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Since I spend over 2 hours trying to figure out why my front pads were too thick, or why I was unable to depress the caliper piston 'far enough', I figured I would leave this here for others:

I ordered the following pads for the Elise:
Front:
[ame]https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0014HP9IQ[/ame]

Rear:
[ame]https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002MBH8I2[/ame]

Finally after struggling to figure out why they did not fit, I noticed the black tab on the rear of the pad was sticking out further than the OEM pads. A little metal file work and they fit perfectly (pictures borrowed from another thread)! Hopefully this saves others hours of frustration and headache.
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Thanks, I just hope is helps others.....I spent hours banging my head against the wall wondering why the caliper piston was no depressed far enough. Having worked on cars for years, I am a bit embarrassed it took me so long to figure this out. :)
 

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With Hawk front pads, you have to grind the "nubs" flush with pad backing plate....been doing it for the last 10+ years. :D
 
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