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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-16-2015 Thread Starter
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2014 GT Brembo caliper click

I upgraded my standard GT front calipers to the OEM Brembos a while back, and I've noticed a clicking sound when braking for the first time after changing direction; i.e. backing out of the driveway in to the street and stop *click*, pull forward to the stop sign at the corner *click*, then it doesn't happen again until I stop in reverse.

It sounds like the pads (Centrics) shift slightly on the locating pins depending on which direction the rotor was spinning.

Is this common? I'm thinking [hoping] it's not a serious issue, but thought it worth asking.

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Weird. Can't say I have that happen on my factory Brembos. You may want to take the wheel off and spin the rotor and hub back and forth by hand and see if you can see anything happening like rubbing or something.


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I don't notice that click either. I have the SVT 07-09 GT500 Brembos.

Could be those centric pads have real big holes where the pins go through, which allows them to shift like you say.

Probably a good idea to take a look, make sure nothing is loose before it becomes a real problem.

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Yep, need to pull a wheel and see what's what. Thanks.
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I think you've described exactly what's happening. I've had other cars that did that, but not noticed this with my factory Brembo equipped Mustang which still has the OEM pads in it. Sounds to me like the aftermarket pads are slightly undersized. Also check to make sure the various anti-rattle clips and shims are all in place and that the pad contact points in the caliper holder aren't binding.

Having said all that, and if all else seems in order, I don't think the noise is a problem outside the annoyance factor.

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Pads are moving in the bore like you thought. Nothing to worry about. You should hear what a set of full floating race rotors with aggressive pads sounds like. You would think the wheels are falling off.

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Mine do what you describe, Im not worried about it. It only happends the first time i back out of the garage.

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Thanks all. I pulled a wheel and the clip was skewed a bit, but otherwise no issues. Good to hear that I am not alone or imagining things.
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Not a problem, normal with all Brimbo brakes. They are non floating vs factory GT which are floating.
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