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simple noob brake qestion

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    What is the point of the adhesive thinger in the bottom left of the picture? Is it a shim? I've gathered that it sticks to the outer brake pad, but do I need to install it???

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  2. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Its to reduce vibration and IMO is not absolutely necessary
     
  3. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    Got my front calipers on.. Bought another set of calipers today also. I'm gonna start on the rear disk brakes very soon :D
     
  4. 4xcrazy

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    as mentioned, it's to help prevent vibrations,,,what wasn't said, is these vibrations are what causes the brakes to squeel.

    I always use them.
     
  5. roadnotca

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    I bought premium Raybestos, the silencer shifted and bent the little tabs, the contact cement must have softened. I took them out. I very rarely get noise and when happens, I step harder. I also have drilled rotors so there is an escape route for dust and "gas".:D
     

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