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Old 11 February 2019, 09:06 AM
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Hi all, having issues with my car as per a previous post. (Iíve opened a new thread as its
now specially about my brakes but please
move it if Iíve done this wrong). Itís a GB270 with the 4 Pots. Recently had rear wheel bearing done, new rear Whiteline control arms. My problem has been pulling in different directions depending on if I am accelerating or decelerating. Nothing has changed in terms of symptoms since doing any of these.
Car is going in for full alignment shortly but felt it was worthwhile looking at my calipers in more detail.
I noticed that each piston looked particularly worn and were moving but not at the same time and seemed slow to move when pumping the brake.
Do these look salvageable? Look a right mess but all seals are fine and itís heavy corrosion. I could take them out and clean them up or should I replace?






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Old 11 February 2019, 09:25 AM
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The fit and forget solution would be a rebuild with stainless pistons.
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Old 11 February 2019, 11:14 AM
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Youíre right... probably kidding myself to think that they would last if I was to DIY!
Iíll see what Ian at Godspeed can do for me.

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http://www.biggred.co.uk/ are also very good
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Old 11 February 2019, 02:16 PM
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http://www.biggred.co.uk/ are also very good
Do Biggredd use stainless pistons? I was trying to see more info but kept crashing on their website. Thereís calipers from Biggred on eBay but doesnít mention stainless ones.

If anyone knows thatvwould be great.

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Originally Posted by sss107 View Post


Do Biggredd use stainless pistons? I was trying to see more info but kept crashing on their website. Thereís calipers from Biggred on eBay but doesnít mention stainless ones.

If anyone knows that would be great.

Thanks everyone
Im not sure a good refurb by the time you pay postage there and back etc will be a few hundred quid. Might be a worthwhile investment to pay £500 for set of front STI brembos and sell the olds I believe they can go for around the £200 mark obviously less if they are needing a refurb
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Old 11 February 2019, 02:38 PM
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just seen these might be the cheapest and less hassle option

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Subaru-im...CnXM:rk:7:pf:0
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Im not sure a good refurb by the time you pay postage there and back etc will be a few hundred quid. Might be a worthwhile investment to pay £500 for set of front STI brembos and sell the olds I believe they can go for around the £200 mark obviously less if they are needing a refurb
Would love brembos but I have Prodrive Gt1 alloys so donít fit. I would then need to change these or look at wheel spacers which I would rather avoid.
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Originally Posted by hackisfun View Post
just seen these might be the cheapest and less hassle option

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Subaru-im...CnXM:rk:7:pf:0
They look spot on, cheers mate
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The lettering on outside of those ebay ones appear to be bare metal and if so will very quickly turn to rust and look ****e.

Also the pistons in there dont look new . You can see in the one pic of that the the one on the left has all sorts of marks on the outside edge. Might not be stainless steel too.
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Hi
We can supply you stainless steel pistons and seals for both front calipers for £125 , or fully reconditioned calipers in an exchange basis powder coated red with white subaru stickers , fitted with our stainless pistons , news seals and bleed nipples for £225 A Pair
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Old 11 February 2019, 09:24 PM
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They look spot on, cheers mate
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We can supply you stainless steel pistons and seals for both front calipers for £125 , or fully reconditioned calipers in an exchange basis powder coated red with white subaru stickers , fitted with our stainless pistons , news seals and bleed nipples for £225 A Pair
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Thats ideal. Iíve had your refurbished calipers before and were spot on. How do I order? Pm or give you a call tomorrow? Cheers
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Give me a ring tomorrow on 01656 723060 and we can take your order
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