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Pad thickness question

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Just replaced a rear tire today. In the process of installing the wheel, the inside brake pad fell out. So I figured it was an opportunity to measure the pad thickness. I measured 3.90mm/3.30mm. This means it is tapered front to back (or back to front :? ) by 0.60mm or about .024". Anyone know the pad thickness for a new pad? FWIW my brakes work fine. If I brake hard enough, the rear tire will lock.
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Go to EBC’s website and look at their technical area, all the dimensions and different applications are there for all makes and models, that’s were I figured out you can use rear pads (thicker) on the front of vented twin caliber conversions when using them with non-vented rotors to compensate for the wider opening of the vented twin calipers.

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Thanks Jeff. Didn't know about EBC. Found the info on page 314 of their catalog. FA31 should be 9mm or 0.354".
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ksquared wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 1:09 pm
Thanks Jeff. Didn't know about EBC. Found the info on page 314 of their catalog. FA31 should be 9mm or 0.354".
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