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Anyone fit a set of Performance Friction pads in a set of Brembo GP4?
Seems like the pads are too thick to fit. PF told me to machine the calipers down Any other options out there?
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Can you get us some pix, hope we can finger some thing out for you.


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Other than sanding the pads down, I don't know what else I could do besides trying a set of pads from another company. Seems like a pain in the ass when it comes time to change them


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wow, the pads not even that thick, there much be something wrong with caliper, hope some here can tune in and help


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Hard to say without having the parts in hand. My main concern would be this, if you do take some meat of the inside of the caliper to get those pads in, will the gap between the pads be big enough for the disc to go in with enough clearance ?

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That was a concern to me as well. I just can't believe that pf recommended that I machine the calipers. I think that they
made an error in their manufacturing.
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Are those monoblock Calipers ? If not then it would be easy to seperate them and have the gap machined bigger. I don't suppose you have another new set of calipers to compare the internal gap where the pistons are ?
Maybe we can ask Phil to measure the gap on his.

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I will get take off my caliper and measure it just for you buddy. I will post some pix for you soon today.


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here you go Ricky

8mm gap, and 8mm pads, I have it all off the bike if you need any more pix of measurement please let me know.
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Perhaps I am not certain of what I am looking at, but it appears you have plenty of space as evidenced by your thumb in the opening.

What is the precise issue?

You should not need to "machine" a caliper to fit pads. You should not need to modify pads to fit a caliper.

In your image, Rick, are those both the new pads?

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