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Old 08-10-2012, 10:00 AM
SteveH SteveH is offline
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Default FJ40 calipers - rebuild/replace?

My FJ40 front calipers (4 piston, stock '78) are original to the truck and are dragging and cause brake noise all the time. I bought a Toyota caliper rebuild kit many years ago, but some folks on Mud just suggested buying reman calipers at a parts store. The thought of A1 Cardone reman stuff gives me chills, but the thought of a total caliper teardown is another time-suck.

Has anyone in RS rebuilt their own 4 piston Toyota calipers and had good luck with it? It's a bit more involved than doing a single piston caliper on a domestic vehicle.

Thoughts? Should I just man-up and rebuild my own? Thanks!
Steve H. - KE0KNH
Colo Springs, CO
'78 FJ40, '89 FJ62, '98 4Runner
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