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V-shaped Spring Clip

For those which have performed a brake job on their Xterras.

In factory form, did your brake calipers have a V shaped spreader spring installed?

If so, were there one spring per side or two

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The fronts should have one per side. Mine did not, either they fell off or someone didn't replace them at some point. The Raybestos pads I bought came with replacement shims, retainers, and springs. Some cheaper pads do not come with the hardware.
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Sometimes they fall off, they're not super critical but you can buy them separately part of a brake hardware kit. I ran two on each caliper at one point but even then I didn't really notice much of a difference.

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