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Rusty/Brown/Bronze Brake Calipers

Discussion in 'LR4' started by Johnnycakes, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. ryanjl

    ryanjl Full Access Member

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    Aren't the OE Land Rover pads Akebono? Or Ferrodo? Or some other name that sounds like a character from Lord of the Rings?
     
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    Pads are Ferrodo on my '13 and the rotors are brembos.
     
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    I believe Ferodo is the OEM for the factory LR pads.

    Remanufactured calipers often lack the original coating/painting, as they are stripped (media blasted?), taken apart, and have the soft parts replaced. But the donor caliper will be OE, and generally you return your OE calipers for a core charge. Different rebuilders (Cardone, Centric, NuGeon, etc) may have different processes, use different soft parts (seals, O-rings), and have different finishes. If they don't coat or paint them after rebuilding, you end up with surface rust pretty fast. The 2 not rusting appear to be coated/plated. Shame that 4 didn't get this treatment.

    "Aftermarket" calipers would be Brembo or some other 3rd party upgrade. That's not the same as rebuilt OE calipers.

    https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog...harged,3353592,brake+&+wheel+hub,caliper,1704
     
  4. Johnnycakes

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    Thanks for the info. I'm guessing that I got, at minimum, 2 rebuilt calipers instead of a set of 4 brand new OEMs.
     
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    Here are pics from my front calipers. First pic front right, second is front left. They don’t seem to be the same.

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    I don't think it matters. The LR4 calipers are not high tech, just a simple single piston floating design. Keep the pins lubed with a silicone based brake grease or suffer the consequences when the pin bushings expand and cause the caliper to get "stuck"
     
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    correct, but the OP may have paid a significant premium for OEM parts.
     
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    yes, this is what I was checking on!
     
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    You said they were warranty replacements. LR warranty?
     
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    Yes, I purchased the Land Rover extended warranty through the dealer, I believe it is serviced by assurant. I called the warranty company, they confirmed that they paid the price for NEW parts, ie $590+ for each front caliper and 250 or so for one rear. I paid for the other rear.
     
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