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Well, yesterday I decided to do a brief inspection on my R in preperation for the up coming trip to Nurburgring. One of the items I checked were the front pads, especially since the dealer said I needed to desperately replace them. <p>Back on topic......I did one track day with the shims installed which consisted of 140+ miles of hard driving about two months ago, plus some spirited driving on the local roads. I don't know how to explain exactly what I see, but it looks like something got hot enough on the inside of the shim (pad side) and the extreme heat stayed where it should.<p>I believe they did exactly what they were advertised to do, but I'll let you guys interprit what you see! <p>This is the pad side.<br><IMG SRC="http://homepage.mac.com/vanbochoven/.Pictures/Padside.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>This is the caliper side.<br><IMG SRC="http://homepage.mac.com/vanbochoven/.Pictures/caliperside.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Obviously, this is the pad.<br><IMG SRC="http://homepage.mac.com/vanbochoven/.Pictures/pad.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Kevin<p>
 

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Re: Titanium Brake Pad Shims: Follow-Up (KVB)

Wow, I'm glad I put these on my car (VERY easy install for someone who knows how to change brake pads).<p>Also glad that vizwiz from <A HREF="http://www.takspeed.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.takspeed.com</A> donated a complete set for a grand prize at the GTG raffle.<p>Thanks for the pics Kevin!
 

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Re: Titanium Brake Pad Shims: Follow-Up ("R" Kelly)

Glad I designed them <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Titanium Brake Pad Shims: Follow-Up (JimLill)

By the looks of the above photos, you are running both the Ti and the stock shims?
 

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Re: Titanium Brake Pad Shims: Follow-Up (Our R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Our R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">By the looks of the above photos, you are running both the Ti and the stock shims?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Can't speak for Kevin, but my dealer did not transfer stock shims over to Hawk Pads when he installed them...<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JimLill</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Glad I designed them <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>As am I, Herr Professor. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Titanium Brake Pad Shims: Follow-Up (Our R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Our R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">By the looks of the above photos, you are running both the Ti and the stock shims?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, I had both on. I thought/think the added seperation might help overall.<p>Kevin <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by KVB at 12:01 PM 4-9-2006</i>
 
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