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Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2009, 07:02:09 pm »
over 10000 miles in mine squeeling like mad and to make things even worse they took huge chunks out of my pad about 3000 miles ago promised me that would fix the squeal and instead just made my brakes shocking my old astra stopped faster. but i do still love the abarth

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #31 on: April 07, 2009, 08:55:20 pm »
    over 10000 miles in mine squeeling like mad and to make things even worse they took huge chunks out of my pad about 3000 miles ago promised me that would fix the squeal and instead just made my brakes shocking my old astra stopped faster. but i do still love the abarth

    christ ! they took chuncks out of it!!! .... its the build up of dust and the BACK of the pads that squeel..... surly taking chunks out of the actual pad is pure madness and just dangerous!!!
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    « Reply #32 on: April 07, 2009, 08:57:15 pm »
    when i can get some better light i'll try to take a picture of just how much they took out but it was enough for me to go mad. they have been really good ever since and hopefully i'll be getting just the brakes from a ss kit at a discount or under waranty soon.

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #33 on: April 07, 2009, 09:02:48 pm »
    when i can get some better light i'll try to take a picture of just how much they took out but it was enough for me to go mad. they have been really good ever since and hopefully i'll be getting just the brakes from a ss kit at a discount or under waranty soon.

    i certainly would be going mental if ANYONE took chunks out of my pads - its just dangerous!

    make sure they copper slip the backs of the pads along with the top and bottoms. its sorted mine out straight away. - ok its not a perminent fix but it only takes a maximum of 10 mins per corner
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    « Reply #34 on: April 07, 2009, 09:25:37 pm »
    when i can get some better light i'll try to take a picture of just how much they took out but it was enough for me to go mad. they have been really good ever since and hopefully i'll be getting just the brakes from a ss kit at a discount or under waranty soon.

    i certainly would be going mental if ANYONE took chunks out of my pads - its just dangerous!

    make sure they copper slip the backs of the pads along with the top and bottoms. its sorted mine out straight away. - ok its not a perminent fix but it only takes a maximum of 10 mins per corner

    I agree, I would have gone nuts when I found out, I wouldn't want to be paying anything for that kind of service.

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #35 on: April 07, 2009, 09:28:39 pm »
    Just get the new shims fitted. Problem solved  :thumb:
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    « Reply #36 on: April 07, 2009, 09:29:43 pm »
    ask them to copper slip the contact points of the pads and fit the anti squeal shims.

    ive seen slots cut in pads before on brembo brakes to stop them squealing, but how do you mean theyve taken chunks out of them?

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #37 on: April 07, 2009, 10:02:17 pm »
    So are these anti squeel shims a proven cure then? If so I'd be tempted to send mine into the dealer :)
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    « Reply #38 on: April 07, 2009, 10:35:54 pm »
    So are these anti squeel shims a proven cure then? If so I'd be tempted to send mine into the dealer :)

    i wouldnt say proven as ive only done one set.

    however, if they werent available at the launch of the GPA, and now they have been made available, i would say the shims and the copper slip are the best hope other than changing the discs and pad compound.

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #39 on: April 08, 2009, 10:27:20 am »
    they cut huge wedges out of the corners leaving about half my pad surface area

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    « Reply #40 on: April 08, 2009, 10:40:51 am »
    they cut huge wedges out of the corners leaving about half my pad surface area

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #41 on: April 08, 2009, 10:49:28 am »
    I have a set of SBS pads with shamfered leading edges, however they still squeal like a #####.
    In my experience copperslip, metal or rubber shims on the back of the pads has the best chance of reducing pad squeal.

    The pads in the GPA don't squeal though and they're the original ones from a fairly early S1 version.

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #42 on: April 08, 2009, 11:12:22 am »
    Just out of curiousity what dealer do you go to Stevey?
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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #43 on: April 08, 2009, 01:59:00 pm »
    it was the Nuneaton research abarth branch

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    Re: GPA Brembro brakes...
    « Reply #44 on: April 08, 2009, 07:31:38 pm »
    it was the Nuneaton research abarth branch

    did they tell you thats what they'd done? because the pads are chamfered anyway, from the factory?

     

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