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post #1 of 6 Old 02-25-2005, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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How do I tell which brake calipers I have?

I have a 2000 WJ that needs a front brake job. How do I tell Which calipers I have?

from shopping, it looks like there are either akebono or teves. How do I tell?

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post #2 of 6 Old 02-26-2005, 07:10 AM
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unless you have replaced your calipers then you should have the teves. You can take your barke pads off, take them up to the auto parts store and match them with replacement pads

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The easy way is that the Teves calipers are an "open style" looking caliper and have a metal goofy looking retaining wire on the outside of the caliper.

The akebono's are a "closed style" and have no funny looking wire retainer around the outside.
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i hate those stupid retainer wires. They are a pita to reinstall

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Aren't the teves black in color and the akebono silver?

If you want to do the job right you should consider replacing the old calipers with the new style, and installing new rotors and pads.

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You're right the stock ones are black(Teves) and the replacement calipers are silver(Akebono). I just replaced my calipers, brakes, and rotors two days ago(Sunday). I ordered the kit jeep put out with the replacement calipers and new Akebono ceramic brake pads as well as a set of brembo rotors, the stock replacement ones, from, total w/ shipping for two rotors was under $80. Oh, I ordered the replacement kit from, it was $170 and some change, not including shipping. But all and all I must say so far I'm very pleased, the Jeep brakes like new again! The calipers were supposedly the culpret of the Jeep's breaking "pulsation" and the rotors warping. If your thinking about doing the mod and need any more help or info, just let me know.

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