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      08-02-2012, 11:21 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by Subzero2003 View Post
I recently bought and fitted the same pads as shown in your picture - the retaining clip isn't important as far as i can see.

The only clip i can see that is important is the one that fits into the piston and even then, plenty of cars don't have them.

I have Pagid pads front and back now and i have no problem with them and no brake squeal at all.
It isn't the squeal I was worried about. There is a certain amount of float/play between the pad and the caliper.

I'm sure over bumps you would hear it rattle in the caliper slightly.

The other pad did have retaining clips for going into the piston.

The BMW pads have the clip that the Pagid pads are missing as does all the other options at the local factors.

The pads even have the rivet in place for something to be there.