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Old 05-29-2013, 07:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have been wondering if these things would work on a 2010 chevy cobalt, all the ones i find are for older cobalts for some reason.

mine has craptaskic single sided disk brakes.

i also need to figure out if the miles zx40 will take them since they have disks up front and they do rub and the vehicle coasts poorly.

heck might as well throw them on the 01 1/2t dodge crewcab too.

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Old 05-29-2013, 10:27 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I put 2 on each of my front wheels (I had em around) and they seemed to make a noticeable difference on the hand spin test, although it's hard to say exactly how much. My rears on the Festiva are drums so I don't think theres anything for that.
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Watching with interest! Any chance of fitting them to a '97 Ranger?
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I stopped at NAPA, but they didn't have them. So I just bent up a a set from two old bicycle spokes. My first impression is there is no brake drag! The car use to come to a full stop and there was always some drag after appling the brakes. Now there is not and it rolls on the slightest grade, even after braking! The brake petal doesn't go down any further than before.

Cost $0.00

The clamp keeps the pads together before assembling the caliper.
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That looks nice. I may have to do the same since I'm not having any luck on the vx. I would like to find one in the stream of commerce (being a brake part and all). All I've found is the 96+ abs ones, and I have no idea if they'd be close.
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I tried fitting the ones I have on the insight on the Miles ZX40 and no dice, not sure how to make it fit

Has anyone figured out how to make these work on a 2010 Cobalt? I am uncertain how to get the things to fit.

My fathers 02 TDI jetta has tons of brake drag and disks all the way around but again can't find such a beast for that car either.

Bleh, I hate to have to drill and fabricate something, mainly cause it won't get done on cars we use everyday
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Got double clips on the front brakes since yesterday. (OEM is single clips on the leading edges).
Too soon yet to notice any difference on FE. It's not worse, but can't really say better.
Braking seems more consistent now; the transition from energy recovery braking to disk braking happens more fluently. So for that alone it was worthwhile.
The wheel alignment was set neutral so it is a mixed experience anyway. Average FE for this tank has suffered from the roof box trip and the 20.000 km service.
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I don't need to be sold on the idea. Any tips on where to start? Either in general or specific to 1971 VW front disks?
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Can't tell for the VW.
I had my dealership put stock Honda springs in, got no time nor skills to do it myself.

A shame basically cause like Aqua pointed out in the Insight thread, it is worthwhile leaning to essential to clean the brakes from any buildup to make the springs really push the pads back far enough to not have them touch the brakes.
I cannot imagine that my dealership did anything more than just flip them in; it was the smallest post on the bill.
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It'll be very interesting to see the results of any A-B-A testing for these clips. Been considering getting a set.

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