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    Default clunking front brake pad

    Well totally fed up with my front near side disc pad clunking I decided to do something about it today.
    I fitted a full set of Mintex discs and pads about a year ago and for the past 4 to 6 weeks I have had a loud clunk when breaking either when going or foward or reverse and every time i braked.
    I come to the conclusion it was the piston side pad that was the cause because it has a spring fitted, in the past when I have had this sort of problem once the pad moved forward it did not clunk untill you braked in reverse.
    So after taking off the caliper and checking the pads sure enough the piston side pad had an amount of movement on the carrier, I used some shimming steel and cut a piece to size and shaped it to fit the carrier where the pads sit, made sure that it did not restrice movement too much, applied some copper slip and re-assembled took for a test drive and all is quiet so no need to purchase a genuine set of front pads.

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    Id have took them back!, I have aftermarket front pads & there fab!, I get hardly any dust on the wheel, rather different from the vx rears that always leave the wheel black!.

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    Had Mintex on my last vec b 2.5 and were fine, this set of Mintex I bought from fleabay just as I did my last set, its only one pad that is too short the outside one fits very well on the inside and when measured against to inner pad that is about 1mm shorter

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