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Calipers: Material

Calipers: Material


What material makes up your car’s calipers?  Why are your front tires so black and not your rear tires?  Is all caliper material equally safe?  

Learn the array of different materials used for calipers.  

Brake Caliper Material Types

Resources Brake calipers are the ‘muscle’ component of disc brake systems. Because they have to hold up under extreme conditions, they are made from super-strong materials. Calipers are subjected to: the hydraulic pressure of brake fluid, the extreme heat generated when braking, and very dirty

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