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Rear caliper replacement

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Feb 11, 2022
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So I’m working on my VR-4 and I’ve read a lot of people have it the issue of finding calipers, I can usually find one caliper. What are you buying or using to replace your calipers? I’d like to have the ebrake again but not a big deal if I don’t have it. Also running stock size wheels. I thought about looking at Mazda Miata calipers but im unsure of the bolt pattern differences.

Any info I can get is much appreciated.
 

tyeler18

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Jul 16, 2012
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Location
Casa Grande, AZ
Performancepartout sent in a big batch of rear AWD calipers for a rebuild and I believe RTM? Or someone posted on dsmtuners that they were rebuilding them again. I have a stock pile of cores I need to send in still but theres a few companies rebuilding them now at least.
 

Bstiles

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Aug 31, 2021
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Location
Indianapolis
Saw some guy on tuners state that he used fwd rears on his awd - with a little bit of grinding done on the caliper near the abs sensor I think he said??
 

gvr4ever

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Aug 6, 2002
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central Indiana
I had my mechanic rebuild my original brakes. It took him awhile, and I don't know if the rebuild bits are still available (this was about 2-3 years ago). Trying to find a shop that can rebuild what you have without breaking the bank might be a better option.
 

Bstiles

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Indianapolis
I had my mechanic rebuild my original brakes. It took him awhile, and I don't know if the rebuild bits are still available (this was about 2-3 years ago). Trying to find a shop that can rebuild what you have without breaking the bank might be a better option.
The rebuild kit is $3 from rockauto. I have one on my 1g that's seized tho. Haven't taken it off the car yet to see if I can get it unstuck.
 

iceman69510

Turn Right Racing
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Mar 5, 2001
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Michigan
The big issue is the parking brake. If it was not used or from a real salty area, the rotating drum can be seized in there. I have not checked myself, but if you are looking to get a rebuild kit, check if it contains the parts for that function. Many probably don't.
 

galantgti

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Jun 19, 2015
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108
Location
netherlands
Are you guys talking about oem calipers or aftermarket ones ? Ive got aftermarket ones in stock , with e brake, eventually some for sale as well
 

clydeseminole

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Jun 13, 2018
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Location
Long Island
I just got a rear caliper rebuilt, I sent it out to a local facility by me that rebuilds caliper cores. They had all of the parts, I don't think the rebuild kits are "rare" or no existent. I sent it out in the morning and got it back in the same day sealed in a box with new hardware.
 
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