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Thread: Brake pad shims?

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    Default Brake pad shims?

    Anyone have a source for the tapered/Half pad shims that load the trailing end of the pad??
    The VW will taper the pad and these shims should reduce that. Just I never have seen them for the VW.
    TIA, MM

    If not, I will make a pile of them.
    Mike Ogren , FWDracingguide.com, 352.4288.983 ,http://www.ogren-engineering.com/

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    just pull your pads out and rotate them after each day on track?
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    I would like the brakes to work better for the 40 min race and also last 14 hrs for the Chumper.
    Mike Ogren , FWDracingguide.com, 352.4288.983 ,http://www.ogren-engineering.com/

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    looking at the caliper on the car. It occurs to me that maybe I can make some "permanent shims". By a little mill work on the piston and pad area of the caliper. This may also give some pad retraction..
    Mike Ogren , FWDracingguide.com, 352.4288.983 ,http://www.ogren-engineering.com/

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    any chance the slider pins/bores on the calipers are worn beyond useable service?
    I haven't tracked too many single-piston calipers, but our LeMons Miata never has a problem with pad taper..
    my wilwood dynalites were bad about it, but I would just rotate the pads every ~4hrs of track time and they would wear evenly.

    for a Chump race, just flipe them at the end of each race day and voila. ???
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