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Front brake question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by hardtaco, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. Jun 1, 2009 at 3:35 AM
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    hardtaco

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    I am getting ready to replace my front brake pads again after putting only 20,000 miles on them in 2 years. I guess I bought some garbage pads. My question is, if using non OEM pads, do I install the metal plate spacer on the back side of my new pads, as the originals had? I put them on the last time I changed the pads out, and I am wondering if I should have left them off for any reason.
     
  2. Jun 1, 2009 at 5:37 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Yes, you should put it back on.
     
  3. Jun 1, 2009 at 6:32 AM
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    Some pads, such as NAPA, include new spacers that have an adhesive peal-off that you atatch. Some have a plate riveted on to the pads base and you don't re use the OEM spacer.
     
  4. Jun 1, 2009 at 9:05 AM
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    Depends on the Pad.
     
  5. Jun 1, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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    If the new pads don't have an extra pad or steal sheeting (squeel stopper),then YES ...you need to install them.
     
  6. Jun 1, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    get the ceramics! amazing stoping power, no squeel and a lot less dust! worth the extra cash! HANDS DOWN!
     
  7. Jun 1, 2009 at 7:37 PM
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    Actually Ceramics have less stopping power! I just ordered the Porterfield Kevlar Carbon Pads, and Slotted and Drilled Rotors. there going to make alot of Dust but I will be able to stop my damm truck! lol :D
     
  8. Jun 2, 2009 at 4:06 AM
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    The pad material itself doesn't have anything to do with the anti squeel shim that we're referring to. You still need the shim regardless of pad material. It helps prevent squeeks/squeels when you're NOT on the brakes.
     
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