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    Default My brakes did feel funny ...

    Either that or Red_5 is trying to kill me. Eesh.photo.jpg

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    throw it in the vise and bend it back, it will be fine

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    Amir, you're such a noob sometimes...

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    Moti, youre such a creampuff...

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    I am waiting for Emilio's sage advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loose Caboose View Post
    I am waiting for Emilio's sage advice.
    You will have to wait a while for that one. They are on a long flight to the Deutschland.

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    I know what happened. My brakes felt odd at ACS last month. They were off my old car. I had taken the pads off earlier, so when Eric came down to help me get my car together, there was no telling whether they were inboard or outboard. They had some taper to them, so I figured that was making them feel funny. When it didn't go away after a weekend of hard braking, I figured I'd just replace front and rear and be done with it.

    When I took apart the right rear, I found the inboard pad was bent. I can see how it happened. It is possible to put the pad in with the ear resting on the caliper bracket, yet still get the caliper down over the pad-rotor-pad width. It almost happened to me when I was installing the new set.

    For the record, I don't think Eric is trying to kill me. He was an Army scout. If he wanted me dead, I'd have been dead long ago.

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    The upside of this, other than Brett still being alive, is that Brett will no longer ask me to come down and help him work on his car. Whew.

    I'm still not sure what I did wrong but I apologize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Either that or Red_5 is trying to kill me. Eesh.Attachment 5475

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_5 View Post
    Brett will no longer ask me to come down and help him work on his car.
    You may want to consider going up and down pit lane before your next race and check if any of the other PTE guys need help changing their brakes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_5 View Post
    The upside of this, other than Brett still being alive, is that Brett will no longer ask me to come down and help him work on his car. Whew.

    I'm still not sure what I did wrong but I apologize.
    C'MON do you really need rear brakes anyway.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_5 View Post
    The upside of this, other than Brett still being alive, is that Brett will no longer ask me to come down and help him work on his car. Whew.
    Don't bet on it.

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