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post #1 of 15 Old 06-17-2019, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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Question Rock Auto Power Stop Calipers Teeves to Akebono

So, I need to do brakes, pads, rotors and calipers on all 4 corners. My Jeep (4.7 HO) is a 2003, however still has the Teeves calipers for the fronts. I last replaced my brakes with Power Stop pads and rotor kit; Z23 Evolution Kit 8/2016 about 45k miles ago.


Now, doing some research, it appears that the PowerStop calipers that Rock Auto offers, the front calipers - S4826 are supposed to be AKEBONO calipers? Can anyone confirm this? It doesn't list this part number as Akebono calipers in their description.


I am going to do the whole PowerStop caliper, rotors and pads kit KC2150 which appears to have the S4826 calipers in this kit.

The below pic is their front calipers. they do look like the Akebono calipers...


Thanks for everyone's input!

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Go to PS website and look at what u want and order somewhere else!


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Go to PS website and look at what u want and order somewhere else!
Why order from somewhere else?

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The transition to Akebono front calipers occurred during the 2002 model year. Are you certain your 2003 doesn't already have the Akebonos up front? I've never seen a 2003 with Teves.

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Why order from somewhere else?
What i mean is IF u dont order from them. I think i got mine from 4wheel parts ( pads, calipers, rotors) #KC2150-36 Front and back (includes AKEBONO CALIPER)
# KC2149-36 Front only ( pads, calipers, rotors)
#KC2151-36 Rear only ( pads, calipers, rotors)

Also @Kolak can get u set up!!!

In fact i don't think they even sell the teves calipers since the akebono is a upgrade.
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Yeah, as already mentioned below is the brake TSB on WJ's manufactured on and after May 11, 2002 came with Akebono calipers.

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

Those are the S-4826 Akebono Power-stop calipers in that kit and I installed them on my 04 4.7 last year as can be seen in the below photos. While they're sold as a set the 4826 is the right front while the 4827 is the left front.

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310...ipers-4289897/

I went a little different route and loaded the calipers myself with Wagner ceramic pads while going with Centric front rotors. Good luck.

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The transition to Akebono front calipers occurred during the 2002 model year. Are you certain your 2003 doesn't already have the Akebonos up front? I've never seen a 2003 with Teves.
I am almost positive I still have the old Teeves style calipers. My Jeep is sold a 2003 Model, however, I remember seeing a sticker that said 5/2002.

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What i mean is IF u dont order from them. I think i got mine from 4wheel parts ( pads, calipers, rotors) #KC2150-36 Front and back (includes AKEBONO CALIPER)
# KC2149-36 Front only ( pads, calipers, rotors)
#KC2151-36 Rear only ( pads, calipers, rotors)

Also @Kolak can get u set up!!!

In fact i don't think they even sell the teves calipers since the akebono is a upgrade.
Thank you! I'll look into other websites to see if they're cheaper!

EDIT: Looked at QuadraTrack and 4Wheel Parts, much more expensive than Rock Auto!


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Yeah, as already mentioned below is the brake TSB on WJ's manufactured on and after May 11, 2002 came with Akebono calipers.

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

Those are the S-4826 Akebono Power-stop calipers in that kit and I installed them on my 04 4.7 last year as can be seen in the below photos. While they're sold as a set the 4826 is the right front while the 4827 is the left front.

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310...ipers-4289897/

I went a little different route and loaded the calipers myself with Wagner ceramic pads while going with Centric front rotors. Good luck.
I just came across your thread from last year regarding you upgrading to the PowerStops calipers.

Just because there is a TSB, doesn't mean my Jeep was done. Would any dealership still honor this TSB today? Providing I still had the old Teeves?

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Way to many yrs have passed to honor that tsb.


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Do your front calipers have a large coat-hanger style pad retaining wire that goes across them?

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Way to many yrs have passed to honor that tsb.
Yeah, I figured as much LOL.

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Do your front calipers have a large coat-hanger style pad retaining wire that goes across them?
That's what I was trying to remember today... I'm almost positive I have that going across the front of the front pads. I'll have to go outside and look once I leave work.

I cannot remember, will the retaiing wire be on the outside or inside of the caliper?

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Outside. Should be able to see very easy!


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Outside. Should be able to see very easy!
you sir are correct!

My Jeep, per the sticker on the drivers side front door, Jeep has a date of 8/2002.

Also, I have the Akebono calipers.


So this is why I want to replace ALL calipers. A normal rotor's surface is flat and pretty uniform. I did my brakes 8/2016 with the PowerStop cross drilled and slotted rotors. I noticed last month, on all 4 corners the rotors in 2 different spots, going around the whole face there are grooves, maybe 1/4'' wide. That tells me that something is sticking or my outside pads are wearing fast and uneven?

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Here are pics of rotors
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Those look like Akebono to me. I don't see the wire and I think I can see the caliper pad clips that Akebono uses. Look at the first pic here:

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310...id-me-1068062/

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Those look like Akebono to me. I don't see the wire and I think I can see the caliper pad clips that Akebono uses. Look at the first pic here:

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310...id-me-1068062/
Yes, these are indeed Akebono calipers. I think I was confusing the rear calipers with the wire for the fronts.

I am still trying to figure out why the fronts have those 2 wear spots on the rotor?

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