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Old 12-19-2018, 09:04 AM
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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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Old 12-20-2018, 07:16 AM
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I rebuilt all 4 calipers about 5 years ago and found that everything was pretty easy except for those bastard dust boots, which were damn near impossible to re-install. There might have been one or two where I didn't get them fully seated or just gave up entirely. Luckily on a track car, the dust boots tend to burn off anyway, so I wasn't terribly concerned. Not sure if I would bother rebuilding if I had to do it again, but it was interesting shade-tree mechanic experience to see how the calipers fit together and function.

Edit, if you do rebuild, you can easily blow the piston out of the caliper body by pressing a compressor hose against the brake line fitting and giving it a blast. Saves a lot of trouble. *THUNK*
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Old 01-03-2019, 06:41 AM
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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.
i talked to a powerstop rep at gridlife and asked if there "performance red" caliper was anything special over the standard remans. i dont recall exactly what he said but basically they use higher quality parts for the rebuild and the dust boots i believ can withstand higher temps before falling apart
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Old 01-04-2019, 04:30 AM
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Originally Posted by scottdh20 View Post
i talked to a powerstop rep at gridlife and asked if there "performance red" caliper was anything special over the standard remans. i dont recall exactly what he said but basically they use higher quality parts for the rebuild and the dust boots i believ can withstand higher temps before falling apart
While that may be true, I was a little let down when the powdercoated remans I got from PowerStop through RockAuto were NOT Nissins but, they have served me well regardless.

That's good to hear if true though.
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Old 01-05-2019, 05:48 PM
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I rebuilt my oem rear calipers last summer. The job is pretty easy if your good at mechanic work. I preferred to rebuild since all the remanufactured versions were not Nissins and I prefer OEM quality rubber seals and boots. You don't know what quality the remanufactured ones are. I opted out of the Powerstop ones since I didn't want the flashy red calipers and prefer subtle stock appearance if I also ever sell the car.

The only hard part is putting the dust boot back on. It helps to have another set of hands, I couldn't do it by myself trying to hold the piston and boot while placing in groove. I was able to properly set all the dust boots so it is doable.
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