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Can you install brake pads without shims?

Can you install brake pads without shims?

Not all brake pads come with shims as they aren’t required and function perfectly without needing them. It is often misdiagnosed that the brake rotors themselves are the cause of excessive brake noise such as squeaking or squealing when using moderate brake pedal pressure.

Do new brake pads come with shims?

A lot of newer brake pads come with the shims already attached to them. So, if you are trying to replace your brake parts, there are brake kits available which contain both the pads and shims together.

Do Akebono brake pads come with shims?

1) yes the pads have integrated shims, that is Akebono’s design. Shim is permanently attached to reduce noise concerns.

Are brake pad shims important?

Brake Pad Shims: Pad shims on everyday passenger cars help reduce noise by providing a barrier between the brake pad and the caliper. The shim prevents small vibrations that build up to annoying noises when the brakes are applied.

Do shims correct pad alignment?

Brake shims prevent the pads and rotors from clanging against each other. Brake shims are thin layers of rubber or metal that fit between the brake pads and the rotors to correct small imperfections that cause brake noise.

Does Akebono make brake rotors?

With more than 90 years of brake design and production expertise, Akebono provides the automotive industry with superior stopping power, quiet performance, longer pad and rotor life, and advanced braking and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) solutions.

Do you need brake pad clips?

The clips are designed to push the pad away from the rotor. This can keep the brakes cooler, reduce noise and extend the life of the pad. The clips fit between the pads and rotor and push the pads away from the rotor. These clips have more spring, while not preventing the movement of the caliper’s piston.

Do titanium brake pad shims work?

The less heat transferred into the brake fluid usually translates to better brake performance. The reason for the titanium brake pad shims has nothing to do with strength or expansion, it has to do with the fact that titanium transfers far less heat than aluminum, steel or stainless steel.