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      03-05-2013, 11:14 PM   #1
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Best Replacement Caliper Brand?

Need to replace my rear calipers just finished purchasing Centric brand replacements but both calipers were leaking which made me waste a whole weekend trouble shooting . Does are getting returned but wanted to know if anyone had any good experience with any particular brand. Read somewhere that NAPA might have better quality remanufactured calipers.

I know OEM is obviously the best choice but too expensive when remanufactured looks identical to OEM.

I also know about the rust issue because most surfaces are untreated, I will be painting them black.

Any input is appreciated thanks
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If the centrics were leaking, it was a quality control issue of the core.

Generally, rebuilt calipers will work just fine if the metal on the originals was good.
If yours were good, you can rebuild them, or send them to Goldline

Goldline will rebuild, and test, and polymer coat (will never chip like paint) at the same time.... but they are not cheap, though you get what you pay for
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We use WBR brand at our repair facility and they have been great!
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If the centrics were leaking, it was a quality control issue of the core.

Generally, rebuilt calipers will work just fine if the metal on the originals was good.
If yours were good, you can rebuild them, or send them to Goldline

Goldline will rebuild, and test, and polymer coat (will never chip like paint) at the same time.... but they are not cheap, though you get what you pay for
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We use WBR brand at our repair facility and they have been great!


Thanks for the replies guys. Will look into WBR looks like a solid quality brand from all the reviews I have seen.
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