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Old 08-29-2016, 12:52 PM
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I'm currently refreshing the brakes on my '04 Sea Lion trailer and am using the existing caliper brackets and rotors and installing new loaded Kodiak dacromet calipers that I purchase from you all several months ago.

http://www.easternmarine.com/kodiak-...cad-dbc225scad

The brackets had some rust so I cleaned them off and repainted them before mounting them back on the axle flanges. The mating surfaces were free of any significant rust and as such were still nice and flat. However, after I got the brackets on, rotors in place and calipers mounted, I noticed the edge of one of the rotors was rubbing against the inside of the caliper between the pads. I took the caliper back off and cleaned up the excess loctite (bolts were factory coated with it) that had built up between the caliper and bracket thinking that may have caused it to not line up properly. After install, it was better but still rubbed.

Have you run across this issue before? I noticed there was a little bit of play in the brackets after loosely bolting them on...meaning I could rotate them a little as if I were trying to spin them around the spindle. So I centered them as best I could on the mounting holes figuring that would center them best.

If new caliper brackets are the recommended solution, do you guys stock the non-SS ones for rotors w/ integrated hubs, part no. CMB-10-I-DAC I believe?




One a side not, one of the calipers had hardly any grease inside the slider bolt boots and as such it wouldn't slide. There was grease in there, but it was the consistency of dried up peanut butter. I had to pull the pins out and re-grease them. Just something for other installing these calipers to watch out for....

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Old 08-30-2016, 09:49 AM
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Was this issue on just one wheel?
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:54 AM
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Yes, one wheel only. I also tried swapping the calipers from side to side and the rubbing remained on the same side.
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Old 09-06-2016, 06:34 AM
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How about swapping the bracket too?
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