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cheapest caddy calipers?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by surpip, May 23, 2004.

  1. surpip

    surpip 1 ton status

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    where is the cheapest place to get the caddy calipers? i wa going to get them from aazkickin but if annyboddy knows where to get the same quality cheaper let me know /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
     
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    They're about as rare as hens teeth, so they aren't particularly cheap anywhere. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  3. RootBreaker

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    They're about as rare as hens teeth, so they aren't particularly cheap anywhere. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

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    they are not rare.. Pep Boys has them.. new with pads...

    $250!!! /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif no core... dont know if the ebrake lever is there.. but i doubt it.. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Found mine for $35 shipped to my door, came complete with levers, springs, used pads, mounting hardware /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif then I had another ck5 member rebuild them /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    They're about as rare as hens teeth, so they aren't particularly cheap anywhere. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

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    they are not rare.. Pep Boys has them.. new with pads...

    $250!!! /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif no core... dont know if the ebrake lever is there.. but i doubt it.. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    The reason they cost so much is that they're so rare. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif They were only made for 3 years, and for only a single car model. Other ebrake calipers cost far less (because there are zillions of them in junkyards) but won't work for our application. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif And you're correct, they don't come with the e-brake lever. But stay tuned. The folks at Az-Kickin' Off Road may have a custom solution to that little problem very soon. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    sweet im on a tight buget as im shure every one is and having never done annything like this before its a huge help to be able to learn to do it the easiest way!! thanks again and i will be a member soon!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
     
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    Couldn't there be another solution like late 80s transam rear calipers or impala SS calipers or something??
     
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    The later model calipers don't open wide enough. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    hmmm, even newer trucks? What about other makes? Are there any current kits that come with calipers, levers and cables?
     
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    ya there is a kit that comes with everything its from ORU but its like 1300 /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif clams, would be real nice comes with EVERYTHING plus the pcv valve but dont really have that kind of money!!
     
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    Humm...... a pcv valve??? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    a four-disc proportioning valve, sorry thats waht i call them /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    www.car-parts.com

    Found mine for $35 shipped to my door, came complete with levers, springs, used pads, mounting hardware /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif then I had another ck5 member rebuild them /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    mine wasnt as good... $26 for both plus $20 shipping to my door... $46!!! /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    i emailed like 10 places from car=part no responces =(
     
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    i emailed like 10 places from car=part no responces =(

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    ummm they have phone numbers listed.. you gotta realize that most of these are junkyards where the people are non computer literate.. so they rather deal with the ole telephono!!! /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    Just so everyone knows....I called the $12.95 Texas place from car-parts.com and they don't have anymore. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    Just so everyone knows....I called the $12.95 Texas place from car-parts.com and they don't have anymore. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

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    sorry John I tried tellin ya early enough.. but hey there are other places for $30 each /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I had the caddy calipers with the ebrake lever, but didnt really like them too much. The ebrake didnt hold as well as I would have like it to. Instead just hook up a line lock, I did and it works good as hell. I ran the line lock up front and the caddies in the rear.
     
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    I had the caddy calipers with the ebrake lever, but didnt really like them too much. The ebrake didnt hold as well as I would have like it to. Instead just hook up a line lock, I did and it works good as hell. I ran the line lock up front and the caddies in the rear.

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    umm all I want the ebrake cable for is for inspection.. im going to go with some company.. (I have been drinkin too much right now to think of whom /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif) but they sell a kit where you throw a switch and it locks the brakes... I forget whom/how/what/etc... but when I need to worry about the actual ebrake working (adide from putting truck in gear) then I will worry about it again..... say amen to white label whisky.. /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    I had the caddy calipers with the ebrake lever, but didnt really like them too much. The ebrake didnt hold as well as I would have like it to. Instead just hook up a line lock, I did and it works good as hell. I ran the line lock up front and the caddies in the rear.

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    umm all I want the ebrake cable for is for inspection.. im going to go with some company.. (I have been drinkin too much right now to think of whom /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif) but they sell a kit where you throw a switch and it locks the brakes... I forget whom/how/what/etc... but when I need to worry about the actual ebrake working (adide from putting truck in gear) then I will worry about it again..... say amen to white label whisky.. /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

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    Well sorry, all we have is the sniffer here in cali, and shes got a strong nose.
     

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