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      11-05-2012, 12:39 AM   #24
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I had to swap pads (ST40 caliper) and it made it REALLY easy considering I had to get a custom pad which was slightly too thick. I had to get the pistons all the way in. It would have been a MASSIVE PIA without the tool.

I'll get a video up sometime.

For the ST60 caliper, I don't think this tool will compress all 6 pistions. So I'll try to just spread the pads a tad, pop them out, take an old brake pad, slide them in, fully compress the pistons, take them out and put the new pads in.

Also, really good for trying to change somewhat warm pads...don't have to burn your fingers.

Originally Posted by Car54 View Post
Anyone know the TIS procedure for pad replacement and squeezing caliper?
Usually, you'd want to use a piston tool but the front calipers are different from any other sliding caliper I've seen. I think this tool could be useful but it won't compress the pistion so the caliper can clear the bracket.
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