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Is it nessesary to to moove the whole caliper if you want to exchange the breake pads?

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No.some versions have a spring retaining clip on a pin that goes through both sides of the caliper to enable you to slide them out from the outside,then you can force the pistons back into the caliper to slide in the replacements.

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