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Tristan Cook
5579 Timber Ridge Dr, Mt Vernon, Skagit, Washingto
(118 posts)

05/06/2013 11:11PM

Main British Car:
MGB GT 1972 Buick 215

brake calipers
Posted by: robert1839
Date: October 13, 2013 03:46AM

i need to get new brake calipers and whats best new ones or rebuild my old ones

Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4495 posts)

10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: brake calipers
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 13, 2013 09:16AM

Looks like new OEM-style calipers go for ~$90/each whereas a caliper rebuild kit goes for ~$29/side. I went with rebuild kits twenty years ago, and had no problems with them or with the brake system after that.

A third option might be to install good used calipers that don't need a rebuild. I took my stock calipers and rotors off a year ago when I upgraded to a big brake kit - so I'd be happy to sell my old parts at a low price. Let me know if you're interested. Do you want/need rotors too?

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