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Old 08-14-2012, 05:27 AM
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Iv been wanting to do the akebono front claiper conversion on my 99 jgc. Where did you guys buy your calipers and brackets from? Thanks everyone!
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:39 AM
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Re: Akebono?

You can get semi loaded (includes brackets) or fully loaded (includes brackets and pads) calipers from R1 concepts, they are a vendor here and offer a forum member discount. I will be ordering mine from them soon. I believe they are centric brand which I have liked in the past and there is no return core. You could get a set from any local auto parts place, but they would probably charge a core and they might not be happy if you return a different kind of caliper. Or there is a dealer option, it would be worth it to at least call one and see what they would charge for the akebono kit.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:05 PM
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Re: Akebono?

I checked the local auto store but like you said, they wouldnt alow me return a different style caliper. Ill check out R1's prices. Thanks for the info
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:19 PM
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Re: Akebono?

Just for jeeps has them as well but they are pricey at $225 loaded (pair) and they also have a discount for forum members, R1's are $64.61 semi-loaded per & $86.86 loaded per.
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Has anyone done front and rear conversions? Most people iv seen has only done fronts.
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Re: Akebono?

There is no rear conversion they were Teves throughout the WJ model years. Only the fronts can be converted from Teves to Akebono.
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Thanks everyone. Does anyone know the discount code for members on R1's site?
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There isn't a discount code for R1, just send a PM to R1concepts from the vendor page here with the part numbers you want and Steven will take care of you.
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Re: Akebono?

I did it on my 99.....the guys at O'Reily's never checked.
Just buy the Akebono's and return the Tevis's.
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Re: Akebono?

I actually purchased my new akebono's thru R1 concepts
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