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      09-01-2013, 09:07 PM   #38
jphughan
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Originally Posted by Adobong_M View Post
Yep, I ended up using a mallet and kinda hammer it down because a tap just wouldn't work, it's so tight. I was considering a lube but ended up just muscling it in. It's working well though. Afraid at first that the pistons would have an issue pushing it on the rotors. The track pads I used just slides in. Well, because the installer filed the edges down. Now I'm concern about a gash forming a precise ring around the rotor on both sides. Wonder if it's normal
Wait, so you took unaltered Street Performance pads and hammered them into the caliper, and they're working? Like I said above, that seemed like it would be possible with at least one of the pads I tested in one of the new calipers, but I didn't think the pads would actually work if they were in there that tight, and I was also worried that if the caliper were mounted on the car when I did that, I'd never be able to get the pads out again. That's interesting that they're somehow working even though they had to be hammered....
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