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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-09-2005, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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Caliper bolts

Not sure if I'm using the right terminology, but I'm talking about the chromed pins that the calipers float on. How smooth do those need to move through the caliper? One of mine was really tight in the plastic sleeve, and I am experiencing uneven braking. Could this be a problem? I know you can buy new pins. Should I replace them? The chrome is getting pitted and rough. Do you only get new plastic bushings when you buy new calipers?
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Re: Caliper bolts

Can't say I recall exactly on the 5 bolt hub set up, since the Chromed isn't ringing a bell, but one thing I like to do is Anti seize those caliper bolts. the caliper does float or is suppose to float on those bolts so a little anti-seize never hurts.
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Re: Caliper bolts

They need to be smooth enough so that you can slid them in and out just using your fingers. They make a silicone grease for this only need a little. Failure of the calipers for properly 'float' on these pins is the major cause of warped rotors and pads wearing to quickly on one side.
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