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The Do It Yourself section is used provide assistance with mods and fixes. Whenever you are making a change to your car please take pictures and notes. Let others know what to watch out for and any useful tricks you learn. If you are starting a post in this section from scratch please hold it to a higher standard than you would for other forum posts. i.e. technical detail and even grammar.
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 #36817  by delusional29
 Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:02 am
Anyone have success changing the rotors and pad on the rear? I just popped off my tire today to give it a go (I already replaced the front) and they are WAY different. Seems complicated to get a rotor on there.

Anyone?

DeLuSioNaL29
 #37044  by John_2001
 Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:08 am
just did the front and rear of a 2010 S model today. The rear is the same as the front, it's just a bit harder to get a breaker bar positioned to get the carrier bracket bolts loose and torqued back up unless you have a lift. It's probably already been mentioned but the caliper piston has to be screwed back in either with a special tool or a wide screwdriver. I'm at 71,000 miles. First replacement for the front, second for the rear.
 #37047  by Juan
 Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:08 pm
Yes, it easy. I just did the rear on my 2012 sls, pads and rotors from Napa. Cost is $103 and I did it myself. No problems.
 #47605  by kimile
 Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:49 pm
Do you guys notice the rear brake pads ACT537 shows not fit 2012 Kisashi on lots of online car stores? But i see the info from the DIY section
 #48302  by SamirD
 Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:42 am
Has anyone noticed uneven wear on the rear pads? Ours are just shy of 80k and are still good, but I'm noticing one side has more wear than the other.
 #48326  by n8dogg
 Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:08 pm
SamirD wrote:Has anyone noticed uneven wear on the rear pads? Ours are just shy of 80k and are still good, but I'm noticing one side has more wear than the other.

I rebuilt my rear brakes at 45K, so long ago I had to review my own posts just to see what remarks I had made about them! It seems that the outside pads did wear down faster than the inside pads...a lot faster! The outside pads were almost gone to dust while the inside pads, the ones with the wear indicator, weren't quiet worn down enough for the wear indicator to even start squealing on the surface of the rotor. I had probably only caught this due to everyone else's reports of having to replace the rear pads so soon. That and all the brake dust on the rear wheels did raise suspissions. I didn't specifically make note as to weather this was the same on both sides of the car however. As far as the rotors, I just did a resurface as I have a local shop that does them affordably, something that is getting harder to find these days.