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Old 11-28-2012, 01:37 PM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Cheers guys, it is a breather pipe so no worries.

Next question however. I recently fitted my akebonos but the brake pads are rattling like sh*t! Is there a spring kit that's meant to come with the pads, as there's quite a bit of movement.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:23 PM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

There should be no movement at all...if I remember correctly, there are stainless clips that go on the bottom and top of the caliper that the pads actually ride on. There are ears on either end of the pad that ride inside the channels on those clips.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:33 PM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

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There should be no movement at all...if I remember correctly, there are stainless clips that go on the bottom and top of the caliper that the pads actually ride on. There are ears on either end of the pad that ride inside the channels on those clips.
Yeah it's the clips I'm after. Didn't get any with the calipers or pads. I'll phone the dealer in the morning and see if they have them.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:00 PM
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Yeah it's the clips I'm after. Didn't get any with the calipers or pads. I'll phone the dealer in the morning and see if they have them.
That sucks, I got a set with both the calipers and the pads. They fit into the bracket, then slide the pads into them, then the caliper fits over the whole mess. Pretty straight forward.
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Tonight I'm:
Going to finish plasti dipping the wheels.
Painting the calipers.
Replacing all four shocks again (went cheap last time... it rides worse than before!)
Replacing the rear upper and lower control arms & rear ball joint.
Possibly going to start dismantling the door panels to do my stereo install (if there's time).
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:20 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Ok, phoned the dealer yesterday to get a quote for new front pads (the pads I have are new but I figure if I can get pads for around 30 with the clips, I may as well).

Guess how much for four pads???



170.00!!!!!!!!!!

or I could buy the clips seperately for 50!!!

Needless to say I've bought a set of new pads, with clips for 19.99!

Does anyone have a diagram of where these clips go?
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:48 AM
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:36 AM
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Ok, phoned the dealer yesterday to get a quote for new front pads (the pads I have are new but I figure if I can get pads for around 30 with the clips, I may as well).

Guess how much for four pads???



170.00!!!!!!!!!!

or I could buy the clips seperately for 50!!!

Needless to say I've bought a set of new pads, with clips for 19.99!

Does anyone have a diagram of where these clips go?
Unfortunately, no...but they really only go in one way. The ears of the pad ride inside the clips. That should give you a good idea of how they go in once you have everything apart. I like to use a little anti-sieze on everything...and wire brush the area where the clips go. They just press in with your fingers and the pads keep them in place once everything is installed. One top, one bottom of each caliper. You should be looking at 4 pieces total for the front end.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:28 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Like Tony said, grab a clip and flip it around until it fits in, then the pads slide in over them. Check this out, its got pics of the upgrade. WJ: Akebono Caliper Upgrade, Pics and Part Numbers - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest
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Like Tony said, grab a clip and flip it around until it fits in, then the pads slide in over them. Check this out, its got pics of the upgrade. WJ: Akebono Caliper Upgrade, Pics and Part Numbers - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest
That's perfect Aaron, cheers

Parts should be here tomorrow.
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How'd it go? Cutting that bumper cover scared the crap out of me...
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