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Old 12-17-2018, 07:58 PM
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I have a 2004 with stock calipers that did about 3 years of freq track days and now is mostly street driven. I live in a corrosive environment (car kept outside across the street from ocean). My rear caliper is starting to drag and I am finding out a rebuild kit is over $20 while a new centric caliper is $63. Replacing is a no-brainer to me but any reason not to??
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I have a 2004 with stock calipers that did about 3 years of freq track days and now is mostly street driven. I live in a corrosive environment (car kept outside across the street from ocean). My rear caliper is starting to drag and I am finding out a rebuild kit is over $20 while a new centric caliper is $63. Replacing is a no-brainer to me but any reason not to??
Trade-in with core charge for your original caliper?

that's what i did with my rears. Got rebuild Nissin calipers from Honda, and mailed them my old units on a discounted trade in. I'm not sure if they're still doing that, but that is absolutely the easy hassle free way to go. The time and effort is better spent elsewhere.
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Old 12-18-2018, 04:07 AM
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You can get Nissin remans from PowerStop through RockAuto.

Quick, easy, painless.
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You can get Nissin remans from PowerStop through RockAuto.

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yep. That’s where I was looking. I love wrenching but don’t enjoy anything involving weeping brake fluid. Like clutch slave cylinder comes to mind. It looks to be an easy job to clean and rebuild but not a rewarding one. For $130 I can replace both rears and save 2-3 hours.
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Its not worth rebuilding unless you have some seriously nice cir-clip pliers selection to get down inside the rear caliper.
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Originally Posted by decepticondc5 View Post
Its not worth rebuilding unless you have some seriously nice cir-clip pliers selection to get down inside the rear caliper.


Fronts = easy to rebuild

Rears = easier to buy remans
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With prices that close I would always choose reman or new over rebuilding them as others have said. And I too hate dealing with brake fluid. I like it even less than gear oil :P
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Get oem remanufactured, if you can. The coating doesn't last very long on the centric calipers.
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Originally Posted by Mugen_is_best View Post
Get oem remanufactured, if you can. The coating doesn't last very long on the centric calipers.
Not to keep stroking PowerStop but I got their red powdercoated remanufactured calipers just for some color and because WTF not, and the powdercoat has held up VERY well.

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Get oem remanufactured, if you can. The coating doesn't last very long on the centric calipers.
I just hit them with a coat of high temp paint before I install.
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