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#1 Old 08-03-2008, 08:38 PM
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Strange brake question

i have a strange situation with my brakes

my drivers side front brake pad hangs off the side of the rotor about 1/8-1/4 of an inch.

in other words, after driving on my pads for a while there will be a strip on the very outer edge that is untouched, while the rest of the pad is worn.

Car was like this when i bought it. Do i get a bigger rotor or a smaller brake pad??
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#2 Old 08-03-2008, 11:13 PM
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You take it to a brake shop, seriously.

If you don't know enough to have to ask that, you want to have somebody else look at it.

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Thanks

thats the first negitive response i've ever recieved on this board

Your a mod, are you here to help or to flaunt?
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I'm worried about you is all. Having brakes that work is fairly important, don't you think?

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agreed, but if you would have just said, hey man, these are what size rotors you are supposed to have, it would have saved me some trips to auto zone, know what i'm saying?
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Seems most likely the last owner just got the wrong size pads. I don't see how you could be definite over the internet though without measurements or pictures though. It's possible the rotor is too small, it's possible the pad is too big. It's also possible that a million other things could be wrong. That's why I was trying to recommend you take it somewhere.

I'm sure somebody on here has the stock measurements for those parts though, anybody?

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