Date: 5 Apr 2007 09:42:20 -0700
From: "pzi" <pzinospamnet>
Subject: Re: EBC red pads - too tick - 93 viggen

On Apr 4, 3:56 pm, Colin Stamp <> wrote: > On 4 Apr 2007 08:17:26 -0700, "pzi" <p...nospamnet> wrote: > > >I got new EBC front 12.1 inch rotors and red ceramic pads for my '02 > >viggen. Installed them and they make a lot of noise. They seem a bit > >too tick and there is not enough clearance for the rotors. > >Any ideas on how to gain some room between the pads? I drove for some > >50 miles and the wear is not helping. > >I am thinking about shaving some material from the outside of the pad > >- or maybe take the pad to the grinder and taking some of the pad > >contact surface. > > Assuming this isn't a troll, do not try to modify anything yourself. > No offence, but you fundamentally don't understand how disk brakes are > meant to work. Considering how safety critical brakes are, you might > want to get a trusted mechanic to look at them. > > There should be virtually no clearance between the pads,disks and > pistons at any time. Even if you reduce the thickness of the pads > (which is pretty-much impossible to do safely without the right gear > and knowledge) all that will happen is that the pistons will extend to > fill the gap you've just made. > > What kind of noise are they making? > > Cheers, > > Colin. what is happening is that with the pistons completely retracted the pads touch rotors and make friction noise. I agree the breaks are critical for safety but so is the rest of the car - say the wheels fall off :-)

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