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What should I do with my existing (OEM) shims?

What should you do with the existing (OEM) shims on your brake pads when installing our titanium brake heat shields? There is no single best answer to that, because of the variety of OEM shims out there. Some OEM shims are designed for noise damping while others are for blocking heat from the brake pads. Some are made from rubber like material, others from steel. Some have damping springs, others do not.

A good rule of thumb is that if the existing shim looks like stainless steel then you probably want to try to keep it on in addition to the new titanium brake shim. Although stainless steel is not as good a thermal insulator as our 6Al-4V titanium alloy, every little bit helps. If the existing shim is a softer metal such as welder's steel or aluminum, then go ahead and get rid of it.

If you are having trouble fitting your new titanium shims in with the existing shims, then you should probably go without the existing ones and use titanium only for maximum thermal protection. If you have any questions about the installation please don't hesitate to contact us.

Hard Brakes ventilated brake heat shields are protected under U.S. Patent No. 8,757,332.

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