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Video: Tips on How to Install Aluminum Brake Calipers Properly

For decades, most brake calipers have been made from cast iron. Cast iron is a strong, durable material, but it’s also really heavy. To help shed weight and improve performance […]

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Video: How to Install Wheel Bearings Properly on an Vehicle with ABS Sensors

A wheel bearing must be installed correctly to ensure it’ll function as it should—and we’re not just talking about its ability to spin freely. That’s because, on vehicles equipped with […]

Tech Articles

What’s the Difference Between Single- & Dual-Circuit Brake Systems? (And Why You Need to Know the Distinction!)

It’s a big “duh” to say that brakes are vitally important to your driving safety. Yet, while hydraulic brake systems have been around for over a century now, if you’re […]

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Video: How (& Why) to Prepare a Wheel Hub When Replacing Brake Rotors

A little while back, we featured a tool to help you remove a brake rotor that’s seized to a wheel hub. While that’s a pretty handy gadget to have in […]

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Video: How to Measure Axle Standoff (AKA Brake Space) to Ensure Good Brake Caliper Alignment

Install custom brakes? Swapping axles? Retrofitting rear discs? Then friend, you’re in the right place. The fine folks over at Baer Brakes developed a handy video that’ll walk you through […]

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Mailbag: What Does a Residual Pressure Valve Do?

Q: Would you please explain residual valves? … A: A residual pressure valve is a special type of one-way check valve. They are used to keep a small amount of pressure in […]

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Hot Rod Home School (Lesson #3): How to Replace Brake Rotors and Pads

Hot Rod Home School continues with your another job that aspiring home mechanics can perform to get their feet wet: brake replacement. Particularly, we’re talking about brake pads and brake […]

Q&A

Mailbag: Finding Brake Balance in a Pro Street ’73 Camaro

Q: I have a pro street ’73 Camaro with skinny tires up front and wide tires in the rear. The other day I had to make a quick stop and […]

Tech Articles

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Fixing Spongy Brake Pedal Feel After Transmission Swap

I have a brake bleeding question. We installed a Wilwood four-wheel disc brake system in my ’68 Nova about 15 years ago, and for a couple of years of driving […]

How Tos

How to Assemble Drum Brakes (A Step-by-Step Guide)

Drum brakes were standard equipment for decades. Even high-powered muscle cars were equipped with drum brakes on at least one axle. Many were equipped with drums on the front too. […]