Monday, December 10, 2012

A Sporty Shine to the Calipers

The car had developed, over some time, a tendancy to pull to the right intermittenly when braking. Clearly the time had come to refurbish or replace the calipers. A quick look to Germany established that the price of new calipers was ghastly - nearly $600 for a pair. (At least the figure included shipping.) So I acquired a couple of repair sets at $20 each and then Patrick at Midnight Motorsport here in Seattle went to work. The rehab didn't take long and I have him to thank for the photos of the disassembled pieces (Last pic of the caliper back on the car is mine).
They look great from under the car. What's not so wonderful is how a camera flash highlights the driveway roughage on the struts and control arms.