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My car is currently at the shop. I called the today to see how my many repairs are going (I got backed in to , again, recently). They said both my front and rear Hawk brake pads were too thick to fit on my DBA 4000 rotors. I need new pads asap. Thank you all in advance.

Bright side of the story is I have a new Audi A4 loaner. Maybe I don't need it asap.
 

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Just installed Porterfield R4s on new style DBA 4000....fit fine, had Ferodo Ds 2500 before, they also fit fine.
 

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I have brand new DBA 4000s (latest version) and Porterfield R4S pads. Perfect.
 

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Thanks for your order by the way.

I've personally installed new hawk pads and DBA 4000 rotors on an Elise...

Do you know if they were trying to use the old shims?

Would you mind giving me a contact at the dealership in case there is a problem with a recent Hawk pad run?

-G
 

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Did they grind the stupid tabs off the back of the Hawk pads on the fronts?
If they don't, it wont fit.


Front brake pads for our cars should be no more than 15.0mm total thickness including the backing plate. If each pad is 15.5mm thick, they won't fit on new rotors. ask me how I know.

Rear brake pads for our cars shouldn't be be thicker than 12.60mm.

see my brake pad thickness thread: Lotus Elise/Exige brake pad thickness thread

This is WITHOUT shims. I have no idea how thick the shims are, I have never used them.
 

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That's BS I run dba 4000's and Hawk DTC30's. They should just break them in with the shims pulled. I never bother with the shims anymore!
 
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