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    Help! New XT brake pads too thick to get rotor between them.

    I'm replacing my 785 brake pads with identical Shimano pads and I can barely get the new pads into the caliper. When I finally do, the pads are touching and there is no way to get the rotor between them.

    I pushed the pistons as far back into the caliper body as possible but the pads are still touching when they are in the body.

    Any ideas?
    I live with fear and danger every day. And on the weekends she lets me go mountain biking.

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    Help! New XT brake pads too thick to get rotor between them.

    Never mind, I got it. I had to REALLLLLLLY crank on a tire lever to get the pistons to seat all the way back in the caliper. But I moved them in further and the pads dropped in easily and the modulation feels perfect.
    I live with fear and danger every day. And on the weekends she lets me go mountain biking.

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