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    Really strange that they needed 'fitting'. I have installed 2-3 sets of these with no problems.



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    I had lots that fit perfect and few that ended up like that. I guess next time I'll send the pads back as defective. Whoever makes that plate might have to fix their mold. And like foama mentioned that pad isn't seated properly, but I assume you woulda caught that?
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    Yeah, I did catch it. I had to file down the pins to get them to fit correctly. I'm wondering if the previous owner didn't catch it and mashed the calipers which buggered up the holes a bit so now they don't just drop in? In any case, they fit good now.
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    I'd blame the pads themselves. It seems like the pins on the pads were too close together if I recall correctly?
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    Nope, these pins were too far away.
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    Maybe I'm wrong. I hit my head a lot.
    Quote Originally Posted by fred101 View Post
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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 automatic: 33.2 mpg (US) ... 14.1 km/L ... 7.1 L/100 km ... 39.9 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Daox View Post
    Nope, these pins were too far away.
    You mean it does not have the same gap as the stock?

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    Yeah, they were close but not close enough.
    Quote Originally Posted by fred101 View Post
    Pardon me Mr. Fummins

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    After a few trips now I can say I am definitely liking these new pads. They definitely have more grab to them than my old ceramic pads of unknown brand. Despite the fitment issues (which I think is probably due to poor installation of the previous brake pads messing up the caliper holes), they are worth it.
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing, Rear sway bar, Upper grill block

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 47.2 mpg (US) ... 20.1 km/L ... 5.0 L/100 km ... 56.7 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Daox View Post
    After a few trips now I can say I am definitely liking these new pads. They definitely have more grab to them than my old ceramic pads of unknown brand.
    What do you think about the coated rotors? Do you think the rotors and pads complement each other?


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