YotaTech Forums  

Go Back   YotaTech Forums > Toyota SUV & Truck Tech > 86-95 Trucks & 4Runners
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


86-95 Trucks & 4Runners 2nd/3rd gen pickups, and 1st/2nd gen 4Runners with IFS

Welcome to Yotatech!
Welcome to Yotatech,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-23-2010, 05:23 AM   #1
Contributing Member
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Ilovemountains's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Shepherdstown WV 25443
Posts: 1,045
Question Autozone "Duralast" brake calipers, any input good or bad??

I just got my truck back from having the alignment rechecked, turns out the reason its pulling to the right is a stuck caliper piston holding the brake on, its totally ruined my rotor to the point that its a dark blue! I tried last night to get the piston to budge and it refuses... Anyway I'm going to replace both front calipers, I can get them today at Autozone for $47 each but to be 100% honest Ive not had good luck with their parts and being brake calipers I'm very leary about them, but they have them in stock and have a lifetime warranty... Has anyone used their calipers? I have a new set of Brembo blank rotors that Ive had on the shelf for years and am going to pick up a fresh set of PF Carbon Metallic pads and do the entire front brake system hopefully this Saturday. Let me know your feelings on these calipers before I pull the trigger! Thanks again, Matt
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Yotatech!
__________________
2002 Tacoma D Cab 4x4 TRD, V6, rear locker, OME 881's Bilstein 5100's, wheelers 2" lift leafs, Michelin LTX A/T2 tires, Hella 700's on a home grown grille guard, rhino lined bed etc. etc.
Ilovemountains is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2010, 05:32 AM   #2
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Wrenchinjoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 318
I have not tried Duralast but have had good results with Cardone remanned calipers. Advance Auto Parts sells them.
__________________
1993 4Runner, 182K miles, 3vze, R150F, Aisin manual hubs, ISR mod, Thorley headers, Flowmaster 50 SUV, MC shifter bushings, Moog cc255 coils, Mobile 1, MT90, Kumho AT's

HG's, valve job, water pump, t-stat, idler pulleys & timing belt @ 172,391 miles
Wrenchinjoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2010, 05:42 AM   #3
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
spdjnky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 236
I recently replaced both front calipers on my '86 and I haven't had a problem with the Duralast so far.
__________________
1986 4Runner Automatic
rebulit 22re
OME leaf springs
BJ spacers
Edelbrock IAS shocks
31x10.50 Pro comp Mud Terrains
spdjnky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2010, 05:52 AM   #4
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
abecedarian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Temecula Valley, CA
Posts: 12,677
If you're worried, try the calipers with their rotors and stock pads for a few K miles. Mic the pads and rotors before and after and see if the wear is even between the pads and between the rotors. If the wear is even, you're probably okay.

I've got a set of Duralast semi-met pads on my 88 4Runner and they're just under 50% worn after about 20K miles. I bought a set of PF CM pads (even started a thread about it a while back) for my Runner but I have a 22RE and the calipers are different than the 3VZE equipped trucks so the pads wouldn't fit. I didn't want to go through the whole caliper / MC upgrade so returned them.

Overall, if the calipers perform as well as their pads do, I'd be fine with using them. Just thoroughly flush the fluid and you'll likely be fine.
__________________
Proud member of Yotatech's 12000+ post club.

abecedarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2010, 06:13 AM   #5
Contributing Member
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
Threadstarter [OP]
 
Ilovemountains's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Shepherdstown WV 25443
Posts: 1,045
Yeah, I replaced my master and bled the entire system out this past fall, hopefully I wont have any issues!!
__________________
2002 Tacoma D Cab 4x4 TRD, V6, rear locker, OME 881's Bilstein 5100's, wheelers 2" lift leafs, Michelin LTX A/T2 tires, Hella 700's on a home grown grille guard, rhino lined bed etc. etc.
Ilovemountains is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2010, 06:18 AM   #6
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
clydehatchet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: KY
Posts: 365
i personally dont like autozone anything. duralast has always caused me problems. you could pay a little more and get wagner from oreillys. i have always loved wagner. but thats just my $0.02. others on here have had the opposite experience.
__________________
Jeep. It's whats for dinner.
clydehatchet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2010, 07:27 AM   #7
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: SE Kansas
Posts: 485
I agree with clydehatchet, I'm not a fan of Autozone parts. I recently got my calipers from O'reilly's. They were remanned, I forget the brand, probably Cardone. I've been impressed with them so far. They came with a hardware kit, and besides the core charge, were around the same $47 range.

