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Unread 03-10-2009, 10:50 AM   #1
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WJ Calipers: Teves -vs- Akebono

I am going to change to Akebono's. Does the Teves brake hose connect to the Akebono or do I have to get new hoses too?

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Unread 03-10-2009, 01:37 PM   #2
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No u can use the same hose but ull need a new caliper bracket other than that instant fit.
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is there a benefit to switching from one to the other?
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The Teves calipers are prone to warping rotors
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The front right one has somewhat siezed 2 times recently, no loss in braking & no pulling but rotor & caliper were hot as hell & I could smell the brakes cooking while stopped at a light. It was so bad the wheel was too hot to touch. I took it apart I filed the rubbing surfaces but it still runs hot, not AS hot but hot so I figured I'd make the jump. I'm going to buy rebuilt Akebonos with brackets from NAPA since I need them now plus it's much cheaper than new.
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My '02 WJ has the Akebono's, with about 66k miles. I've only owned the '02 for about two months. I recently noticed some mild shuddering when braking. During the scheduled servicing, the dealer also noticed it and said there might be some mild warpage in the rotors but not so bad that they needed to be replaced. Over the next couple of weeks, I noticed that one of my front tires had a leaky valve. Whenever I topped up the pressure, the brake shuddering went away. A few pounds drop in pressure and the shuddering would return. It seems to me that the braking performance is very tire pressure sensitive. Anybody else notice this?
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I went with the rebuilt ones from NAPA. So far Im pleased. Oh and the upgrade from Kolak makes stopping easy. Highly recomended.
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Any problem bleading them as far as getting all of the air out? I've heard some having issues with air in the antilock pump.
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Also I see that there are a bunch of clips with the new Akebono style pads. Since I don't have similar ones coming off to see how they went, is there a diagram somewhere showing how to put them on the pads or will it be pretty obvious when they are sitting in front of me?
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It should be pretty obvious it might even have something on/in the box saying.
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Been reading the threads about sticky front brakes, a lot of great info thanks to all. I am having the same problem with the drivers side front brake on my wifes 02, only my existing caliper does not look like either of the ones in the picture showing them side by side, the actual pistons on my caliper seem larger. Any idea of what style/brand I have?
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Any problem bleading them as far as getting all of the air out? I've heard some having issues with air in the antilock pump.
IF u get air in the ABS pump U MUST get the abs reader and have it cycle the pump.
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Been reading the threads about sticky front brakes, a lot of great info thanks to all. I am having the same problem with the drivers side front brake on my wifes 02, only my existing caliper does not look like either of the ones in the picture showing them side by side, the actual pistons on my caliper seem larger. Any idea of what style/brand I have?
If your front brake pads look like this you have Teves
http://www.napaonline.com/MasterPage...+One+-+Ceramic
Note the "ears" on them & the spring wires that you can see through the wheel.
If they look like this, they are Akebono's
http://www.napaonline.com/MasterPage...ic+Safety+Stop
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I figured out the shiny side "Ear" clips but where does the single little black spring clip pictured in NAPAs sight below center go? (click on their picture to enlarge)
http://www.napaonline.com/MasterPage...re+Kit+-+Front
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