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Old 12 September 2018, 08:04 PM
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Anyone had problems getting them to fit in their Calipers? Tried fitting mine tonight into my front brembos, 1 pad went straight in but the others were so tight on the sides had to sand them down to get them to slide in.
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Old 12 September 2018, 09:08 PM
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Inspect your calipers first think you'll its them. Corrosion build up behind stainless guides.
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Yes as above , there will be corrosion under the pad plates in the calipers , bending them away from the caliper body , which make the pads a tight fit in the calipers , try and clean out under the plates , and bend them back , ideally you need to remove them , clean away the corrosion , apply some paint and refit , if you struggle to do this , last resort would be to take material off the backing plates of the pads , but have a good go at fixing the issue first
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My callipers were fully disambled and cleand prior to the pfz pads. Had same issue one side slotted in but the other side needes a tiny bit of sanding to the bottom and top of the backing plate, 2 sec job
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Originally Posted by EndaITR View Post
My callipers were fully disambled and cleand prior to the pfz pads. Had same issue one side slotted in but the other side needes a tiny bit of sanding to the bottom and top of the backing plate, 2 sec job
Did you remove the pad plates and clean the corrosion away ? or did you just clean the calipers on top of the pad plates ?
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picture of the pad plates

https://www.scoobynet.com/attachment...2&d=1501884664

taken from godspeed thread
https://www.scoobynet.com/trader-ann...-calipers.html
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Old 14 September 2018, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Godspeed Brakes View Post
Did you remove the pad plates and clean the corrosion away ? or did you just clean the calipers on top of the pad plates ?
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Yes as I had stripped them to make them shiny again

Im talking a bare minimum sanding of the pad backing plate here, it was just to free it up a bit, otherwise it was very tight, im not complaining.. ive often had to do it on other
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Thanks for that guys, it was corrosion behind the sliders 👍👍
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