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The last time I relubbed my brake slides, I noticed all the boots on the sliders and pistons where getting really cracked. These are the original calipers with 260K on them. Should I be thinking about replacing the whole caliper, or can I get away with a reseal kit from Rock Auto?

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The reseal kits are only a few dollars, so those are a great fit and it's easy to do.

 

If your current calipers are fine then you can entertain just replacing the piston dust boots and caliper slide pin boots as well. You can do the piston dust boots without any disassembly of the calipers, piston or bleeding. Without any rust concerns like the northeast I'd think that's a fine option.

 

a 1997 Legacy wagon EJ22 single piston caliper I rebuilt had dust boots that weren't retained by any clips or anything, that's the only Subaru's i've seen like that, they usually have a circlip that holds the boot in place.

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yea subaru calipers are far superior to any cheapo stuff on rockauto. If you can repair them, definitely do that.

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