If your looking to upgrade your 3.5 to R/T brakes, here is a little walk through on what you will need and a small how to.
Estimated time to complete: 3 hours
R/T rotors (Front & Rear)
R/T Calipers (Front & Rear)
R/T Caliper Hangers (or mounts, depending on who you talk to)
R/T Brake Pads (Front & Rear)
R/T Brake lines (Front only, current rear lines can be used)
6” Cresent Wrench
8” Cresent Wrench
Brake Bleeder kit ($4.99 at Harbor Freight)
For my upgrade, I have gone with Stock R/T calipers with R1 Concepts Premium Cross-Drilled & Slotted rotors, with Posi Quiet (Ceramic) pads.
1 – Place the car on jackstands and remove the wheels.
2 – Place each corners parts in the respective area. ( I like to have my parts laid out so they are within reaching distance when I am sitting on the floor).
3 – Using your 15mm socket and 6” cresent, remove caliper.
4 – Using your 19mm socket, remove caliper hanger.
5 – Remove rotor (there may be 2 clips on the lugs, remove them and the rotor will just pull off).
6 – Using your 10mm socket, remove the bracket on the back side of the “knuckle” that is attached to the brake line.
7 – Attach new brake line to the new caliper.
8 – Using your 6” cresent, unhook the brake line from the metal tube.
9 – Remove clip and pull brake line from the mounting bracket.
10 – Place the new brake line into the bracket and secure with clip.
11 – Attach new brake line.
12 – Attach the bracket to the back side of the knuckle.
12 – Place new rotor onto the hub and secure with 2 lug nuts (Unless you decide you want to replace the 2 clips, I didn’t).
13 – Mount the new hanger (19mm socket).
14 – install brake pads.
15 – Mount new calipers (15mm socket and 6” cresent).
1 – Using your 15mm socket and 6” cresent, remove caliper.
2 – Using your 19mm socket, remove caliper hanger.
3 – Remove the rotor (make sure the emergency brake is disengaged).
4 – Using your 10mm socket, remove the brake line from the old caliper.
5 – Using your 10mm socket, attach brake line to the new caliper.
6 – Place new rotor onto the hub and secure with 2 lug nuts.
7 - Mount the new hanger (19mm socket).
8 - install brake pads.
9 - Mount new calipers (15mm socket and 6” cresent).
Once you have installed the new brakes, you will need to bleed them. I used this walkthrough from MattRobertson off of LXForums.
How to bleed your brakes: Quick and Dirty - LX Forums Modern Mopar Muscle