Today i had to run some errands in preparation for the big holiday weekend, so i hopped into my GMC truck, put my foot on the brake pedal, and it went straight to the floor...bummer. No surprise that my 16 year old truck had blown a brake line, live with the PITA that it is, and move on i told myself. Next i jumped into my go-fast Subaru turbo that only has 30k on the odometer, and about a mile from home i realized something was wrong when i got that unmistakable whiff of burning brakes. When i turned around and got home, the diagnoses was pretty obvious from the smoke that was billowing from the wheel, frozen caliper. At this point i was pretty frustrated at my bad luck till i realized i still had at least one more vehicle to use, yes my 91 year old Model T. Not only did it do everything i asked it to without even a grumble, i actually found out how many groceries you could actually squeeze into a turtledeck. Weekend saved, thanks Henry!
So, John, when you replace the calipers on your Subaru, make sure the pistons are stainless, not the cheap inferior plastic derivative.
My wife owns a couple of Subaru Service Centers and can tell you the off brand rebuilt cheapies just will not give you the service you want. In your area a Subaru dealer should have factory rebuilt units that will serve you very well. Yes you will pay a bit more but you will be very satisfied with the results.
Or, just junk that trash and rely on the Old Reliable !
And the Model T wins the day!
WAIT, It didn't even grumble at you?