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post #11 of 14 Old 11-15-2012, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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An update.

EBC pads lasted about 12K miles, compared to the stock that lasted 20K miles. No change in usage.

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post #12 of 14 Old 11-15-2012, 06:08 PM
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I'm sorry, I didn't watch the clips, too lazy I admit, but did read all the posts and didn't see it mentioned. I always file the edges of the pads where you see the punch markings. When they punch the metal blanks it enlarges the overall dia. of them and thusly makes them harder to install sometimes but mostly it will make the pad hang up and not retract with the piston as it should. This causes premature wear and also heat which if bad will warp the rotor. I use a bench grinder mostly but a good file will do the same job but take longer. I will say that if you take too much off the pads will rattle, which will drive you NUTS!!! Ask me how I know! So take your time and keep test fitting to make sure they fit nicely into the caliper. Not tight or not too loose. Sometimes it might be just the paint that is at fault so take your time and check often.

Hope this helps.....I also agree with lubing the caliper pins etc to allow them to glide freely as they operate.

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post #13 of 14 Old 11-16-2012, 08:37 PM
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Great video tutorial Tom!
I was howling when the second tube of loctite squirted all over! Reminded me of me!
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post #14 of 14 Old 11-16-2012, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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I work hard to keep my video production standards very high.

Prior planning prevents piss poor performance...

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