Calipers, pads and rotors for a 2000 Sahara, what and where to get?

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map40
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Re: Calipers, pads and rotors for a 2000 Sahara, what and where to get?

Post by map40 »

OK, so I found the parts based on the casting numbers. Advanced had them as the calipers and pads for a Ford F650 2006. The casting numbers for the calipers is 4153222. The problem is that this casting number will bring 15 different part numbers, and they will all be correct. In reality, the F650 or the F53 are the only ones that are still valid, the other ones are not available anymore. The only options are the stainless piston or the composite piston. I was not able to find 2 of the stainless, so I went with the composite. It is the same material I had.
Just keep in mind, searching the part number will only get you in a goose chase. The casting number is the key, and the parts store needs to find an available part number. It will be available for a long time, there are a hell of a lot of F53s with those calipers.
Hope it helps.

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Re: Calipers, pads and rotors for a 2000 Sahara, what and where to get?

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Particularly with the phenolic pistons, be sure to change brake fluid on a regular schedule. They swell when exposed to moisture and that speeds their seizing in their bore.
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RSBILLEDWARDS
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Re: Calipers, pads and rotors for a 2000 Sahara, what and where to get?

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Use a cryogenically treated rotor or pay for it to be done. The life span is better as well the heat dissipation. My two bits.

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