How To: 3.5L to 5.7L Brake Swap

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    How To: 3.5L to 5.7L Brake Swap

    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

    Parts required:
    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)
    Brake Fluid

    Tools Required:
    10mm socket
    13mm socket
    15mm socket
    19mm socket
    6” Cresent Wrench
    8” Cresent Wrench
    Pliers
    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).

    FRONT

    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).




    REAR

    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

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    Rears:



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    Very nice write up Greg!




    '05 R/T

    PPP stage 3 big valve heads - Howards cam 219/227 .600/.575 112 LSA (108 ICL) - PAC 1518 springs - forged pushrods - 6.1 lifters - 6.1 oil pump - 6.1 timing set - Modern Muscle stage 1+ ported 6.1 manifold
    & 85mm throttle body - 6.1 fuel injectors - 6.1 fuel rails - 25% UDP - Jet 180 tstat - LMI 4" true CAI - MSD "Blaster" coils - 8.2mm Taylor wires - JBA headers - JBA high flow mids - Corsa catback - Diablosport Intune
    Paramount series 55, stage 1 transmission, "Dominator" 3000 stall tc & stage II valve body - Tranzformer shift kit - B&M Hi-Tek transmission cooler - 226mm Getrag 3.91 LSD - BC racing coilovers - Eibach front & rear sways
    Prothane & Whiteline bushing kit - BWoody endlinks - Razors Edge strut bar - Wilwood big brake kit by TCE - W6A 6 piston front calipers on 14.25" 2 piece GT rotors - Dynapro 4 piston rear calipers on 13" 2 piece GT rotors
    Trufiber Challenger A58 carbon fiber hood - Vossen VVS-CV3 & Nitto 420s - 22" x 9" w/265/35/22 & 22" x 10.5" w/295/30/22 - tuning by Ditos motors ---- Hemi Registry #943


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    Very nice write up. Is that for the RWD or AWD? Or am I just not paying attention. The sun has fried whats left of my brain cells.
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    Quote: Originally Posted by So*Cal Pearl View Post
    Very nice write up. Is that for the RWD or AWD? Or am I just not paying attention. The sun has fried whats left of my brain cells.
    RWD. To my understanding The AWD SXT comes stock with the R/T brakes.
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    very nice write up bra.
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    Great write up greg, thanks! My wife just got a Charger 3.5
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    nice write up just might be doing this after the bag kit i get from you
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    great job on the diy and write up Greg...
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    good job greg, but the only thing i see that has me concerned with is that if you put rt brakes on the sxt dont you need to up the rim size to a minimum of 18" to take the big brakes. is this true
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    Quote: Originally Posted by gunracer View Post
    good job greg, but the only thing i see that has me concerned with is that if you put rt brakes on the sxt dont you need to up the rim size to a minimum of 18" to take the big brakes. is this true
    True! You can't use the R/T brakes on 17" wheels.




    '05 R/T

    PPP stage 3 big valve heads - Howards cam 219/227 .600/.575 112 LSA (108 ICL) - PAC 1518 springs - forged pushrods - 6.1 lifters - 6.1 oil pump - 6.1 timing set - Modern Muscle stage 1+ ported 6.1 manifold
    & 85mm throttle body - 6.1 fuel injectors - 6.1 fuel rails - 25% UDP - Jet 180 tstat - LMI 4" true CAI - MSD "Blaster" coils - 8.2mm Taylor wires - JBA headers - JBA high flow mids - Corsa catback - Diablosport Intune
    Paramount series 55, stage 1 transmission, "Dominator" 3000 stall tc & stage II valve body - Tranzformer shift kit - B&M Hi-Tek transmission cooler - 226mm Getrag 3.91 LSD - BC racing coilovers - Eibach front & rear sways
    Prothane & Whiteline bushing kit - BWoody endlinks - Razors Edge strut bar - Wilwood big brake kit by TCE - W6A 6 piston front calipers on 14.25" 2 piece GT rotors - Dynapro 4 piston rear calipers on 13" 2 piece GT rotors
    Trufiber Challenger A58 carbon fiber hood - Vossen VVS-CV3 & Nitto 420s - 22" x 9" w/265/35/22 & 22" x 10.5" w/295/30/22 - tuning by Ditos motors ---- Hemi Registry #943


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    how much did the r/t upgrade run ya for? i would like some more stopping power on my 3.5
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    He got that whole set up...Rotors and all for $300.00




    '05 R/T

    PPP stage 3 big valve heads - Howards cam 219/227 .600/.575 112 LSA (108 ICL) - PAC 1518 springs - forged pushrods - 6.1 lifters - 6.1 oil pump - 6.1 timing set - Modern Muscle stage 1+ ported 6.1 manifold
    & 85mm throttle body - 6.1 fuel injectors - 6.1 fuel rails - 25% UDP - Jet 180 tstat - LMI 4" true CAI - MSD "Blaster" coils - 8.2mm Taylor wires - JBA headers - JBA high flow mids - Corsa catback - Diablosport Intune
    Paramount series 55, stage 1 transmission, "Dominator" 3000 stall tc & stage II valve body - Tranzformer shift kit - B&M Hi-Tek transmission cooler - 226mm Getrag 3.91 LSD - BC racing coilovers - Eibach front & rear sways
    Prothane & Whiteline bushing kit - BWoody endlinks - Razors Edge strut bar - Wilwood big brake kit by TCE - W6A 6 piston front calipers on 14.25" 2 piece GT rotors - Dynapro 4 piston rear calipers on 13" 2 piece GT rotors
    Trufiber Challenger A58 carbon fiber hood - Vossen VVS-CV3 & Nitto 420s - 22" x 9" w/265/35/22 & 22" x 10.5" w/295/30/22 - tuning by Ditos motors ---- Hemi Registry #943


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    I'm hoping to do this mod in the near future.... I figure you can never have to much stopping power..lol

    Thanks for the write up Greg!!
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    damn thats a steal
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    Quote: Originally Posted by Fireman2118 View Post
    He got that whole set up...Rotors and all for $300.00
    Its true, I got an AMAZING deal from an AMAZING friend.
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