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Question about front brakes
Ohio88TC Offline
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#1
I am planning on changing my front brakes today and was wondering what is needed to change them. Are there any special torx bolts on them to get them out or no. I remember my 85 having them but does the 88TC and do i have to do special to the front ones when i put it back.
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Jeff K Offline
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#2
Dragging this out of the cobwebs of my memory, but I think the only "special" tool you need is a Torx T45 bit.

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Ohio88TC Offline
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#3
Thanks
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Noname
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#4
Actually 87-88 TC brakes do not need any special tools to take them apart unles syou want to buy a special tool to turn the rear calipers back in. Most of the guys use needle nose pliers for thsi though. If I remembe correctly it is a 17mm socket to take the front pins out and a 1/2" or 13mm one to take the bolts out of the back.

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Ohio88TC Offline
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#5
Thanks James I knew about the torx on the earlier birds but didn't know on the 87-88TC's

I have already done the rear and i use a pair of pliers to turn the piston back in.
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