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We were swapping tires back to streets after the autox on sunday, and noticed that the front wheels were dragging slightly. Pulling the wheel off and turning the hub with a wrench, it's fairly obviously dragging on the brake (hear scraping sound from the pad area and it looks like the pads are touching the rotor). The car only has 12k miles on it. Is it common that the calipers need rebuilding after being pretty heavily autocrossed for a few years, or do you think something else is up? :(
 

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David,
The dragging front brakes seem to be a "problem" for many including myself. What helped on my car was to make sure the sliding edges of the brake pads were burr free and lubricated. I don't think a caliper "rebuild" is necessary since the problem was there from new for many. Good Luck!
 

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Sliding edges of the brake pads... So you mean pull the pads, and sand down the SIDEs where it sits in the bracket? Interesting.
 

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Yeah, the edges of the pad backing plate where they touch the caliper and high temp grease the same sections of the edge.
 
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