What to look for, when buying these used:
-Be aware that even the most expensive Brembo calipers
have an oddly low quality powder coating prep job.
What I mean is that the piston boots are "painted in"
(powdercoated), just like the window moldings would be in a cheap car paint job.
I thought this surely
means the calipers are refinished, then watched these videos on youtube.. Look
around the outer rim of the boots, you can just peek inside the calipers.
come on the market used with crossdrilled friction rings. When new, these holes
have visible chamfer on them. When the chamfer is gone, the ring is most likely
at minimum thickness.
-The brake pads for this kit are quite thick when new, 15mm. So
they may seem to have a lot left, when you see them used, but may have only a
quarter or less life left. OEM-Brembo pads are expensive, but there are other
-If you have to replace the rings, with Brembo
replacements and Brembo fastening hardware, you're spending in the $750-850