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im replacing my rotors and pads and i got the caliper off and the rotor off and the new rotor on now im on the pads. I bought Porterfield street use pads and on the stock ones it has a black slate between the backside of the pad and a nother metal plate that clips over the pad. It also has some clips. The porterfields have none of that and the metal piece fits on loosely. How do i put the pads in? do i need the clips?
 

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the anti-squeal shims? you probably need to reuse the stockers or buy new ones from toyota. I also recomend coating them with anti-squeak stuff made just for brakes
 
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my neighbor whos a lexus mechanic said i didnt need them but if i dont have them will the squeek be really bad? They fit like they clip on but the clips that go over the sidewall of the pad are skinnier then the slots provided on the porterfield pads
 
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Can you not just bend the shim tabs to match up better with the brake pads?

Use the shims (and all the other springs) if you are able to, it prevents squealing and heat transfer into the caliper.
 

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I didn't use the shims, but my brakes are sqeeky now.. o well. They still work fine.
 

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edmiston9 said:
[psychic voice]...I see brake fade in your future...[/psychic voice]

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No, they will be added in the near future, I just needed to get the car working.

Thank's for making me un1337 you bastard!
 
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I got it done. I did end up bending the clips and it fit just fine with some anit-seize between the shims. My biggest problem was figuring out i had to take the calipers apart and put the pads on the tourqe plate then put the springs on at that stage then put the brake cylinder on after and keep the springs on. Its all good now though. Wasnt too hard for a first time.
 
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