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Old December 23rd, 2003, 02:18 PM
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Front Brake Calipers

I'm told my front brake calipers no longer contract. This is a problem because I will need new pads soon and I can't open the calipers to install the pads at this point. My truck came from Mass. originally and has seen a few tough winters.

Anyone ever re-built a set of front calipers with success?

Any suggestions of where I can find the best value in a new set if these can't be re-built economically?

Thanks in advance.
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Old December 23rd, 2003, 07:52 PM
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Roversnorth has an exchange program. They seems pretty decent and came with pads. By the time you buy new pistons it is probably better to get full rebuilds.

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Old December 24th, 2003, 10:22 AM
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Call British Pacific they have the lowest price on genuine Lockhead rebuild kits. I think mine were 72.00 a peice and come with all four pistons and seals. They are easy to rebuild.
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Clay,
let me know how it goes. I got back from the dealer a few weeks ago with an $ 1800 estimate for caliper and brake work.
Could not do it. But if my brakes freeze again - time to get them hands dirty...er
I can say, British Pacific are excellent to deal with. Really helpful and informative.
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Old December 29th, 2003, 05:25 PM
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Thanks for the tips. I'm looking into RN and BP now. I'll post my results when all is said and done.

Thanks again.

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Just spoke to both BP and RN. RN has rebuilt calipers for under $100/each including pads. BP will sell you a caliper kit which includes seals and pistons for $75.

RN is a no brainer.

Thanks for the advice everyone.

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Good luck! Make sure to send back your cores for the next guy.

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will do. that $200 core charge is also a good incentive. thanks for saving me $800-$900+ Ron.
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