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Hi guys,

Having a few problems fitting new brake pads.

Bought some new pads (standard, nothing flashy). Put them on and they fitted fine but when i tried to put the wheel back on it was locked against the caliper. I already had a 5mm spacer on there so i decided to put another 5mm making 10mm. Now i have clearance but i cannot screw the nuts on as there is not enough thread to to catch??? Out of interest i HAVE changed the rims (18's x7.5). Please help, how do the rest of you guys manage to change your pads without this problem???

P.s The only thing i can think of is get stud extenders but that will take ages

thanks in advance

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Hi guys,

Having a few problems fitting new brake pads.

Bought some new pads (standard, nothing flashy). Put them on and they fitted fine but when i tried to put the wheel back on it was locked against the caliper. I already had a 5mm spacer on there so i decided to put another 5mm making 10mm. Now i have clearance but i cannot screw the nuts on as there is not enough thread to to catch??? Out of interest i HAVE changed the rims (18's x7.5). Please help, how do the rest of you guys manage to change your pads without this problem???

P.s The only thing i can think of is get stud extenders but that will take ages

thanks in advance

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I take it the actual caliper part of the front brakes is now fouling against the inside of the alloy spokes. f the alloys were on before unless you wore the pads to paper it can't be by that much. A couple of choices really you can either get the caliper machined a couple of mill or you need to buy longer studs.

Is the offset right for the car on the wheels?

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hi,

i changed the alloys as soon as i bought the car, it had stock rims on before. Im pretty sure the offset is correct. Its such a bugger as my pads only have a few mm left until they hit the sensor. As i said it has always had a 5mm spacer on there but for it to get clearance with the new pads on it needs around 10mm. So i need to gain 5mm somewhere????

Regards

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hi,

i changed the alloys as soon as i bought the car, it had stock rims on before. Im pretty sure the offset is correct. Its such a bugger as my pads only have a few mm left until they hit the sensor. As i said it has always had a 5mm spacer on there but for it to get clearance with the new pads on it needs around 10mm. So i need to gain 5mm somewhere????

Regards

I'd seriously consider longer studs if i were you 5mm to take off the caliper seems alot

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Thanks Guys,

Stav could you give me some pointers of where you got yours from and how you went about doing the job please :) . Aquaunuke you gotta remember that the new pads a considerably thicker than the worn one's (possible another 5mm) so its more like 10mm of stud at the moment ;).

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if you buy a H&R spacer kit it should come with longer studs if needed.

My 15mm ones did. got them off Ebay. not cheap though (about £100)

To change the studsm just hammer you old ones out, then put the new ones in, put a socket over them, then the wheel nut and tighten, should pull it through a treat.

Stav

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hi,

i changed the alloys as soon as i bought the car, it had stock rims on before. Im pretty sure the offset is correct. Its such a bugger as my pads only have a few mm left until they hit the sensor. As i said it has always had a 5mm spacer on there but for it to get clearance with the new pads on it needs around 10mm. So i need to gain 5mm somewhere????

Regards

What sensor would that be ?

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