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Old 05 Jul 2012, 03:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi,

Just been to have my front pads and discs fitted and been told that they cant be fitted as my calipers are seized (4 pots in total). I've been to 2 garages which confirmed and showed me.

The only good news is there is still plenty of life in the old pads and discs so I've been told

Can anyone recommend anywhere to get recondition subaru 4 pots for a late UK classic turbo other than the sites listed below.
I think the first link are not genuine subaru parts. I only need the calipers as Ive got the pads and discs.

thanks.

Brand New 4 Pot Calipers With Kevlar Pads and Grooved Discs - Godspeed Brakes

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CAMSKILL PRODUCTS - 4 Pot Subaru Front Caliper - 94-00 149.95 Subaru Impreza Turbo Parts, Tuning, Spares & Accessories 2.0i Turbo GC8/GF8 94 TO 00 UK - Braking - Other
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Old 05 Jul 2012, 08:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: reconditioned front calipers

found these if any use?

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Old 06 Jul 2012, 10:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Try Godspeed, have a go yourself at fixing them Impreza 4 Pot Stainless Piston and Seal Kit - Godspeed Brakes

or they offer a reconditioning service
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Old 06 Jul 2012, 06:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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cheers lads, that godspeed seal kit looks promising.
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Old 06 Jul 2012, 07:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm going with the scoobyworx exchange when I get round to it. I've got a perished seal but just passed MOT so no rush. Powdercoated in your choice of colour.

Seen the WRX PRO ones on and I prefer to see the Subaru name
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Old 07 Jul 2012, 10:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I might go with the WRX PRO ones or a decent set of 2nd hand Subaru ones. Not to bothered about the WRX PRO down the side as im getting the calipers colour coded during the respray very shortly.
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Old 07 Jul 2012, 12:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Just ordered the WRX PRO ones from Brakes International on ebay just under 160 for both.
Right Side>>>SUBARU IMPREZA WRX TURBO, 4 PISTON FRONT CALIPER, RIGHT - BRAND NEW | eBay
Left Side >>>SUBARU IMPREZA WRX TURBO, 4 PISTON FRONT CALIPER, LEFT - BRAND NEW | eBay
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Old 14 Jul 2012, 03:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I've been trying all week to get the old calipers off and both bolts on each caliper are stuck solid, I've tried spraying WD40 on them, even went out and got a power bar/breaker bar today to find that I've ended up shattering the socket on the end of the bar.

Any ideas on loosening these bolts. Im replacing the calipers, pad and discs but the new calipers don't come with replacement bolts.

thanks in advance.
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Old 14 Jul 2012, 06:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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blow torch......heat 'em up n crack 'em off...
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blow torch......heat 'em up n crack 'em off...
Thought of that, but I might end up damaging the brake pipes or setting fire to something.
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done properly you will be fine..
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Old 28 Jul 2012, 10:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Finally got the WRX PRO calipers fitted with Scoobyworx discs and Black Diamond Fast Road pads. To be honest it makes very little difference in appearance having WRX PRO or SUBARU down the side.

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