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'88 brake calipers rebuilt by oneinch
Started on: 11-15-2020 05:29 PM
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Last post by: Shho13 on 11-23-2020 08:07 PM
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Report this Post11-15-2020 05:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for oneinchSend a Private Message to oneinchEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Fellow '88 owners know the difficulty of getting calipers for our cars; especially the rear calipers. Old cars and few in numbers does not make for easy pickings. Long and short of things I had my calipers rebuilt at Phoenix Caliper in Chicago. While I have yet to test them, nor will I for a time yet, they look really nice. Cost was $270 for all four + shipping to and from. Shipping costs will vary depending on who you choose and how far you're shipping. Phoenix return ships via UPS. All told I was in for $350 or $87.50 per. I like that I still have the original calipers to my car. I marked them before hand. Given my frustrating search for calipers I am very happy with this cost. Including shipping I had my calipers back in 8 days. Phoenix says, "Rebuild and return service within an hour of drop off for Chicagoland customers."

I have other repairs on going. I hope to road test my car in a month or so. If you're in need of caliper service you may want to consider contacting Athanasios Athanasiadis @ phoenixbrakeco@gmail.com .

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Report this Post11-15-2020 07:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NotorioSend a Private Message to NotorioEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The outside of those calipers looks excellent. How badly did they look before you sent them off?
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Report this Post11-15-2020 09:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Shho13Click Here to Email Shho13Send a Private Message to Shho13Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
AWESOME I think I'm going to have to send mine to get redone... This week, my car started pulling to the right when brakinig, and with my swap happening, I want to make sure the brakes are 1000% in order.

Update us on how they all work, especially the rears with their parking brake activation, they are the ones I'm most concerned with rebuilding myself.

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They looked pretty bad. Filthy and rusty. This car had been sitting quite awhile. Surprisingly Phoenix said that internally they were in good shape, but needed rebuilding. They did clean up nicely. The paint they put on isn't anything special. I think it more to protect the bare metal than anything else. I still have on going repairs so I can't test them yet. I did get them installed today.

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Report this Post11-22-2020 09:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Shho13Click Here to Email Shho13Send a Private Message to Shho13Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Any update on how they work? I troubleshooted my brakes pulling a little bit tonight and I need my back left caliper rebuilt, it's not applying (not warming up when driving around with my foot on the brake) and there's also no restriction in the hose! If they work well, I may as well send the four of them off to get rebuilt and cleaned up pretty while the car is resting through the cold weather season...

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Report this Post11-23-2020 04:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for oneinchSend a Private Message to oneinchEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sorry, no road test yet. Hopefully soon. I have to fix my EGR system next. Fingers crossed that when I tear into this I don't find something else that needs fixing. It'll be early December.

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Report this Post11-23-2020 08:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Shho13Click Here to Email Shho13Send a Private Message to Shho13Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Heh, it's all good, one step at a time! It's always something else that pops up on projects! Haha!

I sent two of my rear calipers out to them tonight; my driver side that was on the car that has a stuck caliper... And the other; a passenger side caliper that has been sitting in my shed ever since I replaced it back when I first got the car years ago when the parking brake stopped adjusting (I forgot to do a core return oops, now it will be a spare). Thanks for the reccommendation!

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