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#1 (permalink) Old 06-22-2005, 12:57 PM
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Anyone ever ugrade the stock rubber guide pins and bushings with machined metal ones? I was just wondering if it is an ok job to perform and if they made a noticable difference in brake feel or pad wear. Thanks...
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Anyone ever ugrade the stock rubber guide pins and bushings with machined metal ones? I was just wondering if it is an ok job to perform and if they made a noticable difference in brake feel or pad wear. Thanks...
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Never play with the original brake components or hardware ! you can instal after market pads or rotors, whatever you like , but do not mess with something related to direct safety ! BTW I think the metal one wiil make your brake noisy, you do not want that !
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it's a good upgrade. A friend of mine installed them on his front brakes after he switched to zimmerman rotors and axxis ultimate pads. That was about a year ago, and he's had no problems since.

ignore zibby, these are safe and are recommended by BavAuto.
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i agree that this part is safe to replace, no big deal.

in a relatively new car it likely will make no difference. this is something that makes sense in e30....
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I had him take a wheel off the front and flip back the caliper to check out the pads. They were both worn nice and flat. When we changed out his stock pads, we noticed that the inside edge was wearing faster than the top edge. Problem solved!
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