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I've had my van a few weeks now, and I knew when I bought it that it was going to need front brakes. As soon as the title was in hand I ordered parts. I bought a set of drilled and slotted rotors from e-bay. As well as some ceramic pads from O'reilly Auto Parts. Yesterday I installed my new parts. For anyone that wants/needs to know it was a pretty straight fwd job.
1) remove tire
2) remove the 2 bolts that hold the caliper on (14 mm wrench)
3) remove the 2 bolts that hold the caliper mounting bracket in place (17 mm socket)
4)remove the 2 phillips head screws that hold the rotor in place
Now just work backwards installing the new parts. Use a C-clamp to compress the caliper piston.

just remember to pump the brake pedal a few times before starting the van and your done.

I will say that the stopping ability of the van has increased at least 100%. I did a panic stop at 50mph (damn teenagers) and was nearly thrown threw the windshield. Glad I was wearing that seat belt. With the exception of the brakes making noise (every car I've installed drilled and slotted rotors on has) I'm very happy with the set up.

** also for anyone that doesn't know O'reilly Auto Parts and Autozone ceramic brake pads have a life time warranty that includes wearing them out. If your keeping your van for a while I would spend the money for free brakes for life.

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I thought about getting some e-bay rotors/pads... I have a couple friends that have had them crack pretty bad so I decided not to and waited.

Glad I did:
I just bought this setup two days ago:
Power Stop Brake Kit - 116 Reviews on Powerstop Rotors & Brake Pad Kit

Powerstop x-drilled/Slotted rotors and Powerstop Evolution pads on sale for $153.95 and free shipping! ...with a three year waranty.
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