I was hoping to get some insight to this problem. While changing the front brake pads on my '03 Elantra GT, I can't seem to get the calipers back on with the new, thicker pads. I have the caliper piston pressed all of the way in, the pads pressed snugly up against the rotor, but still no dice. The caliper's bolt holes are about a cm short of where it needs to be to mate with the caliper bracket. It seems the only thing keeping them from mating properly is the thickness of the new pads.
Either I'm doing something way wrong (I followed the illustrated guide here http://www.elantragtclub.com/id581.html) or these pads are actually too thick. They are Wearever Gold Premium (GMKD 941) from Advance Auto Parts.
Any insight would be helpful. The first thing i thought of was that the caliper piston wasn't pushed in far enough but I do have it pushed it as far as it can go using a c-clap. It it only a mm from being completely flush, so I didn't think that was the problem.
Thanks in advance!