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    Aspen and Volare Super Member Mopars1's Avatar
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    Many years ago we used to glue all the pads to keep them quiet.
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    The control arm bracket shims came today, no calipers yet.

    It helps reduce brake squeal also if the ends of the lining are chamfered. That brake anti-squeal stuff does work good, if only it wasn't bright orange. The EPC pads I got are chamfered and have anti-squeal pads glued on. Will they squeal? Guess I'll find out someday, which now means maybe next May at the earliest most likely.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Put the control arm shims in this afternoon. Went a lot quicker and easier than I thought it would. Nice working on something with no rust once in a while (unlike M-F at work, lol).
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    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    79, Should I put those shims in while I have my suspension apart? Or should I wait until I get the front end aligned to see if I need them? Also did you use longer bolts or are the originals long enough?

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    You may as well put them in while it's apart. There's still plenty of camber adjustment and in theory allow for more caster to be dialed in while keeping camber in spec. Later, you'd need to take it apart, put in the shims and then get another alignment done. I'm lucky and can do it myself at work but it's normally $79.95 (where I work, which is less than most other shops) and goes up from there.

    I checked the bolts and with the factory TSB shims (3/16"?) the bolts will still protrude through the threaded weld nuts by a couple threads so the original bolts are fine. Any thicker on the shims and longer bolts would be suggested.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Looks like my calipers have been shipped and should be here this Tuesday. The roads around my house haven't been salted yet so, there's still hope for seeing if the brake pull is gone or if more work is needed. Hoping it's good.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    great advice, thanks

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    The new calipers were waiting by the door when I got home from work. Nice to have NEW vs remanufactured ones that have been bead blasted a million times.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    what color are you painting them?

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    No color, just Eastwood Clear for bare metal over the bare castings. I did my old ones the same way and they stayed looking new, except a stripe of rust where the right banjo bolt seeped because the sealing rings are missing on the caliper. It ate the paint away over time.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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