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Old 09-07-2019, 09:25 PM   #1
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I can't even see if my pads are low. Worst brake design ever.

I think the pads are low, but I can’t even see the pad thickness

I literally had the wheels off, and I have no clue if the pads are low.
There is no where to see the pad. Totally blocked views.

How are you supposed to see if your pads are low?
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take 1 bolt out of the caliper and rotate the caliper out of the way.
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I think the pads are low, but I canít even see the pad thickness

I literally had the wheels off, and I have no clue if the pads are low.
There is no where to see the pad. Totally blocked views.

How are you supposed to see if your pads are low?
seriously? remove one bolt and rotate the caliper up. That can't possibly be the "worst brake design ever".

It takes longer to remove the wheel than it does to swap the pads.
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i've never had a set of pads that's easy to see without moving the caliper
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Should have dug up even more dead threads in the brake subforum and see where this goes. Try the Issues/Warranty subforum too. Just get silly.
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isnt it an interval anyways? check the brake pads every 15k or something? I typically swap em out anyways for what I do and then add that to my list of "check at _____ interval) which literally means take em out and look at how they wear.

only pads that are easy to see are those held in place by a snap clip or a single bolt on racing calipers. you got a factory car with sliding calipers. *shrugs*
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OP, you need to start reading the DYI section. There’s a DYI for just about anything to do with this car and it’s growing. Take advantage of those who took the time to create them and learn how to do the job before you even start.
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I agree, I don't like sliding calipers. All exonomy cars should have come with monoblock 4 piston calipers stock.

And that little window on top of the caliper that you can see pad thickness through is stupid too, let's my pads cool off too much when i drive in snow with stock primacy tires.
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Wow, I can't believe you actually need to remove calipers just to inspect the pad thickness.
Every other car I've owned, the pads are in plain view.
Most cars, you can see the pad thickness without even removing the wheel.
What a disgrace.
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I agree, I don't like sliding calipers. All exonomy cars should have come with monoblock 4 piston calipers stock.

And that little window on top of the caliper that you can see pad thickness through is stupid too, let's my pads cool off too much when i drive in snow with stock primacy tires.
That window is useless, particularly on the rear wheels.
And the wheel needs to be removed.

How did they make a car where you can't see the pads with the car on the ground?

Next time you're in a parking lot, look at any other car
You can see the pads without touching a single tool.

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look at the caliper from above, you can see the pad plain as day.
if you can't see it, it's damn low.
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God, the whining.
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look at the caliper from above, you can see the pad plain as day.
if you can't see it, it's damn low.
This may actually be the answer.
I'll go remove the wheel and caliper now.
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God, the whining.
Hey give him a break. He missed at least two other brake pad threads to whine in. Not even sure what he is looking at on other cars since about 99.9% of them are the exact same setup as this.


I am much more perturbed that I have to open my hood and pull out a sick to check my oil. What is this 1922?

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