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I managed to lose one while swapping pads with another member last year - and the squeal is driving me nuts. I already tried using the red goop on the pistons and grease on the pins... short answer is I need two (ie a single caliper's worth) of those front brake shims that are typically included with pads.

Anyone have a set laying around they'd like to pay forward? :D
 

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Don't remember the stock fronts coming with new shims or even had them on there. I know the rears come with them, but the fronts were just a rubber type backing on the stockers I bought both times. Maybe I missed them on the back of the old ones.
 

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Don't remember the stock fronts coming with new shims or even had them on there. I know the rears come with them, but the fronts were just a rubber type backing on the stockers I bought both times. Maybe I missed them on the back of the old ones.
I don't think they came stock as I pulled my OEM off with none.

But with slotted rotors I'm getting squeaks on the one side i didn't use them.... in spite of the usual goop and lubricant treatment.

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Bump for spare shims ya cheap cunts

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Screw the shims.

I redid the brakes:
Cleaned the back of the pads
Threw out the shims as they did nothing (ie I had shims on one side, just the red brake quiet goo on the other and both squeaked about the same)
New technique: liberal red anti-aqueal on back of pads and let it skim over for 20 minutes
Then insert and press the brake pedal until firm.
Minimal to no squealing on slotted rotors!

I also think the copper lubricant is largely a waste of time... only the pad vibration against the rotor pistons is the big issue IMHO.

/problem solved

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Yes. And it didnt work for me after a few days (the squeal came back) But I may have screwed up the application.

I'd suggest letting the goo film up before installing the pads, so it creates a bit of a cushion for the pads

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Yes. And it didnt work for me after a few days (the squeal came back) But I may have screwed up the application.

I'd suggest letting the goo film up before installing the pads, so it creates a bit of a cushion for the pads

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Could always go with Flex Seal tape....hehehehe
 
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