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Caliper twist tool???

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Hey everyone,

Its been a while since Ive been on, and I apologize! But I have a question... Noob, Maybe...

I was discussing changing my rotors and pads tomorrow, which I have done on other cars plenty of times but never my 6, when a friend of mine stopped me and told me that I may need something called a "Caliper twist tool". He explained to me that with the rear calipers, I may not be able to use just a regular C clamp to open them up. And this tool is a "dealer tool".

Can someone tell me whether or not I actually need this thing? Or will I be ok to continue with just my C clamps?

Thanks guys,
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Ok, that being said, can I pick this tool up at Canadian Tire or NAPA or something? Any idea on the cost?
Well I'd love to give an update, but most of the bolts on the rear brakes are so bloody seized up that i gave up! I'm going to bring it to a shop tomorrow and get them to change the pads and rotors for me! But I did pick up the tool at a local parts store for 14.99 Canadian, just incase anyone is interested.
Problem solved, all 4 brakes done... And looks pretty good to I might add! Thanks for the help.
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