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Replace brake calipers in pairs

Should you replace brake calipers in pairs? Do you have to? No. Is it a good idea? Yes. What happens when you replace just one caliper? Brake calipers operate at very high temperatures and over time that heat ages the square cut O-ring seal, causing it to harden. The hardened rubber makes it less flexible and increases the amount of time it takes for it to twist forward during brake application and untwist when the brakes are released. That causes uneven brake application and release. That can cause a pull … Read More


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