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post #1 of 11 Old 12-09-2019, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Decent Brake Caliper source??

I replaced my calipers in 2017 with ones from Napa. Drivers side just recently seized and replaced with another Napa one. Now I get a pull to the left because the 'old' pass side caliper is lazy. Jesus.


If you can't trust Napa for brakes, who can you go to for a freaking oem
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I replaced my calipers in 2017 with ones from Napa. Drivers side just recently seized and replaced with another Napa one. Now I get a pull to the left because the 'old' pass side caliper is lazy. Jesus.


If you can't trust Napa for brakes, who can you go to for a freaking oem
style caliper?
I, and Jeep Girl watch over 16 calipers so I am also curious?????

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Crown Automotive has excellent brand new (not remanufactured) calipers.

Do you need fronts or rears?

Are the rotors and pads still OK?

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The problem is the idiotic composite pistons, stupidest idea ever. Should be stainless steel so they wouldn't swell and/ or seize.
But as Kolak mentioned, brand new calipers is the way to go. Remanufactured parts tend to be more or less crappy.

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The problem is the idiotic composite pistons, stupidest idea ever. Should be stainless steel so they wouldn't swell and/ or seize.
But as Kolak mentioned, brand new calipers is the way to go. Remanufactured parts tend to be more or less crappy.


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Crown Automotive has excellent brand new (not remanufactured) calipers.

Do you need fronts or rears?

Are the rotors and pads still OK?
Pads are great, brand new coated rotors. Fronts.. Hawk pads and Raybestos rotors.
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I've rarely got good parts from NAPA. I avoid them as much as possible.

I've purchased new steel piston calipers for two different vehicles from o'rielly auto and have not had any problems with them.

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Great. If you'd like pricing for calipers, you can PM me here on the forum or email me at [email protected]

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Pads are great, brand new coated rotors. Fronts.. Hawk pads and Raybestos rotors.

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The problem is the idiotic composite pistons, stupidest idea ever. Should be stainless steel so they wouldn't swell and/ or seize.
But as Kolak mentioned, brand new calipers is the way to go. Remanufactured parts tend to be more or less crappy.
RockAuto has rebuilt calipers with steel pistons. Cardone 184340S (Left) and 184339S (Right). Run about $24 with a $25 core. I went through the same rigmarole on my 93. Kept pulling this way or that. Put on a pair of the steel piston versions and it was a ton better. It would still track slightly if I hit the brakes hard. I replaced the shocks and that little bit went away. I rationalized it as uneven body dive under hard braking.

They used to sell steel pistons individually so you could just swap them. Around $10 IMS. Not available on RockAuto now but maybe out there.
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Parts stores give you junk by default, order from Kolak or RockAuto and select something that's actually quality.
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I, and Jeep Girl watch over 16 calipers so I am also curious?????

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