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Okay, so I just got a set of rebuilt calipers - and as I was inspecting them, I found that it appears that one set has rings around the pistons, one does not. Is this okay?

Hard to search this one (you try it - put in pistons & rings ;) but i did see some info on the rebuild FAQ that seemed to indicate that these snap rings are a change - so is it possible one set needs the rings and the other doesn't??

Help!

Matt

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snap rings hold the dust boots in place ?

if you're asking me, c.d., we're all in trouble. ;)

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then I'm telling you.

my home poluter screen has dark contrast

and I can't see your photo well to be sure what your showing

(Thursdays & Sunday)

when at work [the other days](bmwdealer shsssss) my flatscreen poluter

has a very bright image and I can read/see photos

on all the threads much better

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still has its original calipers (!)--and yes, they're functioning just fine; no snap rings. The original calipers on my ''69 and their rebuilt replacements neither had the snap rings.

The pictured snap rings may be something unique to the particular rebuilder...or a dust boot maker that supplies them with snap rings.

I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

mike

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hummm i have a milk crate full of old calipers, i would say 75% of them has the clip over the boot, or what remains of them since they looks like they rusted out pretty fast...

i made sure to put some on my 2 current 02's. cant hurt.

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That's actually driven by the style of the boot-

some are thin, and designed for the ring.

Others are thicker, and don't need it.

There are at least two styles of ring, too- flat and round...

I've used safety wire in past- it works too.

t

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I have a set of the old boots but need help fitting one to replace a cracked boot from a rebuilt caliper, anyone know any tricks.  Trying to be delicate but its turning out to be a real pain.

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Buy a new TRW rebuild kit. 

 

It comes with all the stuff you need, and the 'rubber' is decent quality.

 

And they're inexpensive

 

t

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