I used brake caliper grease (supplied) on the backing plates.
The front pads did not slide into position easily, but were tapped into place with a drift and small hammer with not much effort. Snug fit, but a fit nonetheless.
No buzzing, rattling, squealing, scratching or sound of doom in general, just an awful lot of resistance. I'm guessing 20 miles might wear them into normal operation, but then again, they might catch fire in 20 miles. Since I view brakes as one of the important boundaries between my life on Earth and an unscheduled departure to the hereafter, I'd like a handful of opinions before I tempt fate.
Eric the Bastard, Esq.
2005 Chrome Orange Buzzbomb
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