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Old 09-03-2008, 03:57 PM   #1
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Need new calipers - Any affordable aftermarket or go OEM?

I searched and didn't see what I was really looking for. I put my car into the shop for some brake noise. The brake sensor had just gone off and I figured I'd have to replace those, pads, and rotors. I ordered the parts, dropped it off at the shop. They call me saying one of the calipers was seized. For the sake of argument, I believe them (Friend works there, they know this. I'm not being had.)

He tells me to give him a call if I want to order some online. So, I search for the last couple hours for a set of front calipers.

The NHT are nice, but I can't find fronts for a 330ci. If I could, I'd order a whole set of front/back and call it a day. They seem to to be about the same as OEM price. I've found OEMs for 239.99 and the NHTs appear to be about 280ish.

Can someone direct me to NHTs for front/back or OEMs for cheaper than 240? Or is there another solution I haven't found.

I need to call him up in 20 minutes for a price that he can get on calipers so hopefully someone can help me before then.
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:13 PM   #2
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Bought NHTs from www.buybrakes.com for 209 total with free shipping.
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:14 PM   #3
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Call the Frederick office, I got my 330 front calipers and carriers for $177 shipped. Depends on what they have available right now, GL.
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:28 PM   #4
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I was in a rush and had to buy something quickly. Luckily this company is west coast and they will go out today.
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was that 209 for new front calipers? carriers too? what is NHT?
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:43 PM   #6
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Most of the time for seized calipers you would only need to replace the non-metal parts: caliper piston O-ring and boot (caliper repair kit: $15-$25) or the guide bushings ($10-$15). The caliper repair kit and bushings should be available at any dealer or Tischer, BavAuto, Pelican, etc. Check RealOEM for the part numbers.

The other parts and caliper pistons are pretty robust unless you overheated them to failure. I had a seized caliper last year and bought the parts. Apparently the guide bolts (they slide in the guide bushings) only needed some thorough cleaning.
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