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Oh no my Alcoa!

It's not as bad as it sounds.... but I heard this kind of a squeaking noise leaving work today, listened to it and it was kind of acting like a u-joint squeak so I didn't think it was a big deal.
I have like a 20km drive home, with a stop sign halfway in between. Taking off from the stop sign, I noticed it was louder than before so I had a look and couldn't see anything. I didn't have anyone with me so I couldn't hear from the outside while the truck was moving. I get home, park the truck and figure I'd have a look later. Later on in the afternoon I got my fiance to drive the truck while I was beside it and I could tell the noise was coming from the passenger front wheel, so I pulled it inside the garage and took the wheel off, and found that one of the little tin clips that sit on the caliper bracket that holds the pads had bent up and was dragging against the inside of my wheel.
It had snowed a lot here the last 3 days and I was on some backroads plowing through 3 foot high drifts, so I figured maybe a piece of ice or a stone got jammed in there and bent it up?
It scraped a fair bit of material off the rim as you can see on the caliper, but it's not very deep.
You can see in the last pic that it's the clip at the bottom that was bent up.





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damn nice lol
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Maybe you should bring that tire to a shop and get rebalanced... could cause some problems down the road if it's off a lot.
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dang dude that sucks
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Eh, just run bigger wheels for more caliper clearance, and you won't have that problem.
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I had the exact same thing happen. Bunch of dirt and mud got packed in behind the clip and forced it into the wheel. I cut the edge of the clips back and haven't had that problem again.
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I had the exact same thing happen. Bunch of dirt and mud got packed in behind the clip and forced it into the wheel. I cut the edge of the clips back and haven't had that problem again.
I cut the edge off mine too, let just enough to hold it together. I couldn't believe all that noise was coming from that little clip!
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Never had that happen in 3 years of ownership. ****s messed up.
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that sucks ***** man
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It doesn't take much either, had the same issue last winter plowing through a frozen puddle. Being that they're 15" wheels there's almost no clearance between the calipers and the wheels, I have a set of steel AR767s and there's maybe 2mm clearance. Most 15" aluminums won't fit, and I'm surprised the Alcoa's do to be honest. LR
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