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Brake pad shims

What is a brake pad shim? A brake pad shim installs between the brake pad backing plate and the brake caliper piston on the inboard side and the brake pad backing plate and the outer caliper fingers on the outboard side. In simple terms, a noise-reduction shim “decouples” the brake pad’s steel backing plate from the caliper. A noise-reduction shim is made from a noise-dampening material and is designed to stop the transmission of vibration to the caliper. Shims also dampen the vibrations in the pad itself. provide a thermal … Read More


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