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Old 10-30-2017, 07:32 PM   #1
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hello everyone, so i was at the wrecking yard yesterday and was looking through the pathfinders and happen to walk past a 95/96 toyota 4 runner that had 4 piston calipers, now i was wondering if anyone has tried to see if these bolt up to our spindles with little to no modification, and the rotors on the 4 runner look close to the same size as the pathfinder, i was under a time crunch otherwise i would have tried it right there at the yard lol, just trying to see what else might work before i go all out on some z32 brakes
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you sure they were 4 piston? most are 2 piston floating. typically a 4piston will be a fixed caliper (2 pistons/side of the rotor). what is the proposed advantage? stopping power comes from pad size AND piston spacing AND piston size, but most importantly tires.

personally i dont like fixed piston brakes on a DD. i had them on my RX7 turbo and found them to actually be hard to drive cleanly or modulate properly. might have been then 1980's design, but i cant imagine the newer ones being much different.
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They were 4 piston, and a 4 piston caliper will give you a higher clamping force they a floating caliper, and ensure more accurate braking, they are good for racing applications, in my case I tow, and also plan a v8 upgrade later in my future and this will help all around
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According to google they are a true 4 piston. Have not seen anyone use them on a Nissan, and I can almost guarantee they will not bolt up with little to no modifications.
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The 4x4 and Heavy Duty Nissan Hardbody trucks come with 4 piston calipers. For sure they will fit.

Finding a Heavy Duty in the wrecking yard would be tough, but finding a 4x4 should not be hard.

They will fit. The Toyota ones may but probably won't. I mean, what are the chances that 2 competing companies just happen to space their bolts apart exactly the same?
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the 4x4 arent 4 piston. they are 2, floating. i have a 4x4.
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No kidding?

OK, well all Frontiers should have 4 piston calipers. Just grab the rotors, too.

No, stock 14-inch wheels will not fit over those rotors.
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yah its a two piston floating caliper.

which frontier has a fixed caliper because they are pretty rare pre 2012 from most manufacturers. Also, every picture i found of frontier 4x4 front calipers were 2piston floating. including the pro x-4 models though 2016. this is according to a few sites like rock auto and autozone's listings.

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My ex has the 2003 2x4 with Toyota's "prerunner" look.

Her brake parts were direct bolt on to my truck, but she wouldn't swap me. Biotch.

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and the newer one is a 4piston fixed caliper?
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