Rebuild brake caliper or upgrade
This is more of an opinion question than anything else.
I recently discovered what has been causing what I thought was my wheel bearings going bad. In actuality, my right front brake caliper seized and ate the back pad up to pretty much nothing, where as the front one looked brand new.
So, I have a seized caliper. My options are to replace the caliper, rebuild it, or use this as an opportunity to upgrade. I have $500 in Subaru bucks I've been saving up for no particular reason. I was debating on getting the 00-01 JDM/06-07 WRX 4 pot front brakes which would set me back maybe a couple hundred in new brakes, rotors, and what remains for the cost of the kit. This would also mean I lose my ability to use my stock wheels. I have BBS STi rims I run in the summertime which need new tires in any case. Getting this would make me want to get the rear 2 pot kit too, but that wouldn't be possible now for financial reasons.
The other options are to replace the caliper which could run from $150-300. Or rebuild it which would set me back maybe $50 at most since I have a full extra set of Hawk HPS pads at home. I would need rotors in all 3 scenarios since it ate the crap out of them too.
What would you guys do?
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