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    Question Do my rears pads have a spring?

    Looking to replace my pads all around on my 2007 1.8 Vectra SRI and looking at these:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...:X:RTQ:GB:1123

    I asked the seller about fitment and got the response:
    Hi, according to our system the pads will fit the vectra c 1.8 sri model as long as it has rear pads type fitted with no spring, as pictured, if your model has rear pads with springs then the package is diffrent , but same price, and you can purchase via the listing and just add in the paypal notes you require rear pads type with the rear spring so we can send the correct sets out.
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    Will my pads have a spring or no spring? I don't want to take them without having the replacements available.

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    what springs are we talking about here? the one at the top edge of the pad, the one on the back of the pad or the ant-rattle spring?

    obviously the anti-rattle one is defo needed, but the one on the top of the pad really depends on who manufactures them, same with the one on the back. the one on the back was missing from the genuine VX pads i got when i did my rear brakes last year, they had the ones on the top edge tho. have had no problems with them since fitting.

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    The fixings on the pad changed during the life of the Vec, although both types can be used on any car. The old type had a hinged wire that was supposed to fit into a groove on the outside of the piston, the newer type (which is what you should get) had a fixed clip that goes into the piston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezzy View Post
    The fixings on the pad changed during the life of the Vec, although both types can be used on any car. The old type had a hinged wire that was supposed to fit into a groove on the outside of the piston, the newer type (which is what you should get) had a fixed clip that goes into the piston.
    The spring clip is on inner pad which sits next to the piston but the spring grips the carrier, not the piston. Here's the difference in pads. http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=67661

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    so I need rear pads with the spring correct? As these are the newer type

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    Quote Originally Posted by LEE_2007_SRI View Post
    so I need rear pads with the spring correct? As these are the newer type
    Correct, but as stated both old and new types will fit, but personally I would fit new type. Only two of the four pads supplied have springs fitted, as stated these are the inner pads which sit next to the pistons.

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    Cheers all

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