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They are symmetrical, but not identical. Take the left caliper and move it over to the right. OK, now the things that were toward the inside of the car are toward the outside. So you can turn the caliper around--oops, now it mounts behind the strut instead of in front of it. OK, so flip it back. How about turning it upside down? Much better--but the fluid inlet is on the top and the bleeder on the bottom now! (Hint--never use a fitting on the bottom of a caliper to bleed the brakes, you will never get the air out...)

So the real difference between L and R calipers is that has the inlet/bleeder/etc. stuff all swapped around left-for-right. They look the same, but they aren't quite...

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