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Brake Shims

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ilovetacos, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Oct 16, 2011 at 1:41 PM
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    ilovetacos

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    Should I use the new shims that came with the Durlast pads or reuse the OEM shims?

    Just asking for opinions as I know our brakes can be picky about movement and squealing.

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  2. Oct 16, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    i would say the old ones seeing that on the old ones where it contacts seem bigger than the plate on the new ones
     
  3. Oct 16, 2011 at 1:58 PM
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    I tried taking off the Duralast shims but they appear to be glued down. Can I use the OEM shims over the Duralast shims? And should I use both OEM shims or just one.
     
  4. Oct 16, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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    Pic of the OEM shims

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  5. Oct 16, 2011 at 2:01 PM
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    Hmm I'm not completely sure hopefully somebody will chime in
     
  6. Oct 16, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    the new shims have that coating on them to help stop squealing... if you put the old ones over the new ones you might not have enough room with the added thickness.

    that being said, id use the new ones only and add a bunch of brake lube on them
     
  7. Oct 16, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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    You are correct...I can't get both of the OEM shims in but can get 1 of them in with the Duralast pads.

    So should I got with no OEM shims or 1 shim :confused:

    Thanks in advance!
     
  8. Oct 16, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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    I personally would just use the one that came on the pad.... dont sweat the details.
     
  9. Oct 16, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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    use the new shims, dont want to mix and match
     
  10. Oct 16, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    Ok, got it. Thanks guys! :cheers:
     
  11. Oct 16, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    just use the new shim and lube the shit out of the contact area make sure you clean it first..................
     
  12. Oct 16, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    Finished the brakes up and all went well. Used the Duralast shims only with a ton of lube and so far so good with no brake squeeling (have only driven about 10 miles). I kept the OEM shims just incase I need them later on down the road. Thanks again for the help.
     
  13. Oct 16, 2011 at 10:53 PM
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    Wise. I somehow left out one of my corolla shims on a brake change, and then on the last change I noticed that the pads wore unevenly on one rotor. The missing shim pad was rubbing metal.
     
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