Abecedarian mentioned this above, It is VERY important you change all of your brake fluid, even though you flushed this past fall. With the rotor getting hot enough to turn blue, that means the brake pad was that hot as well. That extra heat will break down brake fluid, and you will have inferior brake fluid starting off with the new calipers/pads/rotor. Just flush everything thoroughly, and you will be set.
yayfortrees is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2010, 07:48 AM   #8
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
anthony1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: torrance, CA.
Posts: 1,528
Send a message via AIM to anthony1 Send a message via Yahoo to anthony1
I'm using the Autozone calipers now. It's working fine. The pads from Autozone is life time warranty. I've only paid about 20 bucks once. I've been going back and exchange for a new one for about 6 yrs now.
__________________
http://www.angelfire.com/ca6/954runner
GOD's Country Best Seen In A 4 Runner. SAS'd front: ARB,Marlin arms, rear: cable elock,APlinks,OEmu860,35MT/R 5spd, 4:1, 5.29.
..."But officer, that was not an illegal turn, it was just an undocumented turn."
anthony1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2010, 05:28 AM   #9
Contributing Member
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
Threadstarter [OP]
 
Ilovemountains's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Shepherdstown WV 25443
Posts: 1,045
I ended up getting calipers from Advanced Auto, they are the Cardone brand remans... Autozone tried to sell me a miss matched set, well they were both re manufactured but by 2 totally different companies, one was silver one was black. I also went with the Performance Friction pads, Ive been using them for years now and they held up great with good feel. I'm going to get started on replacing everything this evening, while Im at it Im going to re-pack the inner and outer wheel bearings and lube the axle tubes.... I also ordered a pair of new brake drums for the rear, I got Centric brand on Amazon shipped for $25 each!! Thats half the price that I found them everywhere else, Ive had great luck with their rotors in the past so Im hoping that the drums will hold up too!
__________________
2002 Tacoma D Cab 4x4 TRD, V6, rear locker, OME 881's Bilstein 5100's, wheelers 2" lift leafs, Michelin LTX A/T2 tires, Hella 700's on a home grown grille guard, rhino lined bed etc. etc.
Ilovemountains is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2010, 05:51 AM   #10
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
94svt50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: KENTUCKY
Posts: 142
Good luck with those. I have been using the autozone calipers for about 7 years, about every three years I have to take them back because they freeze up, good thing for the warranty.
__________________
-1989 4x4 22re
- homemade flat bed
-Destination M/T 31"-KYB monomax shocks-"add a leaf"
-2003 Land Rover Disco HSE7
-2002 pathfinder 4x4 w/lsd
94svt50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2010, 06:51 AM   #11
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Yellowknife, Canada
Posts: 183
Stay away from NAPA, on my third pass side in two years and they die just out of warranty. If you can find them- try Hawk HPS pads, best I've used so far.
dfarr67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2010, 02:13 PM   #12
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
LITLRED's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Vancouver< WA
Posts: 236
Lots of good brake info here.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=775780
__________________
86 4Runner rebuilt 22RE Auto engnbldr kit 0.020 over, denso iridium 5305s, 10.5 x 31 dueler A/T, smitttybuilt front, custom back, RP 10w30, mech oil pressure gauge, alarm, big 3 upgrade, third brake light mod, Galant power antenna swap, starter relay mod,JVC audio/pioneer 6 x 9s, Zuk rear spring mod 14 x 125 lb. Tranny Cooler, Equus Tach, MagnaFlow
LITLRED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2010, 02:13 PM
Yotatech
4WD Truck




Paid Advertisement
Reply

Tags
advance, auto, bad, brake, caliper, calipers, cardone, cost, drums, duralast, good, hardware, napa, pads, zone

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:36 PM.


2010 InternetBrands, Inc.