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Shims on pads

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dremu, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    New set of brake pads, come with stick-on shims. Should I use them, only if I need them, or ...? Rotors are brand-new, so lots of meat, i.e. thick.

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  2. HarryH3

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    They're not shims, they're vibration/squeal eliminators. :) They go on the pad that does NOT sit against the piston. Use 'em!
     
  3. BIG*RED

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    its personal preference, personally i don't use them, the sticky eventually dries up and they stop sticking, then rattle around and make noise..

    i usually just keep them off, or if i have any around, i put the liquid sticky stuff on(kinda like silicone)
     
  4. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Err. Swore their little baggie said "shims", and there are four, one for for each pad.

    But I'll take the advice!

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  5. Leper

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    I always use them.
     
  6. George_Pimpdaddy

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    yea i used them the last time i changed my brakes but at first i didnt and noticed a slight vibration so the next day i threw them in and the vibration was gone.
     

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