G60 brake pad questions

dkpriebe dkpriebe at attbi.com
Sun Aug 11 23:58:18 EDT 2002

I changed the brake pads on my 200, with the G60 calipers today for the
first time. I put in some Hawk HPS in anticipation of an upcoming track
event. Everything went pretty smoothly with the exception of one thing. The
outboard pads that I removed had a wire clip which basically attached the
outside of the backing plate to the carrier. The clip was held on by 2 torx
screws into the backing plate. The replacement Hawks did not have these
clips, nor was the backing plate even threaded to accept these being
attached. So I went ahead and just installed them without the clips. I took
it out for a test drive and everything seems just fine. So, is this an ok
installation? or do I really need these clips?

The other things I was wondering about was the brake pad wear indicator. The
Hawks didn't have the wiring. So if I want to put the wires in, do I just
drill a little hole next to the backing plate to insert the little plug and
wire? I doubt that I'm going to actually do it, but I'm just curious. Today,
I just twisted the wire together.

Dave Priebe
Kenmore, WA
91 200tqa 157k his
95.5 S6 100k hers

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