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Old 04-06-2004, 08:29 PM
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Mix 'n match calipers...???

I replaced my rear calipers last year and I know for sure that they are ATE. Just took the front wheels off to do front brakes.....BENDIX! I thought that if you had one system, you had one system.
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Old 04-06-2004, 08:33 PM
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VW,

Did you have the car since it was new? If you didn't, a PO could have changed either the front or rear calipers.

I don't see any problem as long as the ones on the opposite sides of the car are the same.

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Old 04-06-2004, 09:20 PM
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Calibers:

My 84' {I am the second owner} has ATE on front and Bendix on rear. This is OK. Don't put one on one side and different brand on other side. Also If I rebuild calibers. I do both side's. That way pressure is the same.
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Old 04-06-2004, 09:50 PM
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I just thought it was a little odd. What are the differences anyway?
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when I got my car it had 3 Bendix, 1 ATE. Now its got ATE in front and Bendix in rear. I can't tell any difference before, after, or anything at all. I would guess that since MB put both types on the cars, the specs are the same and they are interchangeable. RT
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Rebuild kits

Where did you guys find your rebuild kits, Napa? I need a source.
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Old 04-07-2004, 11:46 AM
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Fishernam,

Did you try Fastlane or Partsshop? They are both in this website an dhelp support it.

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Just placed 2 orders with Phil...

But I don't remember seeing the rebuild kits for calipers just rebuilt calipers for sale. I'll look again.
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Old 04-07-2004, 01:13 PM
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As an aside

Volvo used to (and maybe they still do) routinely have Ate for their rear brake calipers and Girling or Bendix for their front calipers. It is common practice...
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Old 04-07-2004, 04:38 PM
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Fastlane (Phil) has all kinds of stuff that you can't see on the web site. If you don't find it online, please call and ask.
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