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Rebuilt rear calipers #4483861
08/09/17 03:09 PM
08/09/17 03:09 PM
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NY
greasegunn Offline OP
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So I was trouble shooting some brake noise problems this past weekend and determined that the rear caliper was frozen and needed to be replaced. Ordinarily I like to plan my repairs and order parts online. In this situation I was stuck buying the part local. I ended up going with a rebuilt unit from NAPA. However I have AA and AZ available too. Just wondering where to go next time.

Re: Rebuilt rear calipers [Re: greasegunn] #4483882
08/09/17 03:29 PM
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If you got them at Napa, I hope you got the Total Eclipse calipers, with the black coating to help stop the rust. Most reman calipers are in fact rebuilt by Cardone, but not all of them are coated. I don't think AAP or AZ offer coated calipers, so Napa remains the best out of those three.

Napa Eclispe and Cardone Ultra are the best reman calipers since they have the anti-rust coating. Actually, the Napa Eclipse is the same as Cardone Ultra, except the coating is black instead of silver color used on Cardone-branded Ultras.

Re: Rebuilt rear calipers [Re: greasegunn] #4483898
08/09/17 03:44 PM
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NHGUY Offline
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BBB Industries "King Kalipers" are silver coated as well.

Re: Rebuilt rear calipers [Re: greasegunn] #4483931
08/09/17 04:36 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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Seems like most places carry cardon junk.


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Re: Rebuilt rear calipers [Re: greasegunn] #4483973
08/09/17 05:39 PM
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Warner Robins, GA
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I've never had any problems with cardone rebuilt calipers. I'd go with Advance myself just because of the promo codes.


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Re: Rebuilt rear calipers [Re: greasegunn] #4483975
08/09/17 05:42 PM
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Upstate NY
Donald Offline
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Does the coating do any more than make them look half decent. The caliper is a big chunk of iron. It will not rust through. You can paint your own also.


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Re: Rebuilt rear calipers [Re: greasegunn] #4484066
08/09/17 07:22 PM
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Re: Rebuilt rear calipers [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4484545
08/10/17 09:30 AM
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greasegunn Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
If you got them at Napa, I hope you got the Total Eclipse calipers, with the black coating to help stop the rust. Most reman calipers are in fact rebuilt by Cardone, but not all of them are coated. I don't think AAP or AZ offer coated calipers, so Napa remains the best out of those three.

Napa Eclispe and Cardone Ultra are the best reman calipers since they have the anti-rust coating. Actually, the Napa Eclipse is the same as Cardone Ultra, except the coating is black instead of silver color used on Cardone-branded Ultras.


They were the eclipse - however I expect then to be fully rusted by next spring as I'm in the salt belt

Re: Rebuilt rear calipers [Re: greasegunn] #4484633
08/10/17 11:04 AM
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MA, Mittelfranken.de
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You may want to look at the new line of Raybestos new calipers at Rock Auto, they are cheaper in many cases than rebuilds and no core.


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Re: Rebuilt rear calipers [Re: Trav] #4484871
08/10/17 02:54 PM
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greasegunn Offline OP
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I was thinking of those but they were not available locally for my application. I've seen them on RockAuto but I don't want to order one and have it sit around till I need it. That is the crux of my problem. I would like to mail order for cost but I don't want to tie up a lot of money in inventory of parts that I may never use.

Re: Rebuilt rear calipers [Re: greasegunn] #4484928
08/10/17 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted By: greasegunn
They were the eclipse - however I expect then to be fully rusted by next spring as I'm in the salt belt


non-coated calipers rust overnight banana

So making it until next spring will be a HUGE upgrade smile

Re: Rebuilt rear calipers [Re: greasegunn] #4485153
08/10/17 08:00 PM
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andyd Offline
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Heh, I get a cheap thrill out of popping the piston out, taking everything apart, cleaning the rust off the caliper around the top of the bore and shining up the piston ,boot. Put it all back together. I'm still using a tube of Sil-Glyde I bought 10 yrs ago.


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Re: Rebuilt rear calipers [Re: andyd] #4485540
08/11/17 08:50 AM
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greasegunn Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: andyd
Heh, I get a cheap thrill out of popping the piston out, taking everything apart, cleaning the rust off the caliper around the top of the bore and shining up the piston ,boot. Put it all back together. I'm still using a tube of Sil-Glyde I bought 10 yrs ago.


So do I. I rebuilt a front and kept it as a spare since the core value was so low and it fits three vehicles that I maintain. Rebuilding the rears is a much more difficult task due to the parking brake mechanism and I did not want to try.


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