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Old 06-08-2013, 06:32 PM   #1
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I have no idea how to install these Black Magic brakes.

I've got the set of pads and rotors from Black Magic, and have taken off the old set of pads and rotors. My problem comes with the little pack of abutment clips etc. In this "pack" there are sets of abutment clips in 4 sizes which I have figured out go onto the ends of the pads and slide on the guide rails.
But - I've only got 4 clips of each size... do they go one on each pad? Or a set of two on one side of the pads?

I also have 4 large tube type clips that look like big paper clips bent in a different way, and 4 black soft rubber sleeves.

I have no idea what to do with the 4 "paper clips". I believe I've found a way for them to set on the pads, where one end rests on the abutment clips? Anybody have a picture showing me how to set this up? Everything I've searched for a read online so far has only confused me further.

I believe the 4 rubber tubes go to the pistons inside the caliper... Do I just push those pistons through the caliper so they pop out and then switch the rubber tubes before putting those pistons back in??

Lastly - Am I correct in thinking that I need to measure the fitting of the pads? It should be between .010 and .015? Meaning I need a feeler gauge to make sure the spacing between the pad and the guide rail is that distance... correct?


I'm lost as can be with this little pack...

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Old 06-08-2013, 06:41 PM   #2
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I've got the set of pads and rotors from Black Magic, and have taken off the old set of pads and rotors. My problem comes with the little pack of abutment clips etc. In this "pack" there are sets of abutment clips in 4 sizes which I have figured out go onto the ends of the pads and slide on the guide rails.
But - I've only got 4 clips of each size... do they go one on each pad? Or a set of two on one side of the pads?

I also have 4 large tube type clips that look like big paper clips bent in a different way, and 4 black soft rubber sleeves.

I have no idea what to do with the 4 "paper clips". I believe I've found a way for them to set on the pads, where one end rests on the abutment clips? Anybody have a picture showing me how to set this up? Everything I've searched for a read online so far has only confused me further.

I believe the 4 rubber tubes go to the pistons inside the caliper... Do I just push those pistons through the caliper so they pop out and then switch the rubber tubes before putting those pistons back in??

Lastly - Am I correct in thinking that I need to measure the fitting of the pads? It should be between .010 and .015? Meaning I need a feeler gauge to make sure the spacing between the pad and the guide rail is that distance... correct?


I'm lost as can be with this little pack...
I believe there is a Black Magic Rep on the forum here, he might be able to shed abit of light for ya... His handle is Black Magic Brakes. Maybe PM him if your in a rush to get this done.

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Old 06-08-2013, 08:51 PM   #3
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that's all I did , measure with a feeler gauge . subtract .010 from what you measured and install the clip with that number on it
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Did you also install the black rubber pieces?

What do I do with the larger tubed paper clip type clips?

I'm guessing the little abutment spacer clips go one on each pad, on the bottom part of the pad that rests on the guide rail?
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:24 PM   #5
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yup just one end of each pad just read the numbers on the clips real good , I did not install any other parts on my daughters XJ and back when I installed them on my previous TJ they didn't come with anything other than the pads. If I remember correctly the rubber boots were to replace the existing ones over the two bolts that hold the caliper to the mount
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:28 PM   #6
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Appreciate the help Gary.

Pics would probably be beneficial - I'm sure its ridiculously simple or simply not needed but I'd like to be sure before I put it all back together.
These are the rubber tubes and "paper clips"

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Old 06-08-2013, 09:33 PM   #7
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Those rubber boots have to be for the slider pins. Be sure to put either brake parts lube or anti-seize on the pins (caliper mounting bolts and metal sleeves) when you reassemble it.
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Thanks UFO.

Got it all put together, hopefully its right.

Used the black sleeves for the pins, just pushed them through and out then removed the old boot. Put new boot in hole, then pushed the pin back into that.

I only had grooves on one side - the inner pads. Only used the abutment clips on those two pads. Everything seems okay and secure, but I'll check everything tomorrow after I drive it a bit.

The "paper clips" solution I found here: How to install anti-rattle clips, D30 brakes? - JeepForum.com

Not entirely sure how necessary they are, but I've got them on.

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