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Unread 06-30-2013, 11:31 PM
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Here is the money shot. I expected some contaminated pads to fall out once I removed the caliper but I never thought I would see such damage! I simply have never seen so much damage done to a brake pad with so much material left on the pad. I would have replaced these first thing in order to prolong the life of the brake rotor but upon looking at them without taking the caliper off I couldn't tell.

Besides the obvious damage you can see the contamination on the pads. I can't wait to try the new brake pads now. Besides the additional surface area and lack of crud on the pads the whole brake assembly will work much better now that the pins allow the floating caliper to "float" freely now that they are clean. This will let the pads apply their clamping power evenly.

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