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Old 01-22-2020, 04:45 PM   #1
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Default Reman 4/2 pots, possible brembos cheap!?!?

Nothing is shocking anymore, except what some "touched" subaru owners mirthfully pay for used 4/2 pots and brembos. Debate of the benefits aside, my question is about re-manufactured 4/2s and yes! re-manufactured brembos available online (o'reillys) for notably less than what people pay for them used.

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I've heard the re-manufactured ones fail. Does anyone have experience or know why? Calipers aren't especially complicated, so not sure where they could mess them up. Is it really just the fancy paint?

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There is often a core charge. Anybody ever try giving a stock caliper for a 4/2 pot or brembo for the core fee?
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Old 01-22-2020, 05:08 PM   #2
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I'm putting powerstop reman front brembos (thru jegs - no core), and 1 nugeon and 1 cardone reman rear fhi 2 pots (from rockauto - with core charges) on my car. All the pins and pad retainers are included. Way cheaper than the billion mile, beat to hell caliper sets you find on ebay and classifieds. We'll see how reliable they are.

Just remember to account for the new brembo bolts (if you go with brembos), rotors, pads, and kartboy brackets too (and plan on modifying your dustshields.)

Edit: the Powerstop Brembos were backordered, but I only had to wait about a month to get them.

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Old 01-23-2020, 08:33 PM   #3
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I'm putting powerstop reman front brembos (thru jegs - no core), and 1 nugeon and 1 cardone reman rear fhi 2 pots (from rockauto - with core charges) on my car. All the pins and pad retainers are included. Way cheaper than the billion mile, beat to hell caliper sets you find on ebay and classifieds. We'll see how reliable they are.

Just remember to account for the new brembo bolts (if you go with brembos), rotors, pads, and kartboy brackets too (and plan on modifying your dustshields.)

Edit: the Powerstop Brembos were backordered, but I only had to wait about a month to get them.
I'd love to know how this works out when you get it all installed.
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Old 01-24-2020, 01:38 AM   #4
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I'm putting powerstop reman front brembos (thru jegs - no core), and 1 nugeon and 1 cardone reman rear fhi 2 pots (from rockauto - with core charges) on my car. All the pins and pad retainers are included. Way cheaper than the billion mile, beat to hell caliper sets you find on ebay and classifieds. We'll see how reliable they are.

Just remember to account for the new brembo bolts (if you go with brembos), rotors, pads, and kartboy brackets too (and plan on modifying your dustshields.)

Edit: the Powerstop Brembos were backordered, but I only had to wait about a month to get them.
Can you share a link to the Jegs listing?
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Old 01-24-2020, 03:04 AM   #5
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Can you share a link to the Jegs listing?
https://www.jegs.com/i/Power-Stop/419/S3698/10002/-1

The thumbnail isn't accurate, but this is it. I confirmed the p/n on the powerstop website before ordering. They're the brembos. They come in red with a powerstop silkscreen that can be cleaned off with a dab of paint thinner and elbow grease.



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Old 01-24-2020, 03:52 PM   #6
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The one review on Amazon said the bleeder stripped the first time they cracked it open. Have you bled them yet?
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Old 01-24-2020, 03:56 PM   #7
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I haven't yet, I've been waiting on rotors for the rears and time to mess with it.
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:41 PM   #8
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Not sure this fits here, I know they're quite a bit more expensive than the FHI's but still far less than official or even ebay channels for the rears.

https://www.autozone.com/brakes-and-...-rear/915963_0

https://www.autozone.com/brakes-and-...105_5913_35794

obviously they're side dependent but have not researched this any further. Just throwing this in the ring.
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Old 01-25-2020, 08:59 PM   #9
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https://www.jegs.com/i/Power-Stop/419/S3698/10002/-1

The thumbnail isn't accurate, but this is it. I confirmed the p/n on the powerstop website before ordering. They're the brembos. They come in red with a powerstop silkscreen that can be cleaned off with a dab of paint thinner and elbow grease.


If you did want to send back calipers (for future reference) powerstop does a core buy back program..
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:24 AM   #10
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The one review on Amazon said the bleeder stripped the first time they cracked it open. Have you bled them yet?
I swapped in speed bleeders, and they bled fine. The pedal is firm. No stripping or leaking. I still haven't had the car out for a drive yet though.
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Old 03-24-2020, 07:35 PM   #11
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I swapped in speed bleeders, and they bled fine. The pedal is firm. No stripping or leaking. I still haven't had the car out for a drive yet though.
I think I'm going to go this route for a Saabaru that I'm rebuilding for light track duty / HPDE. Of course better rotors and pads would be part of the deal, and rear brackets for the calipers.

Have you been able to take the car out recently and put them through their paces?
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Old 03-24-2020, 08:15 PM   #12
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I went out and bedded the pads a couple weeks ago. Our autox season is on standby, so I haven't messed with it since. No issues with the powerstops. I ended up with reman centric fhi 2 pots on the rear and the color match is perfect, if you're into that sort of thing.
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Old 03-24-2020, 09:44 PM   #13
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Yeah looks like everything is on hold for the time being. Thanks for the reply. I imagine that the calipers will perform just fine.
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Old 03-30-2020, 11:19 AM   #14
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https://www.jegs.com/i/Power-Stop/419/S3698/10002/-1 These would work fine for the 2008 to 2010 wrx also correct?
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Old 03-30-2020, 12:18 PM   #15
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Yes, front brembo fitment is the same as 02-07, it's the rears that are different. I have 08-14 front knuckles on my car also, so I can confirm.
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Old 03-31-2020, 05:12 PM   #16
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Thank you, I ordered a set from Jegs and they are suppose to ship one the 2nd. Now I need to find 08-14 sti rears. BTW I know I have to get caliper bolts, but did you get a hardware kit with them?
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Old 03-31-2020, 08:45 PM   #17
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No, I bought mine through subaru
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