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Old 01-15-2020, 02:08 PM #16
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I'm on my 3rd set of pads at 190,000. Put them on about 20k ago. No seized calipers yet. Use Silglyde on rubber and pins that contact rubber. Brake grease for metal to metal. What part was seized? Piston, pins, or pads?
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The pistons were always the culprits. everytime I do the pads/calipers, I lube the pins on new, and sand rust off, and lube if re-using on still working calipers.
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I too have had 5 4runners now, (one of each generation) and my '05 was the worst yet for calipers! I have replaced around 9 on the front of it, and 4 on the rear. I am lucky if I get 1.5 years out of a caliper at 8-10K per year of mileage. I have used, AUtozone's reman.'s Advance auto, O'Reilly, and none are any better than others. I have heard only 2 companies reman these.

I now am in the middle of my '14 4runner needing a front cailper at 77K miles.
I am sick and tired of failing calipers and am wondering if anyone has swapped to performance calipers, (wilwood, or other) and can give feedback?

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Don't think anyone makes them. Didn't see any on the Brembo or wilwood sites. Just some remanufactured painted ones on summit.
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Iím still on original calipers. 15 years strong!
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I have even done calipers 2 times on our 2003, impressive you are on 15 years! Needless to say in the end my mechanic told me when I arrived to pick up the 2014 that he was able to unstick the caliper, greased it and its moving freely again, said I should be good to go. Lucked out on this one! thanks for the comments.
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What kind of grease was used?
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The only calipers I've used that do not fail and/or seize , aside from OEM, are NEW Raybestos. They have been great and after two years haven't even rusted in Northeast salt hell. About $100 each
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So good quality fluid... Toyota? I have a can of old German performance fluid (don't recall the type) came in blue and red. Made changing fluid easy. Been awhile since i researched brake fluids, i'm sure there have been many changes over the past 5-6 year's.

No Brembo calipers... Sad panda.
you're probably thinking of ATE. Actually what I use. I wish I could still get my hands on the blue stuff. Made bleeding easy. Blue one time, gold the next. Was pretty much essential back when I was doing track days and had to change it a few times a year.
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you're probably thinking of ATE. Actually what I use. I wish I could still get my hands on the blue stuff. Made bleeding easy. Blue one time, gold the next. Was pretty much essential back when I was doing track days and had to change it a few times a year.
Not sure why i still have this laying around, doubt its any good.
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I replaced my original driver's side at 89,240 on 12/30/16, then again today at 151,145. Passenger side is still original.
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I've had similar experiences with my Tacoma and the front calipers. My first set seized after my truck sat in a parking lot for 6 months waiting on a frame to be replaced. It was frustrating as there was nothing wrong with the brakes before that and the dealer didn't exactly pony up to cover the cost. In any event, I had to install a 2nd set after they froze again( 5 years later) on the way home from the movies. The front drivers side was literally smoking on the way home. I had to pull over and let it cool only 1 mile from home in the pouring rain. I had the local shop use the cheap Chinese replacement parts as the OEM is about twice the cost. Good times!
It is a bit unfortunate that this continues to be an issue all these years later across both platforms.
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Not sure why i still have this laying around, doubt its any good.
If it's never been open it's good. I worked at a German mail order parts supplier for almost 20 years. I used LOTS of that stuff. It was pretty dangerous having almost any part you might desire for your BMW a floor down though.
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