Originally Posted by JAJ
In my earlier post, I said that I'd flattened the abutment plates because they were too tight. When I installed the brake kit, I put the racing pads in as the initial install because there was a track day coming up.
The track day was last week, and when I got home I did the first pad swap from racing pads to the Stoptech Street Performance pads. Used pads slipped out and new pads slipped in just fine.
Right, I guess I'm having a different issue. In my case the pads get stopped right from the very beginning where they first touch the abutment plates, or they barely clear and then have to be hammered in (and then out). At the entry point on my caliper, the abutment plates aren't bent in toward the pad area nor is there a gap between the abutment plate and the caliper itself that could get eliminated, so short of filing them down to make them thinner overall (which I'm not crazy about) I don't see a solution. I guess I'll just keep grinding the pad backing plates down.