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Old 23 Oct 2012, 01:29 pm
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Hey everyone... You know those metal inserts that you see when you are installing new brake pads? They go between the back of the pad and the caliper... has anyone ever had any issues with them grinding on the rotors? I have them installed correctly but they get bent ever so slightly and its screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeech. I've even clipped pieces of them off and they still grind. Has anyone ever just not used them, and if so, have you had any negative side effects? I would think they were to absorb vibration but I'm not 100% sure of their purpose. Thanks again!
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Old 23 Oct 2012, 01:36 pm
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Compare it with this picture and see if your doing it right.

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Old 23 Oct 2012, 01:57 pm
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I did the brake job myself. From my experience, if they are installed right, they won't make a single sound.
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Old 23 Oct 2012, 03:51 pm
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I think what happened is that the got slightly bent when I installed them... I'll probably just try to adjust them.
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Old 23 Oct 2012, 04:33 pm
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Most likely right. Straighten them out. They are anti rattle clips. You do want them in place. Chrysler could save thousands of dollars leaving them off if they weren't nessasary.

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Old 23 Oct 2012, 08:59 pm
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You should just get some new ones. You may never get them back to their original shape.

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Old 23 Oct 2012, 11:58 pm
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I have seen it reported that many new sets don't supply new ones so you have to reuse the originals. I'm selling a set of EBC "Green Stuff" pads right now on eBay and I notice that they have a patch of something bonded to the back side of the pads for dampening noise. If you dont have something in there, chances are good they can sing a song you won't like hearing.
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Old 24 Oct 2012, 09:53 am
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You don't have a turbo, dod you? THe turbo front disks are fatter, and the clips from non-turbo brakes are guaranteed to scrape the disks - I just re-used the clips, because the new clips would scrape.
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Old 24 Oct 2012, 11:37 am
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You don't need that spoiler thing on the back of it either but they made them anyway Just messin...

Yeah I haven't bought a set of brakes that included the clips. I buy them separately.

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Old 24 Oct 2012, 11:52 am
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Sounds like they are indeed bent up or improperly installed. You can add on noise suppression shims or a compound to help with the vibrations.
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