C5 caliper recommendations

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by jvle95, Jul 8, 2019.

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    so back to the original question what C5 calipers are folks using. so far not cheap seems to be the answer.
     
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    46143547-1973-4F7B-B955-069EC7A685D6.png ^^ I suggest using the C6 caliper
     
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    So I have been looking at Summit mostly. They typically will price match and I have always had great service with them.
    C6 new AC Delco run the same price ($124) as Rockauto. These do not come with abutment brackets and from what I have found Kore3 has abutments at $50 a piece. The Cardone remanufactured units are around $130 (that includes core charge) and these come with abutment brackets.

    C5 - Remanufactured AC Delco calipers about $120 (includes core) and they come with abutments. New calipers around $120 with no brackets. Power Stop is another brand that offers C5 remanufactured units.

    I'm leaning toward the C6 calipers but my thinking is that if the remanufactured units work fine then why not go with them and get brackets included. This leads me back to the original question: Does anyone have any good or bad experiences with certain calipers, new or remanufactured? Not trying to beat a dead horse here but thought someone might have some insight based on their experience. I am also trying to avoid red powder coated units. I am hoping to paint them myself in black.
     
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    I find it hard to believe rebuilt calipers come with abutment brackets....are you sure? I would scour the forums, EBay or the junkyard for the brackets.

    Also I believe the C5 and C6 brackets are the same.

    I have never had an issue with rebuilt calipers, but IMO they are not that much cheaper than new....that would deter me away. Now if they were say half the cost of new...
     
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    A1-Cardone gives you the brackets....

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    Looks like a $70-80 core charge from RA. If you don’t have cores, that’s a $140/158 calipers each and rebuilt. Buy new for $120 and scour for used brackets. That’s what I would do.
     
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    Core includes brackets
     
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    Also consider what size wheels you are running and which calipers you buy. The calipers with the “fins” on them are slightly taller so they might not fit in all 17” wheels...
     
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    The calipers with the fins are C5
     
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