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Old 05-11-2014, 07:42 PM   #1
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Brake calipers ?

Rebuild, buy rebuilt, new, what brand ? Go

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Just wait for kjeeper10 to chime in, he knows everything.

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Just wait for kjeeper10 to chime in, he knows everything.
lol...aren't the new ones almost as cheap as rebuilt?
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Get a set of lifetimes and fugetta about it. Until they need replacing.

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Calipers are easily rebuilt but if you are running really large tires you might consider taking this as an opportunity for upgrading to larger rotors and calipers.
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lol...aren't the new ones almost as cheap as rebuilt?
I believe so. $60 here for the Duralast from AZ
Rock Auto shows $35-$40 but a number of brands.
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Calipers are easily rebuilt but if you are running really large tires you might consider taking this as an opportunity for upgrading to larger rotors and calipers.
16's or id be looking at TF
honestly don't think my braking is that bad.
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you are giving them a core right?
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That's not including the core. $60 I believe.
Yes .. I have both here and bringing them with me tomorrow. I'll check Napa, AA for pricing.
I guess I'm more concerned about the brand. Just want something that will last.
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brand doesnt really matter, cores become reman. most likely you will get a caliper off of a JK that has been shipped over to china, cleaned, bores honed, rebuilt, put in a box and sent back here.

anybody have 2 front calipers off of a 1980's K30 that I can use for a core LOL
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16's or id be looking at TF
honestly don't think my braking is that bad.
Was just throwing it out there. Good thing you aren't running 15" and ground down calipers, those would be worthless as a core exchange. Good luck!
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Was just throwing it out there. Good thing you aren't running 15" and ground down calipers, those would be worthless as a core exchange. Good luck!
Ha !!
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Question on Gravity bleeding (solo)

Do I just crack the reservoir and wait until i get a stream from each line (obviously watching and keeping the res full) ?
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Question on Gravity bleeding (solo)

Do I just crack the reservoir and wait until i get a stream from each line (obviously watching and keeping the res full) ?
couldnt tell you, but that sounds logical. I have a buddy with the little doodads that you throw on that let you solo bleed so I wouldnt know.
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I would purchase the caliper from Mopar.
If you don't have a pressurized bleeder tank, then you will need somebody to pump the brakes, while you bleed the air off.
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I would purchase the caliper from Mopar. If you don't have a pressurized bleeder tank, then you will need somebody to pump the brakes, while you bleed the air off.
What's the caliper have to do with it?
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You need help bleeding the brakes? You know I'll come help!
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There is nothing wrong with a gravity bleed. I have always had someone behind the wheel to put the peddle to the floor and then release the valve. Starting at the furthest from the master cylinder. Old habits die hard.

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I always wanted an excuse to by a brake bleeder http://www.summitracing.com/parts/shc-920930
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I would purchase the caliper from Mopar.
If you don't have a pressurized bleeder tank, then you will need somebody to pump the brakes, while you bleed the air off.
[QUOTE=kjeeper10;10557650]What's the caliper have to do with it?[/QUOTE]

Your Thread is titled Brake Calipers!

It appears from your original post, that you were asking for options, regarding brake calipers. Rebuilt, buy rebuilt, new, and what brand.

So my response to the caliper Brand question, was Mopar, obviously being new. Safety related!
I also gave you my recommendation for proper bleeding, either with a bleeder ball, or somebody assisting you, while doing it manually.

Did I misunderstand your questions? If I did, then I apologize!
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Miser, yea misunderstanding.

You said "Moper if you don't have a pressurized bleeder tank"

I should have said "what does a bleeding tank or bleeding in general have to do with the Mopar brand " ?
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^Gotcha! Hopefully, your brakes will be up and running soon!
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Lol... Well looks like the rear calipers are next. Trying to track down a metal scraping noise . removing the rears for inspection. I found this -
The pad is separating from the metal. This is the same brake I had issues with a couple months ago.
The caliper was very hard to compress and from what I'm reading. Heat build up can separate the pad from the metal ?

Jeeeeez what the hell next ? On a positive, the noise is gone.
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What brand pad was that? I am looking for replacment pads and don't care about price. Just want the best that works the best.

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