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Old 05-19-2003, 09:37 AM   #1
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Caliper Torque Settings?

Im changing my brake pads today, does anybody know how much I need to torque my caliper bolts? TIA!!
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Old 05-19-2003, 05:02 PM   #2
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Front Calipre = 110 Nm
Rear Calipre = 65 Nm
Guide Pins = 35 Nm

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Old 11-19-2012, 10:29 PM   #3
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Can anyone explain why the front requires more torque? Don't they use the same screws?

I ask because I over-torqued the rear screws and sheared one of them completely off.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:26 AM   #4
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Your front brakes provide more of your stopping force than the rears. Don't know if that has anything to do with it, but that'd be my guess as to why

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Old 11-20-2012, 10:30 AM   #5
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Can anyone explain why the front requires more torque? Don't they use the same screws?

I ask because I over-torqued the rear screws and sheared one of them completely off.
Different size bolts. Fronts are M12, rears are M10.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:36 AM   #6
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Different size bolts. Fronts are M12, rears are M10.
Good to know... I better call ECS and cancel that order because the ones they have are M12x1.5x32.

Should the rear screws then be M10x1.5x32?
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:48 AM   #7
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Check out realoem.com and look it up
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:00 AM   #8
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Cool site, thanks Sil80m3!

Another question: I misread the DIY guide (again) and applied the anti-seize compound to the guide bolts instead of the collar screws. Should I wipe the guide bolts off while I'm replacing and applying anti-seize to the collar screws? If so, should I apply some other type of lubricant to the guide bolts instead?
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:15 AM   #9
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Good to know as ill be changing mine this weekend (:

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