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      09-01-2013, 10:07 PM   #38
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Drives: '16 Cayman GT4
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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....
'16 Cayman GT4 (delivery pics, comparison to E92 M3 write-up)

Gone but not forgotten:
'11.75 M3 E92 Le Mans | Black Nov w/ Alum | 6MT (owned 5/2011 - 11/2015)