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Old March 22nd, 2013, 10:12
anthrax323 anthrax323 is offline
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WJ disc swappers - Akebono caliper questions

Just out of curiosity - are all WJ calipers made with phenolic (plastic/composite/whatever) pistons, or are there steel ones available?

I ask because I absolutely hate phenolic pistons. I've chunked my XJ front caliper pistons a few times with channel locks when doing brake jobs, but fortunately they still seal perfectly. Seems like all the Napa Akebono remans use phenolic pistons, which kinda sucks.

I haven't yet gotten a chance to look at a true OEM WJ caliper so I'm not even sure they ever made them with steel pistons. Worst-case scenario I'll buy some remans (or hit the junk yard), track down some steel pistons and just rebuild them myself.
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