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Unread 02-13-2009, 11:46 AM   #1
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Teves calipers to Akebono calipers

I have done a search, and I cant find the exact answer to my question.

I have a 2002 WJ with teves calipers....I need brakes. Are the akebono calipers direct replacements?

As in, take off teves, put on akebono, with no messing around with conversion kits or anything?

I would like to be able to go to the parts store and say "Id like akebono calipers please" and install them on my jeep. Is that possible?

Thanks!

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Unread 02-13-2009, 12:39 PM   #2
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You will need the caliper bracket to mount it. Yes, you can order the caliper over the counter.

Are you 100% they are Teves? What month was your 02?

from WJJEEPS:
http://www.wjjeeps.com/brakes.htm


1. Original (from 1999 model production through May 10, 2002 (Teves, black color with open-sided bracket)

P/N 5011973AA Left front caliper MSRP: $141.00
P/N 5011972AA Right front caliper MSRP: $141.00
P/N 5018592AA Pad kit, front MSRP: $177.00
P/N 52098672 Rotor, front MSRP: $ 65.10 (each)

2. New (from May 11, 2002 production onward: (Akebono, silver color "fully closed" style)

P/N 5093181AA Left front caliper (all-new) MSRP: $140.00
P/N 5093180AA Right front caliper (all-new) MSRP: $140.00
P/N 5093183AA Pad kit, front (revised) MSRP: $ 177.00
P/N 52098672 Rotor, front (unchanged) MSRP: $ 65.10 (each)

3. New kit package (fits all 1999-2004 Grand Cherokees)

P/N 05093174AA Front caliper & pad kit package - (Includes left P/N 5093181AA and right P/N 5093180AA Akebono "fully closed" style calipers, revised P/N 5093183AA brake pads, P/N 5012437AA attachment bolts, and P/N 6035832 banjo sealing washers). MSRP $309.00


Alternate front disc brake parts sold by Mopar

P/N VWJA3183 Brake kit, front, model "Make It New" (MSRP $142.00)

P/N VOEA3183 Brake kit, front, model "Make It Original" (MSRP $225.00)

P/N V1013183 Pad kit, front. "Value-line" (MSRP $50.70)

P/N V3013183 Pad kit, front. "Value-line", Ceramic (MSRP $83.75)
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Unread 02-13-2009, 03:49 PM   #3
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Yes, I am 100% sure they are teves. I've looked at the pictures of the 2 calipers and my 02 was made in April.

Is the caliper bracket a dealer only part? Is that the only difference between the 2 brake systems as far as interchangeability goes?
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Unread 02-13-2009, 04:12 PM   #4
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Also, why doesnt the MOPAR "New Kit Package" mention anything about new caliper brackets if I supposedly need these brackets to swap to the Akebono from the Teves?
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I don't thing new caliper brackets are needed, but I would also check with the dealership parts department just to be sure.
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Thanks to all that have replied so far. Anyone done this swap that can definitively say yes or no to needing new caliper brackets or if the Akebono is a direct replacement for the Teves?
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Unread 02-13-2009, 09:21 PM   #7
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It appears that the caliper mounting brackets are definitely different. Here are a couple pics from parts manuals. The Teves is from a 2001 manual and the Akebono is from a 2004 manual.
teves.jpg   akebono.jpg  
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Unread 02-06-2010, 08:47 PM   #8
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I am in the same situation. Thanks for all the help so far. I found the Akebono rebuilt calipers on Advance Auto's website and looks like they include the mounting bracket. I'm going later this week and see if they have them in stock.

Here is the link Brake Caliper-Front by Cardone - Part 16-4826 - Advance Auto Parts
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Unread 02-06-2010, 09:00 PM   #9
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Side by side.

akebono is the shiny one.



picture of when i did mine.

Mounting Brackets ARE TOTALLY Not Same. YOU CANNOT USE ANYTHING FROM THE TEVE'S MUST GET ALL NEW HARDWARE.

PM Kolak on here he gave me a awesome price on the Upgrade with all the hardware to fit my wj from crappy teve's to teh bono's

Kit came with 2x FULL calipers With Pads alrdy installed i threw those away got stillen Mintex pads.
2x mounting brackets
all the bolts
New brake Clips.
And detailed instructions on how to install them by doing this upgrade you can change brake pads in mybe 30minutes since the pads ride on the bracket now instead of the caliper. just pull the caliper off pop in 2 new pads your done.
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Thanks to all that have replied so far. Anyone done this swap that can definitively say yes or no to needing new caliper brackets or if the Akebono is a direct replacement for the Teves?
The Akebono calipers use an entirely different bracket than the Teves calipers. The Mopar Akebono kit does come with everything you need to mount them including the caliper mounting brackets.

Try moparonlineparts.com for some pretty good internet pricing.
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Unread 02-07-2010, 07:43 AM   #11
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The only thing to keep in mind is that the Akebono's are substantially larger and there is even more chance of clearance issues (and grinding on them) if you are going to use 15" wheels.

As others have already said, the brackets come with the calipers and they are definitely different.
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this thread is about a month old but just wanted to add some info i found without starting a whole new thread. Rockauto has "loaded" calipers, includes akebono calipers, brackets, pads (already installed!) for $81 a side, plus a 30 core charge. So the whole swap can be had with new parts for 162 after u get ur core charge back. having the brackets and pads already mounted should make this an effortless swap too!
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this thread is about a month old but just wanted to add some info i found without starting a whole new thread. Rockauto has "loaded" calipers, includes akebono calipers, brackets, pads (already installed!) for $81 a side, plus a 30 core charge. So the whole swap can be had with new parts for 162 after u get ur core charge back. having the brackets and pads already mounted should make this an effortless swap too!

Or, you know, you could spend an extra 30 seconds / 10 bucks per side and load them yourself.

Avtozone has pads for $25 and lifetime warranty.
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Sorry to dig this one up, is it ok to replace one side Teves with a Akebono ? I replaced 2 original Teves with 2 new Teves only 2-3 months ago and now one of them is siezing again.
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Never do brakes on one wheel only! When changing brake parts you do the whole axle. Otherwise you get dangerous effects.
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