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      10-30-2012, 11:12 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by chriszeh View Post
i already can talk about ob/gyn without a prop. i havent ever taken the master cylinder cover off when changing pads. hasnt been an issue. set up the c clamp so it rests the inboard pad on the caliper and the outboard one on the center of the outboard pad. tighten and then remove pad and caliper and insert others. am i doing it wrong?
You da man! I don't have a lot of game, in fact almost nil so I need a prop.

The c clamp works on the OEM calipers. This is more for fixed calipers where some people use the brake pads to push the pistons back. That works too but you can kind of jack up your pads a bit and it does take some effort. Its really not fun when the brakes might be a tad hot.

This tool makes life much easier. Definitely not necessary, a nice to have thing which is why I won't spend $200 on this.
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