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EBC brake pad install question

This is a discussion on EBC brake pad install question within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I found this same question on LS1tech and no one answered. I am hoping I have better luck over here ...

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    EBC brake pad install question

    I found this same question on LS1tech and no one answered. I am hoping I have better luck over here

    I just bought some EBC green stuff pads, and after reading the installation instructions I'm a bit confused.

    "These brake pads are not fitted with original anti rattle shims, Please do not attempt to fit shims from worn pads onto these units which will cause an over-thickness situation resulting in pad drag".

    The pads did not come with the metal guides that the pad sits in. Does this mean not to use the old metal hardware that normally comes with new brake pads, or get new metal hardware? I do not feel comfortable installing the pads without new metal guides

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    what metal guides are you talking about? The shims they're talking about are real thin pieces of metal that attach the backs of the pads. Have a picture of the pad? Are you talking about the aluminum clips that fit down into the caliper and bracket and then the pad rides on those? If so, reuse those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    what metal guides are you talking about? The shims they're talking about are real thin pieces of metal that attach the backs of the pads. Have a picture of the pad? Are you talking about the aluminum clips that fit down into the caliper and bracket and then the pad rides on those? If so, reuse those.
    yea the aluminum clips. I thought they were called the pad guides. thanks for the quick response.

    here is a pic of the brakes just in case others have the same question in the future.



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    i put mine back on...then again i have ebc redstuff....subscribed in case i fucked up

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    im just waiting on my rotors and I will update on how things work out. CD and slotted rotoworks rotors

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    There are steel inserts on the top and bottom of the caliper bracket that should be re-installed. This is simply where the tabs at each end of your brake backing plate ride.

    The anti-squeal plates clip to the back of the brake pads and provide a cushion to prevent movement and noise. They do increase the overall "thickness" of the installed brakes, and this could result in heating up of the brakes. As stated in the instructions, there may not be sufficient clearance fo the rotor. Obviously, once the brakes have worn down a bit you could re-install them if you have a noise issue.

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    ok I got it all installed. I am still in the break-in period of the pads, but I can already tell it stops better.


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    i hvae ebc green and mine sound like they are scrapping u have the same issue?

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    nope. mine are quiet for the most part. they squeak a little at low speeds once in a while, but im still breaking in the pads. I found I had a rusted caliper pin that was stuck when I was installing the pads and rotors, but I lubed them up pretty good and made sure everything was moving smoothly.

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    Damn! That means I need to pull mine apart to take a look damn pain! Lol

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    its just brakes. it could be worse. luckily my work will let me use the hoists anytime I want if I have an issue.

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    Lucky

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    Thanks for posting

    say are those rotors EBC as well ?

    They look nice

    Also it's good to know who sends out a complete kit

    I don't like the fact that they did not provide you with new retainers

    I think I'm going to do Hawk pads on mine

    Just for the simple Fact that I have read so many good reviews
    on their pads

    Von

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    no I went with Rotoworks Rotors. honestly I cant tell you why I went with those. I just read a couple good reviews on them. I really like them so far, but I havent really put them to through a real test yet.

    I almost bought the hawk pads, but went with these instead.

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