Upgrading to Baer Brakes

Tools you will need:

Installing the Front System

Before starting, fit the brake assembly in one of the removed wheels to insure there will be no clearance problems

  1. Remove the stock brake components (pads, rotors, calipers, hoses, etc.) using a 15mm socket wrench and 12mm line wrench
  2. FOR SPORT SYSTEMS ONLY: modify spindle by grinding about 1/8" with a metal file.
  3. Install the new bracket to the backside of the spindle and attach with 14mm bolts, washers and nuts
  1. Place rotor over hub seat and secure with two lug nuts
  2. Install caliper with bleeder pointing up
  1. Install brake hose
  1. Once finished installing, perform a final check on both rotors for clearance from all obstructions and for being properly centered between the calipers and brake pads. You may find that the ABS sensor's bracket is touching one or both rotors and in this case, bend the bracket slightly back (1/8" or 3/16" should be enough). If other obstructions are present or if the rotors don't center properly between the pads, re-check all previous steps and correct any problems. Do not proceed until all concerns have been addressed.

Proceed to Installing the Rear System, or, if done, proceed to Bleeding the System.

Installing the Rear System

  1. Remove the rear brakes, hubs, and parking brake mechanisms. You will need a 13mm wrench, 10mm socket, and #30 Torx driver
  2. Using original bolts, install the new bracket and hub
  1. Install rotor and secure with two lug nuts
  2. Install caliper behind the axle with 12mm bolts, washers, and nuts using a 19mm socket
  1. Install brake hose
  1. Reinstall factory parking brake cables
  2. Proceed to Bleeding the System

Bleeding the System

Seasoning the Rotors

Bedding the Pads