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Unread 07-04-2009, 07:39 AM   #1
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Front Calipers "Teves" or "Akebono"?

Hi All,

I need to replace my front calipers (2nd time, only 85K). Napa auto parts asked if I need the “Teves” or “Akebono”. I have no clue and I was not asked this question the last time I replaced the calipers.

Does anyone know what I should order?

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Unread 07-04-2009, 08:27 AM   #2
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akebono is the updated part for grands, the teves caused warped rotors constantly.
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Unread 07-04-2009, 08:52 AM   #3
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OK, so either one will fit, but the Akebono is the ideal way to go.

One day my vehicle would pull to the left when I applied the brakes and I smelled this odor of burning metal. The next day I had no brake problems at all.

Does this indicate a caliper that is failing and should be replaced?
Should I try WD-40, would this help?
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Unread 07-04-2009, 11:36 AM   #4
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Switch to the akebonos. I bought new stillen rotors and pads last year and they're already warped, not even 5k miles later.
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Akebono is by far the better caliper don't get the teves
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Yea Kolak Hooked me up BIG BIG time Bought the Caliper Upgrade he has 2x Full loaded pairs with brackets and everything and stillen pads and rotors ZOMG it cured my Highspeed Brake DW

teve's Design is Super poor the pads are connected to the caliper. <--Old school

Akebono's Have a bracket Which the pad sits then the caliper fits over top of them 100x better design and the Slid Pins are 1000000000000x^10000000000000000000 Better than teve's horrible Horrbile.

No akebono's will NOT NOT fit on a teve's Bracket you need a Akebono bracket.
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Im new here i have a question I have to replace my brake pads im not sure which ones i have my grand cherokee laredo is a 2000 and i was told at one point if it had the clips or no clips. mine has the clips do i have Teves thanks.
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Are your calipers silver or black? That's what someone selling pads asked me. That's how you can tell.
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Are your calipers silver or black? That's what someone selling pads asked me. That's how you can tell.
TEve's also HAS A HUGE Metal Wire running on it. Akebono doesnt
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Hi my calipers look more like dark brown and i have a big silver clip on the caliper they look similar to a rear drum brake spring. I am assuming they are teves. Also Do i have to buy factory rotors and pads? I had the brakes done about 2 years ago and i purchased from the factory. But I feel im just wasting money when i can buy a good set of aftermarkets. I owned over 20 cars and always bought aftermarket replacement with no problems before. Any reason that everyone says you have to buy factory. thanks
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Hi my calipers look more like dark brown and i have a big silver clip on the caliper they look similar to a rear drum brake spring. I am assuming they are teves. Also Do i have to buy factory rotors and pads? I had the brakes done about 2 years ago and i purchased from the factory. But I feel im just wasting money when i can buy a good set of aftermarkets. I owned over 20 cars and always bought aftermarket replacement with no problems before. Any reason that everyone says you have to buy factory. thanks
lol no you dont have to buy factory if your on a budget get a set of Duralast gold rotors from autozone they have a lifetime warranty and replace them every time they warp pads 2.
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