Big Brakes (S04E09)

Chris Duke 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.


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