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Old 05-17-2018, 12:33 PM   #1  
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Rear brake question

Just confirming that I need a special rental caliper tool to twist the caliper in so I can fit new pads is this the correct method?
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:58 PM   #2  
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You can get away with a square metal bar of the right size.
Are you sure Gen 5 still uses twist-in pistons? Gen 6 is push-in.
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:59 PM   #3  
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This is the rear caliper
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:27 PM   #4  
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Yeah, I have the $3 square type. Works just fine.
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:15 PM   #5  
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Well I rented this kit from O'Reilly and it kind of fit but it worked! Thanks everybody!
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no rotor replacement?
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My bad, I thought that 5 gen would be the same kind of piston as 3d gen had. I wonder if an angle grinder key would work on this piston???

Apparently, where you are things don't rust - they get moldy
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The rotors were pretty rusty from sitting 2 years in mud. Lol I know it looks like mold it's actually a product by Rust-Oleum that removes rust and creates a white chalky substance when it's working until it's scraped and washed away
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