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Old 04 Jun 2020, 11:31 am
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Default Front and Rear Calipers replaced

Well I finally replaced the front calipers and brackets, rear calipers, front rotors and brake pads.

These were the original calipers and the lower booted spring bolt stuck on both front calipers/ brackets and basically disintegrated the inner brake pad.

I had a weird question or not. when I bought the replacement items from the local auto parts store, they mentioned that the rear brakes do all the work.. is this true? they are quite a bit smaller than the front ones.
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Its just the opposite! the front brakes do all the heavy lifting.
I just had the first full brake rebuild in about 100,000 miles, and (finally) got the new fronts done same as you. (pads/rotors/calipers)

However, they didn't touch the rear brakes, because they are still at 70%!
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Old 04 Jun 2020, 01:24 pm
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Default Re: Front and Rear Calipers replaced

Yes I figured they were of base... I mean the front brakes all around are much beefier!

I hope I can get to 400,000!
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