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    gdv
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    Proper way to setup Juicy 3s

    I've heard different ways of setting up Juicy 3 brakes once the pads have been changed, does anyone have a sure-fire method? My rears are rubbing after a pad change. I pushed the pistons back in, replaced pads, loosened the caliper bolts, gave the lever a couple hard squeezes then held it and tightened the caliper bolts. Is this correct? Should I have left the pistons all the the way in for a while so they could lubricate?

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    Rub it............
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    How bad are they rubbing?

    If its just a little bit here and there, you can "tweak" the rotor so it doesn't rub. If its rubbing all the time, then you need to re-adjust the caliper. Sometimes the "squeeze the lever a few times then tighten down the caliper method" doesn't work, and you need to visually align the caliper to prevent rubbing.

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    Make certain both pistons are moving out when squeezing the lever, seems like that causes a variety of problems including rubs. I have found just taking the caliper apart and cleaning everything helps with many problems. Most of the time I am able to re-use all the o-rings and seals.

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    Another thing - The Juicy brakes can be difficult. Once you get them correct they will last.

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