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Re: Dual Piston Brake Upgrade

My TQ has the dual piston setup, and it was borne in October of 1986.  I'd
suggest trying to get the calipers from an aftermarket source that specializes
in German cars.  I bought new calipers for the rear of my heap about a month
ago, and I get them as "Loaded" calipers.  They were _supposed_ to come with
carriers and pads, but mine just came with pads, no carriers (even though I
paid for 'em.)  However, there's apparently a "NationWide Back order" on the
rear calipers for the TQ's, so you may have better luck on the front's.  Look
at them before you shell out the cash for 'em to make sure you've got
everything that you should.  Also, only use BeckArnely calipers, I've heard
they're the only ones who can rebuild them so they don't leak in 6 months.  For
hoses, I got "Bendix" hoses, they looked factory original to me.  This will
probably cost you about what you'd pay for 'em at a boneyard, and you'd be
theoretically be getting the equivalent of brand new brakes.  Good luck.

87 5000CS TQ - Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
84 5000S - Boulder, Colorado
90 80 - Bethesda, Maryland