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Author Topic: Rear caliper  (Read 3149 times)

Offline Galasz1

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Rear caliper
« on: March 28, 2015, 11:15:37 AM »
I bought the rear discs and pads for my car but now I'm having second thoughts. I realise that there are 2 types of pads for the 268mm discs. The ones I've got are the smaller 87mm ones. Are the calipers+carriers different or just calipers? Ideally I should've upgraded to bigger brakes but funds prohibit it. Thanx for any replies.

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Re: Rear caliper
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2015, 11:38:08 AM »
I don't know for sure but I think it unlikely that different calipers intended for different sized discs would use the same carrier bracket, after all, a larger disc would likely foul the carrier bracket. If you mean there is more than one type of caliper used for the same sized discs then I really don't know if the brackets would be the same.

Not that I would ever take this as gospel but the Ford parts diagram only lists 2 different part numbers for the rear caliper bracket (number 2, denoted by the triangle)- one for the V6 model and another for everything else.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2015, 11:44:38 AM by insanitybeard »
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Re: Rear caliper
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2015, 12:36:39 PM »
iirc the pads with the wear lead are indeed 87mm long 67.5 width 16.8 thick.
And the pads listed without wear leads are 86.5 long 51.3 width 17.2 thick
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Re: Rear caliper
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2015, 03:49:43 PM »
Thanx for your replies! The pads I have are the rectangle shaped ones,the other ones are elongated and with more pad to disc area! They are both for the 268mm discs though! I was told by the dealer that my discs had 15" steelies from factory! The other ones are for 16"! Cheers.



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