05-06 front brake calipers on an 04

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  1. FSTJACK

    FSTJACK Full Access Member

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    I would like to hear from the folks that have replaced the stock front caliper on an 04 with the 05-06 caliper.

    What did it take to do this swap?

    Thanks.
     
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    I was waiting to see if anyone has done this... ive been looking in to this. I have crossed the knuckle part numbers between the 04 to 05- 06 and there the same. Also the rotors are the same for all years 04-06 so it looks to be just a direct bolt on just remove the caliper and braket on the 04 and pop on a 05 caliper well i know its not a for sure but i will know in a month or two
     
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    Thanks for looking this up.
     
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    I read on here somewhere that it was a waste of time and money :dontknow:
    Seems the 04's actually work better for some reason :dontknow:

    (just had to add my .02 :D )
    now we can watch everyone come out to dispute me :p :D

    personally,I just like the looks of the 04's WAAAAY better :rock:
     
  5. JTS VENOM PERFORMANCE

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    i think they are trying to get the 04's on the 05/06 trucks so they can run the bogart 18's Jack is having built:)
     
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    I have read all the reviews and all ive seen said they stop the same very minimal diffrence if any. So i would be doing it for looks.. If i find they do fit i will be willing to trade for the 05-06 calipers. I have a set of low milage ones in perfect condition just to throw that out there
     
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    I have yet to do it but I think I was told it is easier to change the pads on the 05/06...
     
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    I have done the swap. It's a direct bolt up. Remove the 04 caliper and bracket and just bolt on the 05-06 caliper. 04 brake lines are different than the 05-06. your 04 lines will work but the steel end at the caliper will need to be bent a little.

    I cant say for sure that braking performance improved because I switched pads at the same time(Zechausen)
    Pad changes are easier on 05-06's
     
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    Good info,I'm thinking the '05-'06 calipers are better then the '04's other wise why did Dodge upgrade them??? I think they must have upgraded them for the weight factor on the QC's and just put them on the RC's too?
     
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    So if there is any one that wants to trade front calipers let me know.. the only thing i would perfer is lower milage on them and them to be in as good of condition as mine (7k) let me know
     
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    i would be up for a trade. i like the look of the new ones with the white bolt on the exposed face.
     
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    Switched mine over direct swap and if your upgrading to stainless lines than you dont have to mod the old ones at all
     
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    how well does it fit?
     
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    They swap over just fine.
     
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    might have a set back for sale !!!!!
     
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    I'll trade my '04's for some '05-'06's, I just want to be able to install a Viper decal.
     
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    05 06 front brake calipers on an 04

    I have for sale two front brake calipers from my E30 318is. They are the Girling calipers.

    I replaced them on my car, when I bought the car,even though they were fully functional. I replaced them with a rebuilt set, but these actually worked better than the ones I replaced them with.

    Asking 60 OBO for the pair. Thanks
     
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    Anyone have there 04 calipers for sell?
     
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    Yes I have a couple sets.
    [email protected]