Front brake pad shims

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Old 09 Nov 2005, 09:28 pm   #1 (permalink)
Allen Crawford
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Default Front brake pad shims

Is there any way to recycle and use the factory shims
while changing out the pads. I am getting them in tomorrow.

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Allen

ps. Not OEM pads


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Old 10 Nov 2005, 09:06 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"Allen Crawford" <acrawford5@hot.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Is there any way to recycle and use the factory shims
> while changing out the pads. I am getting them in tomorrow.
>
> regards,
>
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> Allen
>
> ps. Not OEM pads
>
>

In answering my own question, Yes you can re-use the old shims and using
permatex brake quiet spray adhesive
helps to bond the shims to the back of the pad to make
the reinstall of the caliper much easier. The changeout
was quite easy and gratifying.

Al


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Old 11 Nov 2005, 11:15 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Front brake pad shims

Yes, but it's messy trying to clean up the moly lube. Just buy
aftermarket Akebono ceramic pads with integrated shims. Good deal from
online stores like rockauto.com

see www.akebonobrakes.com

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Old 12 Nov 2005, 09:10 pm   #4 (permalink)
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<johngdole@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:1131772519.680145.103430@z14g2000cwz.googlegr oups.com...
> Yes, but it's messy trying to clean up the moly lube.


What exactly is the purpose for the usage of moly lube
on shims and how properly apply the lube ?

> Just buy aftermarket Akebono ceramic pads with
> integrated shims.


Are you talking with a stick-on shims?
I got pads with these, but they did not look good
and I installed factory shims - they fit very well.
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