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Receive Up To 25% Off Your Online Purchase Of Select Parts And Accessories
Use promotional code MMJ25 at checkout to receive 25% off the following categories: Select Brake Parts, Select Hi-Performance and Truck Accessories, Batteries, Paint, Splash Guards, Select Ventvisors & Bug Shields, Springs & Spacers, Water Pumps, Belts, A/C Parts, Starters, Alternators, Fuel Pumps, Radiators, Radiator Fans, Thermostats, Caps & Clamps, Clutches, Spark Plugs, Plug Wires, CV Axles, Battery Chargers & Booster Cables, OE Locks, Rack & Pinons, Window Motors, RainX Wipers, Appearance Chemicals, Floor Mats, Lift Equipment, Hand Tools, Travel Accessories, Car Covers, Seat Covers, Wheel Covers, Body Repair, Collectibles and Apparel.

Use promotional code MMJ20 at checkout to receive 20% off the following categories: Ignition, Shocks & Struts, Chassis, Jumpstarts, Air Filters, Oil Filters, Bearings & Seals, Engine Parts, Wash Accessories,. Outdoor Lifestyle, Towing, Mini Air Compressors and Tire Repair Accessories.

Offers not valid in combination with any other discounts, promotions or items already on sale. Not valid on gift cards, special orders, installed merchandise, commercial or fleet purchases. Those products that are included in these offers will be displayed in product search results and product detail pages. Excludes the following brands: Champion, Powerstop, Razor, Traxxas, Superchips, Hypertech, Edge, Bully Dog, Diablo, Edelbrock, Holley, NOS, Proform, Specialty Auto, Autometer, Accel, K&N, Kenwood, Pioneer, Sony, Thule, Thule Karrite, JVC, Flowmaster, Hurst, B&M, MSD, Moog, Wagner, Philips and BBK Performance. Valid online until 11:59 PM EST on 10/29/17.

Receive 25% Off Wagner branded brake parts with your online purchase. Use promotional code: WAGNER25.

Receive 10% Off Select Champion, MOOG and FelPro branded products with your online purchase. Use promotional codes: CHAMP10, MOOG10 and/or FELPRO10.


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Calipers - What you need to know
FLOATING CALIPER DESIGNS
Floating calipers can fail from sticking that can occur from dirt or corrosion if the vehicle is not operated regularly.
  • Causes the pad attached to the caliper to rub on the rotor when the brake is released.
  • Reduces fuel efficiency and cause excessive wear on the affected pad.
  • Additional heat generated can lead to warping of the rotor also.
ALL CALIPERS
All calipers are susceptible to internal breakdown of the rubber seals or phenolic pistons. This cannot visibly be seen and is only detected when leaking occurs.
  • Heat generated in the braking system will eventually break down the rubber seals.
  • Severely worn friction can also cause the piston to overextend and the seal to leak.

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Brake Caliper Assembly
The brake caliper is the assembly which houses the brake pads and pistons. The pistons are usually made of aluminum, chrome plated steel, or from a composite material called phenolic. There are two types of calipers: floating or fixed.
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Caliper Advantage
  • Remanufactured with brand new components that meet or exceed original equipment manufacturer specifications
  • 100% factory tested
  • Include 100% new boots, seals, phenolic pistons (if required) and bleeder screws
  • Include factory installed hardware