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Old 01-28-2013, 11:56 PM   #1
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Default Who's trimmed their rear pads?

How did you trim them? What did you use!?
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:34 AM   #2
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Why would you do this? Stop squeeling?
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If its for the CTSV rears with Holden DBA rotors I did.
Trimmed approx 3mm off top of pad surface and used a dremmel.
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I used a HD cutting wheel on a Dremmel. Worked great. Wear a mask. The dust is a mess and breathing is probably not a good thing. Better safe than sorry.
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+1 on mask add safety glasses as well. I used the cylindrical sanding attachment with heavy abrasive, will need minimum 1 per pad though.
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Great thanks...
Sounds like just draw the 3mm line across the top and trim away!


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Why would you do this? Stop squeeling?
I am upgrading my rear calipers to the Camero brembos and using the DBA rotors. A little pad material will rub on the top of the rotor they don't quite fit.


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i used a hack saw no dust option
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If its for the CTSV rears with Holden DBA rotors I did.
Trimmed approx 3mm off top of pad surface and used a dremmel.
x2 - dremmel worked a treat.
I did about 500 km's in mine, then pulled the pads out & could see clearly
how much needed trimming off........
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Any pics of the issue?
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why would you bother trimming? My stock brembos on my old cobalt did this... it never caused an issue and i drove that car HARD
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why would you bother trimming? My stock brembos on my old cobalt did this... it never caused an issue and i drove that car HARD
Mine "squeeled" until I did the trim......
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