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Old February 14th, 2014, 09:02 PM
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Question Any opinions on Autozone brake calipers for D90?

The calipers that Autozone sells for the front and rear look decent. Anyone have any complaints regarding these? Of course I like the lifetime warranty and the fact that they must be better than the ones I have on now. wachoo tink?


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The calipers that Autozone sells for the front and rear look decent. Anyone have any complaints regarding these? Of course I like the lifetime warranty and the fact that they must be better than the ones I have on now. wachoo tink?


http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...89_410349_5913_

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Old February 14th, 2014, 09:25 PM
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Yah I figure its not of top notch quality but mine are pretty old. Over 100k miles plus age on my rears. So I thought these would be better than what I have.
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I don't get you. You claim to be Mr. Bentley and now your going to go cheapfuck on something as critical as a brake caliper?
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Yah I figure its not of top notch quality but mine are pretty old. Over 100k miles plus age on my rears. So I thought these would be better than what I have.
I would just replace the pistons and seals. There's not really much to go wrong and what you need is them moving nicely.
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I don't get you. You claim to be Mr. Bentley and now your going to go cheapfuck on something as critical as a brake caliper?
How does someone get to own a Bentley?
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How does someone get to own a Bentley?
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To me D90 is like a toy. I wrench on them more for fun than anything else. And I get a kick on how to keep them running safely at a minimal cost.
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Yah I figure its not of top notch quality but mine are pretty old. Over 100k miles plus age on my rears. So I thought these would be better than what I have.
if it aint broke dont fix it. i have OEM calipers on a Jeep YJ that has 285,000 miles on it. They are 23 years old. They're fine. In a dry climate they can last a very long time.
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I don't know about Autozone, but I've used Cardone calipers, sold by many autoparts stores, and haven't had any issues.
Well, one issue. The mounting holes on one rear caliper were too small. I guess some model year vehicle that uses the "same" caliper had smaller holes. It wasn't a big deal though, I just stuck it in the drill press and drilled them out to the correct size.
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The cost of a rebuild kit probably isn't that much less than those calipers.
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If needed, I am pretty sure your can get new pistons with the rebuild kit through Land Rover if yours are pitted. I'd rather have a used genuine calliper than a new Duralast calliper.
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I just like how they clean them up nicely for you thus saving you some work.
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