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      02-24-2014, 06:40 PM   #45
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I wonder if StopTech is aware of this issue. This thread makes me second guess my desire to buy this kit.
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I use a wrench or plier type tool and squeeze the pad against the caliper to depress the pistons.

I can only get the rear by hand the front is too hard for me so I use the above and then they slide out
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I use a wrench or plier type tool and squeeze the pad against the caliper to depress the pistons.

I can only get the rear by hand the front is too hard for me so I use the above and then they slide out
I just use a lisle pad spreader, think the issue with the st-60s is bigger than that.
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Worst case, you can take a screwdriver or thin pry bar and pry the pads out from the bottom of the caliper. You can use the rotor hat or studs (if you have them) as leverage on the front side. There's something to pry against in the back.

ST60s seem to be a minor PIA to get the pads in and out. The pads come out with a little effort in the ST40s. The key is to fully depress the pistons with spreader. I do apply some anti seize to the sides of the pads to make removal a little easier.

The pads should be snug as to avoid pad rattle...a really annoying clack, clack, clack sound at low speed. If they are too loose they'll rattle.
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I was reading through the thread and was wondering:
Brembo pins and elastic metal leafs (or whatever they are called) are ingenious. Why doesn't everybody use this design? Patent or something? I doubt it since they were around for more than 20 years.

When installed the pads are always snug and are kept quiet. To take the pads out, all you need to do is tap out the pins. Then the pads just slide out effortlessly.
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I was reading through the thread and was wondering:
Brembo pins and elastic metal leafs (or whatever they are called) are ingenious. Why doesn't everybody use this design? Patent or something? I doubt it since they were around for more than 20 years.

When installed the pads are always snug and are kept quiet. To take the pads out, all you need to do is tap out the pins. Then the pads just slide out effortlessly.
I always thought the stoptech bridge was the hottest ticket when it came to pad changes. No issues at all with mine.
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I always thought the stoptech bridge was the hottest ticket when it came to pad changes. No issues at all with mine.
In principle - it is. The bridge adds stiffness to the caliper while still offering the benefits of the open top for fast pad changes.

I called stoptech yesterday, and they are aware of the issue. It seems to be "batch" based. Some have the issue some don't. They offered to take my calipers, inspect them, and send them out to me no charge. I doubt I will go this route because I don't want my car sitting there with lines dangling. They declined a caliper swap. They also said I need to go through HP since they are the retailer.

I have a Lisle Pad spreader. I highly recommend it! It's less than 49 shipped on amazon, and it works GREAT. I tested it and it does clear the top side of th eStop tech calipers. So at least in principle the appeal of stoptech for fast pad changes is still there. You just need to make sure the abutment plates aren't going to give you trouble.
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mine have worked perfectly so far.
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