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For my '84. Just basic street use - sometimes a little sporty, but I'm never going to track the car. Low dust and no squealing would be nice.

My cardisc shop manual does not show the thin sheet-metal shims some other cars use to fight squeal, are shims desirable and available for my usage?

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David O'D
Laguna CA
 

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Stock ATE brake pads work just fine. To keep them from squeaking, make sure you clock the raised crescent feature on the pistons properly.
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You can buy a special little metal tool to help set the pistons up at 20 degrees from horizontal, or you can make your own jig out of cardboard.
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The pistons are somewhat hollow, and they can be very tight in the bore, so a special pair of pliers helps to twist them around.
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And put a little of that Anti-Squeak grease on the back (piston) side of the pads before installing them. That also helps keep squeaking at a minimum.
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