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#1 blacktulip

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 11:25 PM

I bought new 8.4 inch calipers, discs and ebc pads for the new project but found the pads don't fit in the caliper all the way. The pads when in place are flush with the edge of the disc. Do the pads need dressing on the edges to go further in? Is this common?

#2 nicklouse

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 11:27 PM

never had to do anything to any pads i have bought.

 

Pics of what you actually have.



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Posted 04 August 2017 - 12:30 AM

It could be the new calipers...EBC don't really give any problems, Ive sold plenty and nobody has reported any issues.



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Posted 04 August 2017 - 06:28 AM

Never had any problems with my calipers with quite a few different types/makes of pads including current EBC, are they the correct pads for the caliper?

Edited by Northernpower, 04 August 2017 - 06:29 AM.


#5 blacktulip

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 11:50 AM

Never had any problems with my calipers with quite a few different types/makes of pads including current EBC, are they the correct pads for the caliper?

Yes they are sold as a kit, I will post up some pictures this weekend.

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 01:32 PM

 

Never had any problems with my calipers with quite a few different types/makes of pads including current EBC, are they the correct pads for the caliper?

Yes they are sold as a kit, I will post up some pictures this weekend.

 

 

Doesn't mean someone hasn't put wrong pads in the box! :-)


Edited by gazza82, 04 August 2017 - 01:33 PM.


#7 blacktulip

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 02:29 PM


 

Never had any problems with my calipers with quite a few different types/makes of pads including current EBC, are they the correct pads for the caliper?

Yes they are sold as a kit, I will post up some pictures this weekend.
 
 
Doesn't mean someone hasn't put wrong pads in the box! :-)
I tried fitting the new pads in my old siezed caliper and they fit perfect. I reckon it must be the caliper. I just want to know how far in they should fit as the pads are virtually flush on the edge of the disc unless I further dress them.

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 02:44 PM

can you get the pins through? yes no problem.


Edited by nicklouse, 04 August 2017 - 02:45 PM.


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Posted 04 August 2017 - 03:03 PM

Pins and spring in 👍

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 05:02 PM

Pins and spring in 👍


That's perfect then 😃

On our 8.4 braked cars the pad material is close to the edge of the disc so must be right

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 12:28 AM

It's normal for pads to be flush. some even have the hanging off a small amount. If they weren't to the edge it would wear a groove where it didn't meet the disc and cause noise.






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