes using two completely different methods. First, Chris shows you how to bleed your brakes using a traditional method where one person sits inside the vehicle and pumps the brake pedal while another person opens up the bleeder and dumps fluid into a container. If you’re on your own, however, you may be interested to learn about another method which uses a vacuum type bleeder and makes bleeding your brakes a snap!

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about brakes, then this jam-packed episode is for you. Be sure to stay tuned to the end to catch new products featured in the Partz segment, and Chris answers fan mail in the Letterz segment.

Music

This episode features music from COLDWEST. “Snakeskinner”, “Ignition”, and a custom song for the Motorz Intro.

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Disclaimer

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121 Responses to “Big Brakes”

  1. SushiPac Says:

    also when you are changing the brakes on that honda pilot (13:03) . why are you compressing the piston with the the material side of the brake pad against the piston. that can possibly damage the face of the piston and the rubber seal around it. and if its not worn evenly then the piston will get pressed in crooked and mess up the piston. you should also check those slider pins to make sure they slid in and out. because if they dont they need to be pulled out and re greased .

  2. SushiPac Says:

    also when you are changing the brakes on that honda pilot (13:03) . why are you compressing the piston with the the material side of the brake pad against the piston. that can possibly damage the face of the piston and the rubber seal around it. and if its not worn evenly then the piston will get pressed in crooked and mess up the piston. you should also check those slider pins to make sure they slid in and out. because if they dont they need to be pulled out and re greased .

  3. Vincent Mai Says:

    hi i was wondering if you can do a video on replacing big brake pads and friction ring off the rotor. i have big brake kit on my car and its coming up to that time to change the pads and rotors but i don’t want to spend all that money replacing the whole rotor. i heard all i have to do is replace the friction ring cause the rotors are two piece

  4. Vincent Mai Says:

    hi i was wondering if you can do a video on replacing big brake pads and friction ring off the rotor. i have big brake kit on my car and its coming up to that time to change the pads and rotors but i don’t want to spend all that money replacing the whole rotor. i heard all i have to do is replace the friction ring cause the rotors are two piece

  5. R0ckstrmik3 Says:

    looks backward lol. but many are different

  6. R0ckstrmik3 Says:

    looks backward lol. but many are different

  7. acroracing Says:

    Really??? Fucking commercials?

  8. Cappin Teddy Says:

    You’re on a nifty website called Youtube, so quit being a whiny cunt and skip them.

  9. Cory Colstock Says:

    What I don’t understand is why there is never a rear brake kit. I know you guys make a rear kit (baer) but can I ask “Why do some company’s make only a Front brake kit.”

  10. allgrid Says:

    in a 50/50 wieght car 70% of the braking is done by the fronts, mustange is front heavy anyway i think so that’ll be over 70%. also rear brake calipers are more of a pain to play with or go aftermarket as they include the hanbrake cable in them. hope that helps

  11. scumdog88 Says:

    i have a 1997 gmc sierra 2wheel drive. can NOT NOT NOT get the rear brakes to bleed out. replaced master all new brakes. if i have somebody pump the brakes and hold it then i go to open the rear brake resivor fitting nothing comes out. now if i open if you dont pump the brake and just open the fitting then have somebody step down on the peddle with out pumping it it will shoot a steady stream from the rear brake resivor but nothing when its pumped up. i cant figure it out

  12. GTChannel Says:

    Installing a big brake kit is one of the essentials in creating a complete street/race car. You need to be able to STOP and not just GO. Remember that. Follow along w/Motorz’s Chris Duke.

  13. NQGriggs Says:

    That Sears Tools dude makes me feel uncomfortable.

  14. Jason Barnett Says:

    Nice production, but I have a bit of an issue with the quick explanation of why bigger brakes are better. He says the larger diameter rotors will give “more surface area” for the pad to contact. While it may be true that there is more pad surface area, that has nothing to do with the diameter of the rotor. You could put a caliper with a wider pad footprint on any diameter rotor. The reason you install larger diameter rotors is the increased leverage it gives the brake to slow the rotation of the disk and thus the wheel. (Imagine if you were trying to stop the wheel spinning with a wrench applied to the hub; the longer your wrench, the more force you could apply.) This may be obvious to those used to working with brakes, but I think it should be stated in the video for those who actually want to understand what’s going on. Also, Baer recommends you remove the debris shields when installing big brake kits. Since you’re applying more stopping power, you’re creating more heat from friction in the rotors, and so need as much air to cool them as possible. On this Mustang, I also think they should mention that brake cooling ducts should be added for cooling, especially if aggressive street or track use is anticipated. Again, you’re putting a lot more heat in disks and pads with big brakes.

  15. murmaider2 Says:

    these Baer kits are 4000 bucks just for the front! Jeez.

  16. Fricktion Says:

    SO, why are they trying to clean up oil with water? Last time I checked water dosen’t mix with oil. Or is that the point?

  17. Henry ajila Says:

    on the honda you never resurface the rotor you going to get brake pulsation

  18. shihster88 Says:

    where are the jack stands placed under the car?

  19. Jose Silva Says:

    como instalar un Line Lock Roll Control Kit Ford Mustang 2007 y cual me recomiendas

  20. Ko-wing wong Says:

    K-sport brakes and suspension is much cheaper and reputable. Its not like youre going to be driving 200mph on the hi way and through traffic so you don’t need shit this big.

  21. Justin Carter Says:

    dude sounds high as fuck when you set the video speed to 0.5

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