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dirtbuster
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posted December 02, 2005 10:58 AM  
Somewhere I read that you can get a phenolic piston to rebuild your metric calipers. I would think this would help cut down on heat transfer to the fluid but when I searched for the topic it says the page cant be displayed.

anybody know anything about these and if they are worth looking into?

wfoondirt
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posted December 02, 2005 11:58 AM  
They are available in the lefthander catalog.

24KC
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posted December 03, 2005 06:51 AM  
Dumb question here. Why would you rebuild a metric caliper? I could see if you have a US Brake one with different pistons. If it is just stock I paid 10 or 12 bucks a piece at Advance Auto and they come with bolts. I think they have phenolic pistons already installed. KC

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dirtbuster
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posted December 03, 2005 07:54 AM  
i didnt know you could buy them with phenolic pistons so in that case it prob would be easier to just buy them.

But was that 10-12$ outright or after a core exchange? I assume with a core. In that case im stuck with these because we drill and tap a hole in the backside of the caliper to hook the brake line up instead of using the stock connection on the bottom which can get torn off under contact. I doubt they would take a core with holes drilled int he cylinders.

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