In Reply to: Has anyone changed there rear brake pads? posted by BMW 325 on September 17, 2000 at 11:49:45:
It's pretty easy, but the first time is alwasy the hardest.
What are the best pads to get?
Not too sure, for street/track application, carbotech (www.carbotecheng.com) makes some very nice crossover pads.
What tools do I need?
You will need:
1 - Torque wrench
1 - 17mm? socket
1 - 7mm hex driver
1 - wire hanger (to hang your caliper on)
1 - piston spreader (cost maybe $10)
2 - flat head screwdrivers (to remove the clip)
and I think that's about it.
How long will it take me?
About 1 hour first time, ~20 minutes second.
How long do I have to change them after my sensor goes off before I screw something up?
Not too sure.
Here is a great link to help you out: