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Brake Rebuild/Overhaul Kits

Discussion in 'Suspension / Brakes' started by Rick89GTS, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. Rick89GTS

    Rick89GTS Well-Known Member Moderator Donated!

    Brake Rebuild/Overhaul Kits are a good alternative if you can't afford to buy remanufactured brakes calipers. It all depends on the condition - as long as the piston/cylinder bore is not scored or heavily rusted, you can rebuild them.

    The caliper rebuild kits I got a few years ago only cost CDN$7 and that takes care of 2 calipers. You'll also want the boot kit so add $6 = $13 per axle. I had a little surface rust but no scoring on my cylinder parts. Some emery cloth took care of that and a few hours later I had rebuilt all four corners.

    I bought mine from DV Aldous (Vancouver) but here's the brand name and part numbers...

    Top: CARLSON PN# 15214: ST165 Front Caliper Rebuild kit C$7.00
    Bottom: CARLSON PN# 16048: ST165 Front Caliper Boot kit, C$6.00


    As you can see, the kit is mostly rubber gaskets, boots and fittings like the retaining clips (see pic below). There's really not much to it but you're re-using most of your metal parts; it's the rubber parts that deteriorate and rip.

    PS - you'll need some brake lubricant.
    I use Kleen Flo's EZE Slide silicone brake lubricant. 100% safe on rubber. Good stuff :mrgreen:

  2. mifitso

    mifitso Guest

    whats the red circle for?
  3. Charger

    Charger Well-Known Member

    To show where you put the grease is my guess. :?:
  4. Rick89GTS

    Rick89GTS Well-Known Member Moderator Donated!

    Haha, I used a pic from somewhere and can't recall where it was from. The red circle was already there, just ignore it guys, LOL :mrgreen:
  5. mifitso

    mifitso Guest

    haha thats pretty funny

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