[TR] anti squeal shims

Michael Porter mdporter at dfn.com
Wed Jul 8 21:50:16 MDT 2020

On 7/8/2020 8:23 PM, Paul Tegler wrote:
> From past experience, these shims are a joke. REAL squal shims as many 
> are using/calling them, have a dense thin pad of material on them to 
> deaden vibration.
> exact same function as boommat/dynamat on your interior floors and panels.
> as a test... only a test as the achieve won't hold up to the heat... 
> just place two layers of duct tape just a tad larger than the piston 
> on the piston side of the shim
Shims were always a problem, in that if the piston retracted fully, the 
shim would rattle between the caliper and the pad. I've always been 
partial to the blue goo that came with the old GM single-piston, 
floating pad carrier kits.  Allowed to set up properly, it was a 
physical connection between the piston and the pad and yet was still 
soft and flexible enough to dampen vibration.



Michael Porter
Roswell, NM

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