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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 06, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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new caliper problem

i guess this might be why aftermarket parts suck but wondering if anyone else has had this problem. i bought a set of calipers from classic industries for my 67 rs and they fit great but the inside pad is compressed into the disc brake. the outside pad has perfect clearance. anyone else seen this problem? any solutions? my thought was the rear pad might just be a little to thick, thought i might wear it down a little to give it more room.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 06, 12:53 PM
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Re: new caliper problem

Not sure if I understand. So even when you apply brake pressure, the inside pad still does not touch the rotor?

Are these fixed or floating calipers?

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Re: new caliper problem

these are fix factory disc brakes. the rear pad is smashed against the rotor with no brake pressure applied. the rotor turns but is very had to turn. which means that if i drive it i would smoke the front brakes. it looks to me like the rotor is off from where it should be. and these are brand new rotors from ricks. has anyone else bought rotors from ricks and had any problems
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