I have noticed over the last few years that when I install new pads I have to go at the ears of the pads with a file. They fit so tightly that you would have to beat them in if you did not file them down. The last set that I installed I had to spend a pretty substantial amount of time filing them so they would slide properly. I have noticed this with multiple manufactures and over multiple vehicle manufactures. Are their tolerances that far off that what they are selling is acceptable? I have also heard that Wagner no longer has a lifetime warranty. They will replace your pads one time for free. I was told that they are doing this because of taxi drivers and other industrial users going thru pads on a constant basis. I know that I saw [MENTION=39185]j cat[/MENTION] mention filing pads down in another post. Has anyone else noticed this?