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#1 TIMINTEXAS

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Posted 05 October 2003 - 09:32 AM

I need calipers for my 83 GL 2WD. Do any of you board members recommend any online shops? I know shipping costs play into the decision.

I have priced rebuilt calipers with local shops and the price is either $50-$60 or $110-$160. The main difference seems to be pads vs. no pads. The dealership wants $120 (I suppose those are new ones).

So, I am asking for suggestions.

Also - my brain is telling me to replace them in pairs. Is that wise or unneccesary and why?

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Posted 05 October 2003 - 06:41 PM

Tim, may I offer another alternative, not neccissarily a recommendation: Pick-N-Pull. Find a similar model with much lower mileage than yours, voila.

Also might want to try S-Wing's Stuff. Subaru specialists, used parts. I believe this is their URL: www.s-wingsstuff.com.

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Posted 05 October 2003 - 09:41 PM

Thanks Dave,
I think I will try rebuilding them. All I have to do is find a kit. I think all I need is the seal and dust boot around the piston. It's worth a shot and is cheaper. Otherwise, I'll go to the P&P or S-wings.
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Posted 05 October 2003 - 09:42 PM

its usualy just orings/ seals. should be easy to rebuild

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Posted 05 October 2003 - 09:47 PM

Where can I get a rebuild kit (or do I just get the seals, etc. seperately?).

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Posted 05 October 2003 - 10:07 PM

i have used generic orings out of my assortment tray you can get them at most auto places, or farm equip places. and it has held tight for 20k miles so far. i would just pull it apart and make sure that is your problem, they should be all cracked and disolving, if they are not holding fluid.

and if the piston isnt trashed, and still fits in the caliper like it is new, the shops get payed big bucks for replacing rubber!
if your piston is smooth, and not jagged and mared its ok.

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Posted 05 October 2003 - 10:25 PM

Very well. One last question. Any tricks to getting the piston out?




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