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loaded or unloaded calipers

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Seventy4Blazer, Feb 20, 2002.

  1. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    whats the difference and what is better?
    i can get unloaded for 21.99ea new. and i can get loaded set for like 60 or so.
    Grant

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  2. Stoopalini

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    Loaded calipers come with the brake pads, and unloaded come without them. The laoded ones may come pre-bled with fluid, but I'm not sure on that.

    That's the only real difference I know of ........

    Thomas.

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  3. Seventy4Blazer

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    you might know this one too.
    whats semi-loaded? only fluid or only pads?
    thanks bro
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  4. BowtieBlazer

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    ttt I am interested in knowing this as well

    Definately a pavement pounder...with the caveman clutch

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    I've never heard of semi-loaded calipers. Loaded calipers come with pads, no fluid. Even if they had fluid, you would have to re-bleed them once you connected your hoses. I have no idea what semi-loaded are, unless they mean that they come loaded with semi-metallic brake pads, or they come with pads, but they're not stuck in the caliper? I dunno.

    Diesel

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    Ditto ..... I've never heard of Semi-Loaded Calipers?

    Maybe they're for tractor trailors? [​IMG] LOL

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    Never heard of semi loaded calipers (now I've been semi-loaded on may occassion!) Unloaded = Just caliper; loaded were caliper/pads & mounting pins/bolts when I asked about them last week @ parts house.
     
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    Unloaded means it is just the caliper. Loaded means it is the caliper, pads, and the hardware kit (anti-rattle clips, bushings, rubber seals,bolts). No such thing as semi-loaded.


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    Loaded calipers come with pads and mounting bolts, unloaded calipers are calipers only. The loaded calipers come with cheap grade of pads so you may not want to use them. It is usually cheaper to just buy the loaded calipers and keep the pads for back ups and buy some good pads to install. I don't know where you are buying unloaded calipers new for 21.99 ea. but i can buy loaded rebuilts for that price each.
     
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    they are 11.99 but a ten dollar core charge. i am not turning in calipers so i figure the cost is then 21.99
    it would cost about the same to buy loaded calipers or buy them all seperate. i got the bolts already. but i dont know. i will find out what kind of pads are on them. and a spare set of bolts would be kind of nice.
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