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Old 05-02-2012, 09:03 PM   #51
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The Centric rebuild kit DID NOT work for me. I started with the front and could not get the pistons in, so I did not continue further and got OEM Brembo kits.

WiBal on the iPhone is way ****ed up. They are WAYYYYY more purple than the pic depicts.

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I'm looking to do the same color. Where do people get the new stickers from?
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:08 PM   #52
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I produce them in house.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:33 PM   #53
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I produce them in house.
Would you be willing to make and sell some?
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:39 PM   #54
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I got mine powder coated on.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:19 PM   #55
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I got mine powder coated on.
me, too. my powdercoater used a stencil and did it with a couple layers of clear over.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:27 AM   #56
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Well im almost sure that one of my pistons in the front has froze so i ordered the brembo kit and planning to overhaul my front brembos.

One question i have has to do with the part where you use a air gun to push out the pistons. Question is, can i keep the brembos still attached to the brake line and push them out by pushing the brake pedal and then disconnect them?

I don't have a air gun on hand.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:32 AM   #57
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You could but it would be incredibly messy.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:50 AM   #58
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Yaa i figured it would
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:35 PM   #59
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Air compressors are 100 at any home improvement stores. Fyi
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:36 PM   #60
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Air compressors are 100 at any home improvement stores. Fyi
It's a great investment
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:20 PM   #61
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I'm working on freshening up some STI Brembo calipers and some of the bleeder screws and dust caps could stand to be replaced. Has anyone had luck sourcing replacement bleeder screws and bleeder dust caps for 2008+ STI Brembos? I found speed bleeders that should fit, but I rather stick with the stock type bleeder screws. I've found some conflicting info on whether the black 2008+ STI Brembos use the same bleeder screw as the older goldies, so any info on that would be welcomed as well.

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Old 03-19-2013, 10:55 PM   #62
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Just finished the rebuild, and wow. I think i never had brakes so smooth before. Unfortunate, don't know how, maybe turned in to the hulk for a sec, but i pulled out the threads with the bolt. My passenger top bolt seized in the threads and i pulled and puled and after it was moving little by little it finally fell out. Looking at the bolt i realized the alum threads were melted in the bolt thread.

Got the helical coil kit and put a new thread in and whala.

P.S. The hardiest part of this rebuild is taking of the brambos off. The rebuild itself was very easy.

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Old 07-17-2013, 05:21 PM   #63
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Just wanted to say thanks for this write up. I'll be having this tackled soon enough.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:24 AM   #64
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Would you mind putting the pictures back up please
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:49 PM   #65
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@Tut4u2: Dude, thanks a ton for the walk-through. I had to rebuild my calipers as I found the inner-right pad had been grinding away at the rotor (DBA-5000) so bad the slots were no longer there. Waiting on the replacement rotors and pads, but the calipers are fully rebuilt with new seals.

A couple notes:

1. It was easiest for me to remove the pistons one at a time using blocks of wood to retain the other three. I gave the targeted piston enough room so that the air pressure would drive the piston far enough to push past the boot. It was easy to remove the piston, then I was able to just pull the boot out with my fingers. Takes a bit of constant force to break the seal loose, but it was WAY easier than trying to dig them out.

I then removed the inner seal with an o-ring pick (cheap, and designed to remove vacuum seals, so no chance of scaring the sealing surface.) Wiped the excess fluid and debris from the piston and cylinder and reinserted the piston. Without the seal and boot, it slides smooth by hand.

I then reconfigured the blocks to target anouther piston 'till all four were removed.

2. This was a great opportunity to fully clean the caliper and pistons with detergent and water using a plastic bristle brush. Except for a few choice corners, the caliper is build-up-free and had no chance of getting debris falling inside the fluid channels during the rebuild. After fully rinsing with water, I used compressed air to dry the parts. You could even put the parts in the oven at 250 F to bake out the water if you so chose, but the parts are designed to be exposed to water, and any trace water inside the channels will be disolved into the brake fluid and purged out when the brakes are bled.
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:32 PM   #66
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Dont waste your money on mach v's rebuild kit. Rockauto.com sells them for $6ish For each side. They use the exact same centric part numbers and I bought both mach v and rockautos rebuilds and are identical down to the mesurments and quality
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:17 PM   #67
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So I have seen mixed reviews on Centric Kits. These are confirmed to work with no issues? Would rather not spend an additional 80 for fronts and rears each. . . if i dont have to. Thanks!
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:06 PM   #68
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So I have seen mixed reviews on Centric Kits. These are confirmed to work with no issues? Would rather not spend an additional 80 for fronts and rears each. . . if i dont have to. Thanks!
I did it once, and would not use the Centric kit again. With the Brembo seals, they go in very easily. I had to essentially beat the piston back into the bore with the Centric seals. I had a friend that had to do the same for his Brembos, too. :marcus: Fast forward a few months and the Centric seals started leaking, just to add insult to injury.
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I did it once, and would not use the Centric kit again. With the Brembo seals, they go in very easily. I had to essentially beat the piston back into the bore with the Centric seals. I had a friend that had to do the same for his Brembos, too. :marcus: Fast forward a few months and the Centric seals started leaking, just to add insult to injury.
Thanks for letting me know! Ill see if any of my friends that work at a subaru dealer can get me connected with some rebuild kits. Thanks!
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Just wanted to say thanks for this write up. I'll be having this tackled soon enough.
Over a year later and I STILL have not had this tackled. The calipers have been waiting to get painted since about late December of 2013. They were finally painted in April or so, but painted incorrectly. Now I've just been waiting for a repaint. I'll probably have a shop rebuild these. I have the genuine Brembo rebuild kit.

Just saying thanks again for this thread.
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