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#3268028 - 02/02/14 01:51 PM Calipers and brackets - matched parts?
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 34022
Loc: New Jersey
My BMW has a caliper (single piston) that mounts to a bracket that mounts to the suspension.

Per my AAP frustration thread, they sent me one caliper without the bracket. So... today its nice, tomorrow and the rest of the week not so much. Next few weekends packed, who knows how cold it will be, etc.

So, question is, if they will swap it out as a defect, can I just install the current caliper, and then get the bracket tomorrow and install that and then put it all together?

Or is the bracket matched to the caliper in some way in the casting?

I have all new pins, boots, etc. So is a girling caliper and bracket a girling caliper and bracket? The threads are what they are, Id assume, and so it will all align and I can mix and match, no?


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#3268036 - 02/02/14 01:55 PM Re: Calipers and brackets - matched parts? [Re: JHZR2]
kyxtremetuber Offline


Registered: 07/29/13
Posts: 46
Loc: Kentucky
A caliber bracket should be just that a caliber bracket as long as both calibers are new and such I see no problems
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#3268037 - 02/02/14 01:56 PM Re: Calipers and brackets - matched parts? [Re: JHZR2]
Jeffs2006EvoIX Offline


Registered: 02/28/10
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Loc: Imperial Valley, California
These are machined, cast parts that meet very strict guidelines. Therefore, I feel that if a bracket from one, should fit the other and vise versa.

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#3268054 - 02/02/14 02:06 PM Re: Calipers and brackets - matched parts? [Re: JHZR2]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 13667
Loc: Upstate NY
Why even replace the bracket? But mix and match should be no problem.

Now if you were into a situation like my Jeep were the same year could use a Teeves or Akebono caliper, they were very different, different pads, bolts, etc., then you could not mix and match brackets.
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#3268078 - 02/02/14 02:26 PM Re: Calipers and brackets - matched parts? [Re: JHZR2]
beast3300 Offline


Registered: 12/24/09
Posts: 3033
Loc: Ohio
Replace caliper, done.
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#3268149 - 02/02/14 03:13 PM Re: Calipers and brackets - matched parts? [Re: JHZR2]
Warstud Offline


Registered: 09/02/05
Posts: 2921
Loc: MIchigan
Are you going to paint them? I would...it's a nice touch.

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#3268648 - 02/02/14 11:24 PM Re: Calipers and brackets - matched parts? [Re: JHZR2]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 34022
Loc: New Jersey
They're painted silver smile

Barely have time to do this job as it is... Between faulty orders, missing parts, seized screws, etc., I'm like nearly 10 hours invested and not done yet!

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