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question on remanufactured brake calipers - pistons by Rsvl-Rider
Started on: 05-11-2015 09:58 PM
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I need to replace the calipers on the 86 GT. I can't seem to get a straight answer from anyone at the store or on-line about the pistons. My understanding (perhaps wrong) is that the pistons are sealed. When they go bad they are done. But when I ask, I can't seem to find out if the pistons themselves are new replacements or if they are actually remanufactured / rebuilt. Can anyone shed some light for me?
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The ogre says that nearly all of the pistons are re-built and many do not function properly out of the box. See the Cave...

http://home.comcast.net/~fierocave/brakerear.htm

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front? rear? what?
many front will have steel pistons because most buyers buy the hype and myth that "plastic" pistons = junk.

rebuilt rears often have rebuilt pistons and does minimum work have problems right out of the box or a few months after.
Others rebuilder/remanufacturers are more thorough and make a good product.
Store etc won't know and likely won't care to find your answer.
You have to find the actual rebuilder and ask them.

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The ogre says that nearly all of the pistons are re-built and many do not function properly out of the box. See the Cave...

http://home.comcast.net/~fierocave/brakerear.htm




Yes, I've heard that. That's what prompted my concern about new vs rebuilt.

Sorry, I should have specified - these are for the rear.

I don't think I have seen any on-line or ebay with plastic pistons. Are they common?

I see the ones from the Fiero Store have new pistons...

http://www.fierostore.com/P...%20%20%20%20LHRR&p=1

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OE and others front pistons use "plastic" called Phenolic. It works well. see cave Brake Service page...

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