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Switching from brembos to akebono's

Hey guys, soon I'll be switching from the non-sport brembos over to the sport package akebono's. I'm thinking of doing it myself, and also finally installing the SS brake lines

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Hey guys, soon I'll be switching from the non-sport brembos over to the sport package akebono's. I'm thinking of doing it myself, and also finally installing the SS brake lines & full flush with RBF600. Anything I should look out for or any tips? This will be my first time doing brakes.
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Non-sport Brembos...

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Please FFS get a friend. You don't want air in your lines, etc.
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I did the exact same 2 years ago. It is all relatively straight forward, I'd say just take your time and make sure everything is mounted correctly and tight using a torque wrench. The biggest concern is mounting the SS lines, depending on exactly which ones you got, you need to make sure they are routed the right way so that they don't stretch or pinch at full drop/compression/lockout (there are some threads on this).

Other than that I would recommend using a power bleeder to bleed the system with new RBF, which I was able to do by myself and get great pedal feel.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Also, the base brakes aren't brembos, not sure what they are actually .
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I'm quite familiar with brake fluid flushes, I do them every spring. I just pump the pedal instead of using a power bleeder.

I was more leaning towards whether u need to apply any thread lock or anti seize anywhere, which parts should I clean & lube, and how to best route and install the hoses...
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I'm quite familiar with brake fluid flushes, I do them every spring. I just pump the pedal instead of using a power bleeder.

I was more leaning towards whether u need to apply any thread lock or anti seize anywhere, which parts should I clean & lube, and how to best route and install the hoses...
You do not need any type of threadlock or anti-sieze on any bolt you touch in the brake swap. However, it really helps to put some anti-sieze on the back side of the rotor where it contacts the hub. It makes taking them off easier when you change rotors for new ones or have to do something where they come off.

You would benefit from cleaning off the pad hardware and putting new high temp silicone grease on them when you do the swap.

The routing of the brake lines depends on what company you buy them from, as there are a couple ways they are done. I highly recommend Goodridge lines, as they are designed exactly like the factory lines, but with stainless lines instead. You can get them from places like Forged Performance or Corner 3 Motorsports.
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Please FFS get a friend. You don't want air in your lines, etc.
Thanks Andrew, very helpful
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You do not need any type of threadlock or anti-sieze on any bolt you touch in the brake swap. However, it really helps to put some anti-sieze on the back side of the rotor where it contacts the hub. It makes taking them off easier when you change rotors for new ones or have to do something where they come off.

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Thanks for the tips. I'm using Z1 braided lines with the protective coating
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Thanks for the tips. I'm using Z1 braided lines with the protective coating
IIRC, they are routed differently than the factory lines, but they should have instructions on how to properly route them. If they don't, you can give Z1 a call and they will help you out.
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