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Old 02-25-14, 03:09 PM   #1
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Just recieved stoptech front and rear pads. It looks like they have shims on the backing plate. For anyone who has replaced their pads with stoptech do I still use the factory shims? Thanks
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Old 02-26-14, 08:58 AM   #2
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Bump for some input please
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Old 02-26-14, 09:31 AM   #3
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If the OEM shims don't fit properly or lock into place properly, then you don't reuse them..


Post a photo of the new pads if you can...

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I do not remember seeing shims on my Stoptech pads. But I just handed them over to my mechanic for install...don't know for certain.
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The OEM shims should fit, the backing plates are all made to a physical standard and should be identical from a measurement perspective. The shims and grease are noise abatement only. It's up to you if you want to do this.
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Thanks for all the responses. Here are some photos of the pads.
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Old 02-26-14, 05:47 PM   #7
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Use the ones that are on the Stoptech pads. Make sure you keep your stock shims incase you go back to the OEM pads
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^^this for sure.
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Old 02-27-14, 11:30 AM   #9
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Do these Stoptech pads reduce brake dust over stock?
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I did not notice any significant reduction. But they are quiet and work well.
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Old 02-27-14, 02:09 PM   #11
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I used shims on my ISF but never my STi.
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