come in a variety of styles to suit yourdriving style. For that did not come with any shims, we carry anapplication that you can apply to your non-shimmed to receive the samebenefits of using brake pad shims. Its also recommended to apply a thin layerbetween the backing plate and the shim even if the shim is present, as it willprevent any further noise from the pad rattling against the shim.
There are also brake pads that will come with adhesive brakepad shims that require you stick on the shim to the .This doesnt require the use of disc brake lube, but you can still apply a thincoating on top of the brake backing plate. Lastly, there are also titaniumbrake pad shims which act as an improved thermal barrier. These are used fortrack use only as they reflect more heat than regular shims do. This results inless heat transfer from the pads to the caliper, lowering hydraulic fluidtemperatures (brake fluid).
Brake pad shims are thin metal or rubber strips that fit between the brake pads and rotors to deal with the small inconsistencies in between the two surfaces, and facilitate firm braking while dealing with rattling or other noises in the brakes. Brake pad shims are comparable to fillers that are placed between two surfaces to ensure a smooth yet solid connection. This is necessary for your braking system and ensures your brakes last longer. The fact that they deal with noise is evidence of their life prolonging attribute, as any noise from your car that is not normal to the smooth running of the vehicle is an indicator of wear. Brake pad shims work to prevent this excessive wear.
DIYers often reuse old brake pad shims and then complain about noise shortly after installing new brake pads. Well guess what? The brake shims play an integral part in reducing brake noise and reusuing old brake shims isn’t smart.