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The problem is I would expect the 'copy' parts to look identical in order to fit, but the materials and build quality are not always visible. Still it's a way of keeping our older cars on the road at an affordable price.

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Schoolboy error...cost me an extra few quid today on my brand new brake caliper. Forgot to fully nail down the price with the motor factor, with the closer......"That includes VAT?" anticipating and implying the required answer "yes".

Still considerably cheaper than ECP and no faf about with the "exchange" surcharge/refund pallaver so I shrug my shoulders and learn from experience!


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Brace yourselves Marc, Chris, Bobins

Here's my Brake Caliper from well known brake experts PPF!! Its even got "OE Specification" on the box :!: :-D
Certainly looks like a brake caliper!
Certainly looks like a brake caliper!
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Blimey - a few puffs of wind and it looks like half the caliper will blow away!

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GiveMeABreak wrote:
13 Nov 2018, 13:10
The problem is I would expect the 'copy' parts to look identical in order to fit, but the materials and build quality are not always visible. Still it's a way of keeping our older cars on the road at an affordable price.
If you blow up the pictures and examine them carefully you will often find that the identical part is being advertised for a range of different prices.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
13 Nov 2018, 16:24
Brace yourselves Marc, Chris, Bobins

Here's my Brake Caliper from well known brake experts PPF!! Its even got "OE Specification" on the box :!: :-D

temp4.jpg

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Made out out 100% pure recycled KitKat wrappers, sardine tins, and belly-button fluff. :lol: Guaranteed not to dissolve for at least 1000 miles. :wink:

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bobins wrote:
13 Nov 2018, 20:04

Made out out 100% pure recycled KitKat wrappers, sardine tins, and belly-button fluff. :lol: Guaranteed not to dissolve for at least 1000 miles. :wink:


Reluctantly, I've given your wholly innaccurate description a "like". Believe me you wouldn't want to drop it on your toe, one quality it does have is that its heavy!

Just looking forward to Chris' contribution now that you and Marc have had your fun :-D

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
13 Nov 2018, 20:40
Believe me you wouldn't want to drop it on your toe, one quality it does have is that its heavy!

Just looking forward to Chris' contribution now that you and Marc have had your fun :-D

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In that case I might have made a mistake. Is it in fact made out of lead and spray painted a pretty silver ? Can you mould it into the shape of a different caliper with your bare hands ? :wink:

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bobins wrote:
13 Nov 2018, 20:51
Can you mould it into the shape of a different caliper with your bare hands ? :wink:
Well topical for today this guy could

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com ... L1001_.jpg

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