Man, it took a lot of work and time to get to this point! But things were finally coming together. It was finally, after many months, time to put on the new brakes!
You might look at this and freak out thinking “what the heck? Why doesn’t this thing go all the way in?”
Don’t worry, it’s right. Remember that the suspension moves all around and that these arms articulate all around, too. In the OEM setup that has a little grease boot, you don’t notice that there’s a big gap here. But that gap needs to exist so that the surface of the rod end doesn’t contact the surface of the knuckle as the suspension articulates. Don’t fret.
OK, really, now it was time to put on the StopTech brakes.
So, let’s get in the tub!
I actually couldn’t fit the rotor in any of the sinks, so I figured, why not the tub? It’s a big basin and I’m just washing stuff down the drain either way, so why not? As instructed, I then used a clean towel to dry things off.
Remember all the goodies that came with the brake kit? A little bit of thread locking compound was included. As per the instructions, the OEM bolts are used to secure the adapter bracket to the knuckle, so the thread locking compound goes on them. A little dab will do you.