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Old 12-16-2010, 04:18 PM   #6
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05 STi


Somethings to note. The whole process took me about an hour and a half for all the calipers. Just be patient, and don't force anything. These are your brakes. I will update the thread once the car goes on the track come around Spring and will let you know how everything has held up.

Additional Tips:
  • If in the process of getting out the pistons, one piston comes out (or two pistons come out in the case of the fronts) and the other one doesn't budge then don't freak out. Simply push the piston that came out back in. Take off the bleeder valve on the side with the stuck piston and push air through the valve; that stuck piston will come out. If comes out slightly and not all the way, then repeat until it does. If you're still dead in the water, then put the old dust boot on and pry on the piston gently with a screw driver. Pry around the piston equally and be gently. DO NOT plug up the hole with the brake line goes in as that will pressurize BOTH side of the caliper and the unstuck piston will fly out at you.
  • If you don't have a small screw driver to get the inner seal out of the caliper and you're worried about scratching the calipers, then you can use a zip tie.

Links for reference.
Mach V Rebuild Kit:
OEM Brembo Rebuild Kit:
Superblue Brake fluid:

I hope this comes in handy.

Mach V Che!
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Last edited by Tut4u2; 12-17-2010 at 09:06 AM. Reason: Updated with a tip
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