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Brake pads?

Discussion in 'Subaru Sambar' started by Kody902, May 15, 2020.

  1. Kody902

    Kody902 Member

    I've searched all over the forum and onlind and coming up with nothing. My pads are metal on metal because a caliper got seized. I really don't want to pay $75 for pads with $100 shipping.

    Is there any north american pads that will fit a 91 sambar ks4?
     
  2. I know used is never a good practice, but, I do have a pretty good set of used pads from my parts truck. I bought some Subaru Justy pads for $5 on Rock Auto and they are not the same.
     
  3. Adam Wheeler

    Adam Wheeler Member

  4. Kody902

    Kody902 Member

  5. Those look like all pretty good prices. Please report once you get them.
     
  6. Kody902

    Kody902 Member

    Ordered them not even 12 hours ago ans the tracking says they'll be here on thursday. Damn, if they're good quality this is the website i'll use from now on.
     
  7. matt167

    matt167 Active Member

  8. Kody902

    Kody902 Member

  9. Ohkei Dohkei

    Ohkei Dohkei Active Member

    Where is partsouq? are those USD prices?
     
  10. matt167

    matt167 Active Member

    Partsouq is in the UAE, and with the 1 day lead on that part it would come in a couple days to a week or so since they use Fedex. Prices are USD, shipping usually adds $20 or so
     
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  11. Ohkei Dohkei

    Ohkei Dohkei Active Member

    Cool. I'll have to check them out next time.
     
  12. matt167

    matt167 Active Member

    They will have 99% of the Subaru stuff you need. It's probably their strongest supported brand
     
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  13. rkrenicki

    rkrenicki Active Member

    That is a bit of a stretch. While they list 99% of the Subaru parts.. they only stock perhaps 1-2%. They do not accept special orders, and they do not allow for backorders either.

    I agree that they are a great resource with excellent pricing, but availability is very much their weakness. Don't get me wrong, they are the first place I check for ordering parts because of their low prices, but more often than not, I end up needing to order most parts from Japan instead.
     
  14. MichTrucks

    MichTrucks Moderator Staff Member

    We have most of them in stock at michminitrucks.com located in Michigan
     
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  15. Kody902

    Kody902 Member

    Reporting back, pads came, they are the right pads. Shipping was fast, ordered them friday and they came today eith Fedex. $60 canadian, so a bit less in USD. Now time to see if I can unseize my caliper
     
  16. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Active Member

    If you have it off, you should be able to screw in a metric zirks fitting in the the bleed screw hole, and block the line hole, then push it apart with the grease gun. If you can’t get it moving with that, it is toast.
     
  17. Nice note on the pads. Too bad about the caliper. Grease gun is a good way to do that. I would try an air gun first.
     
  18. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    Good Idea on the air gun, but the grease gun will produce a lot more leveraged PSI.!
     
  19. fmartin_gila

    fmartin_gila Active Member

    Just be very careful if you use air pressure as parts will separate with explosive force when they do break loose. Do not have any body parts in line of where potential flying parts will travel.

    Fred
     
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  20. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Active Member

    I’ll second that. Why I said grease. You pressurize the frozen caliper up to about a hundred psi, with air, and then it decides to break loose, and goes ricocheting around the shop bouncing off of hard things. Hmm, this piece of machined aluminum is now a paper weight, because it as all dinged up, and no longer really round.

    The grease gun can exert a great deal more pressure than the air compressor, and does it in a slow controlled way.
     
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