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TheDesertOutlaw 08-10-2013 12:44 AM

Do Calipers need to be changed in pairs???
 
I am changing out my Passenger Rear caliper tomorrow morning. Money is tight. Because I am changing out my rear caliper will it matter much? I can do the other side later in the year when money is better.

UnlimitedRubicon 08-10-2013 01:10 AM

I replaced my left rear caliper due to it locking up after I replaced the front rotors and installed yellow pads all around. The right rear is still OEM. I haven't had any problems.

TheDesertOutlaw 08-10-2013 01:11 AM

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Originally Posted by UnlimitedRubicon (Post 4061486)
I replaced my left rear faliper due to it locking up. The rigjt rear is still OEM. I haven't had any problems.

Good to know this. Money is tight this month.

Hums99 08-10-2013 08:48 AM

no you do not have to replace them both,they are independent of each other.

SteelBlue44 08-10-2013 08:52 AM

I would highly recommend it. My front driver side caliper locked up about a year ago, and every time i would brake, it would dangerously cut to the right, immediately. I replaced the caliper without a problem, and two days later the left one locked up, and i had to wait two more days for the caliper to come in the mail...So i learned my lesson, replace in pairs to avoid the trouble!

TheDesertOutlaw 08-10-2013 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by SteelBlue44 (Post 4062120)
I would highly recommend it. My front driver side caliper locked up about a year ago, and every time i would brake, it would dangerously cut to the right, immediately. I replaced the caliper without a problem, and two days later the left one locked up, and i had to wait two more days for the caliper to come in the mail...So i learned my lesson, replace in pairs to avoid the trouble!

This is very good advice. I plan on changing out all of the calipers in the next year - at the same time.


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