Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Prairie Village
Pull off the calipers, then pull then slider pins out. The slider pins should should be removed easily with no rust or pitting on the pins themselves or in the bore. Also make sure the piston compresses and rotates easily back into the caliper, no need to compress it too far, just enough to check. Though rotate until the indentations on the face of the piston line up with the nubs on the pads. Check the rubber boot around the piston as well for any cracks or leaking fluid.
When reinstalling the slider pins make sure they are greased with slider pin grease.
For rotors I just pick whatever OE style they have behind the counter. For pads, I'll usually pick the mid-grade set, not the cheapest but not the most expensive either.