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Diesel_Dave 05-18-2013 12:56 PM

Brake drag reduction clips
 
Does anybody have any experience with these?
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=X-ole...%3DX-oleYCYKLg

RedDevil 05-18-2013 01:39 PM

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

freebeard 05-18-2013 02:49 PM

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 :(

Piwoslaw 05-25-2013 03:35 PM

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...

arcosine 05-25-2013 07:46 PM

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.

freebeard 05-26-2013 12:13 AM

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.

retepsnikrep 05-28-2013 07:33 AM

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. :thumbup:

mikeyjd 05-29-2013 08:35 AM

I added mine yesterday. I'll report back any noticeable changes.

Diesel_Dave 05-29-2013 10:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikeyjd (Post 373610)
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.

mikeyjd 05-29-2013 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diesel_Dave (Post 373625)
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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