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Author Topic:   Metric calipers
leftturn73
Member
posted May 22, 2003 07:47 AM
Switching from big GM to metric brakes and was wondering what other use. I see Lefthander carries a caliper with a phenolic piston (good for reducing heat). Anyone use them how do they hold up? Or should I just go to the local parts store and by the cheap rebuilds?
Any thoughts???????


lucky13
Member
posted May 22, 2003 09:44 AM
We also use the cheap rebuilds. No problems.


MOD75D
Member
posted May 22, 2003 06:24 PM
Ford used the phenolic pistons for several years and all I would see were problems. They would egg-shape from the heat and stick in the caliper. I would stay with a steel piston caliper.


Pickel
Member
posted May 24, 2003 08:13 AM
I have been running cheap ones myself and I've never had a problem.


devil wrench
Member
posted May 24, 2003 10:56 AM
Lefthander carries them because asphalt cars create much more brake heat than dirt cars. I've never seen a heat problem in the brakes on a mod that couldn't be fixed by switching heat ranges on the pads.


jdj9410
Member
posted May 24, 2003 08:00 PM
Stock metric calipers from O'reilly. About the only thing that has not broke.


dirtywrench13
Member
posted May 25, 2003 07:07 AM
junk yard metric calipers $0, rebuild kit,14.95,time to rebuild&install,2 hours&6-pack,knowing your gonna stop,priceless!!!


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