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Hi,
I changed the disks and pads on my GTA yesterday and all was well until I tried to fit the inner pad into the offset front caliper. It wouldn't fit at all.
It seemed the pads were too tall for the caliper, but the EBC red stuff that was on there fitted OK, if a little tighter than the others.

Has anyone else experienced this on their cars?

I ended up putting the best EBC pad back in there, because they weren't very worn.

Time for some 330s methinks, but in the meantime I would like to try a full set of DS2500s.

Antony
 

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The calipers degrade and lift the little metal sliding plate that the pads sit on. This is why they don't fit. Pretty common
 

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Makes a change eh Dan :lol:
 
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Proper fix is to remove the corrosion, botch is to file down the pad edge a whisker.
 

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Best thing to do is remove the calipers, remove the bolts that hold the steel plates and remove. Remove all visible corrosion from both caliper and plates. Straighten the plates (most probably bent). Grease and refit with new plate bolts.
If the pads are filed down in our experience the pads can quite often squeak.
 

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Also, dont try to grind the metal on the callipers, grind the metal on the pads :)
 
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