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Old 04-03-2018, 10:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by teoman View Post
This seems so simple, why is it not done standard from the factory???
There's likely no benefit on new brakes. But as the car ages and metals start to gall and rust...

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Old 06-15-2018, 09:34 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Awesome! I'd never thought of doing this - I'll add it to my list of things to do this summer. Awesome share guys!
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Old 06-16-2018, 07:31 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Daschicken View Post
Here is what I did for my accord.

80% improvement in spin time is really good. I bought a pair of springs online for a Civic similar to mine once and there was scraping. So I gave them away to someone on this forum with the right trim Civic. No idea if they worked for him. Making my own is a new thought.

Question: in the video, after the install, on the spins where you had pressed the brake, you can hear a scraping noise that reminds me of the scraping I heard from my clips. What is making the noise? It seems like it could be the spring srapping the outside edge of the rotor, no?

Also, I wonder if I could make a set from wire hangers. Seems about the same gauge and strength as bike spokes, no?

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Old 06-17-2018, 12:06 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I think I am going to try this.
Maybe try actual spring steel?
I have some junk AR15 mags I wouldn't mind poaching the spring from. One magazine spring would give a lifetime supply of break pad springs.

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