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Old 05-18-2013, 01:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Brake drag reduction clips

Does anybody have any experience with these?
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are actually several threads on this subject.

A nice link on InsightCentral : Brake friction reduction mod good for all hondas. - Insight Central: Honda Insight Forum
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No, but thanks for asking the question. Monday the shop will look at a grinding sound in my right front brake. At ~12 months and 2000 miles. It's hard to get good work.

The list of vehicles fitted is here: http://www.nucap.com/admin/includes/doc_view.php?ID=547

The relevant page on their website: DRT

Nothing listed for earlier than the 1990s. Dodge Ram 2500 2008-03

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Old 05-25-2013, 04:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'll repeat my question from another thread: Can these be retrofitted? To any car?

I had a look at my pads and they don't have any place I could secure springs to. Unless I used a welder...
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Interesting, I'll have to look into this next time I have the front wheels off. I have some spring steel wire I can bend up.
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My right front brake was fine, but in the right rear the brake shoe was in three pieces.

Piwoslaw -- The examples I saw look like they clip onto studs on the brake pads. There is some variety, but comparing each clip to every car would be quite an undertaking. Take a look at brake pad drag reduction clip then click 'Images" (Google is broken). The brake pads could possibly be modified to accommodate the clips.
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My Results!

Well I fitted these front and back on my 2004 HCH1 Hybrid Civic and it makes a tremendous difference. The insight central link posted above is where i posted the details and pics.

I used stock drag reduction spring clips on the front (They were missing on my car) and the Raybestos aftermarket ones on the rear. (We have discs all round over here in UK) What a difference rolls very easily.

Now I know my car is a UK spec with A123 lithium fitted and manual IMA control but i'm doing 120mpg (imp) in the civic now. The clips have probably added +5-10mpg with my driving style.

Heartily recommended as a no brainer for every vehicle.
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I added mine yesterday. I'll report back any noticeable changes.
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I added mine yesterday. I'll report back any noticeable changes.
An interesting experiment might also be to jack up the wheel and feel how much resistance there is with and without the clips.
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An interesting experiment might also be to jack up the wheel and feel how much resistance there is with and without the clips.
Good idea. I'll try that.

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