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Old 10-31-2017, 04:58 PM   #11
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The calipers on my truck are 4 piston (it's the Heavy Duty version) and so were the calipers on hers. The calipers and rotors were both just a little bigger than mine.

I know the Frontier comes in 4x4 and 4-cylinder versions. I do not know if all versions use the same brake setup.

By 4 piston calipers, we are talking 2 pistons on each caliper. Right and Left = 4 pistons. Correct?
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Old 10-31-2017, 05:29 PM   #12
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Oh man I was just getting excited...

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You can see pistons on each side, for clamping force directly applied to the pad by pistons on each side of rotor.
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Old 10-31-2017, 05:31 PM   #13
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NO.

its pistons PER CALIPER. pistons/caliper. 2 pistons on one caliper = A two piston caliper
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The calipers on my truck are 4 piston (it's the Heavy Duty version) and so were the calipers on hers. The calipers and rotors were both just a little bigger than mine.

I know the Frontier comes in 4x4 and 4-cylinder versions. I do not know if all versions use the same brake setup.

By 4 piston calipers, we are talking 2 pistons on each caliper. Right and Left = 4 pistons. Correct?
Our trucks only come with 2 piston calipers. 2 per side.
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Our trucks only come with 2 piston calipers. 2 per side.
Except the ones that come with 1 piston calipers. That's what I thought this thread was talking about.

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Just misunderstanding.

I was wrong, OK?

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Old 11-01-2017, 04:42 PM   #16
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DUUUUDE get it RIGHT.


kidding. yah its a little different calculation. I do think its easier to service fixed calipers because of the way they load the pads, but i find it harder to bleed the whole thing properly. plus if all of the pistons arent in perfect shape you can get some really odd pulling.
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