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Old 11-02-2005, 08:42 PM   #22
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Member#: 11316
Join Date: Oct 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Long Island, NY
1988 E30S52 DD
S14VQ35 & S13KA racecarzz


Install was a success. The whole process is exactly like making a fresh thread on a drilled hole except for the last part which is installing the helicoil insert. Just had to take my time drilling to make sure everything was as straight as possible.

I haven't driven and tested her yet because i am waiting on some other parts to install(JDM STi coilovers, RCE Camber plates ) while i have the car up on stands. But everything seems to be lined up perfectly and i was able to torque to spec. which seems way high IMO for an aluminum caliper(114.3ft/lbs).

I was able to clean the aluminum out the threads of the suspect bolt by cutting a properly sized nut in 1/2, putting it below the caked threads then loosening it off. Worked really well.

so far a big thumbs up to helicoil inserts for using the same sized bolt in the STi Brembo caliper.

Total spent: $70.00
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