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Old 08-20-2016, 06:52 AM   #1
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Brakes for 2004 40FDTS

Need supplier and part numbers for front brake pads and calipers for a 2004 40FDTS. Shop is having trouble finding the parts and supplier. They tried to track it down using the VIN but are having trouble. Reportedly they did find a supplier who deals in "Alpine parts" but the quote they received was more than $600 per caliper.... total cost for parts just to do the front brakes would be close to $3000. This seems excessive to me. Seems that the supplier has cornered the market and is asking outrages amounts for "Alpine parts". Would appreciate assistance in finding out what brake system was used for this model and how I can get the part number.
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:39 AM   #2
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Powerful search tool on this forum--lots of good info on brakes. The casing number on the calipers should lead your repair shop to the local NAPA or truck parts store. With few exceptions, there is really no such thing as "Alpine parts." For example: the axle assembly is Meritor--used on many vehicles besides Alpine. Am sure someone will chime in with specific part numbers. Would be a bit concerned that the repair shop was stymied so easily with this.
PS--the tech library on the ACA website is also a great source of information, a quick search of the forum pointed to Bosch truck parts....
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Thanks for the info. Found parts but pretty spend.... Will share info on parts once work is completed.
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My info on the Meritor 4 piston brakes is that they were used on Ford - large trucks I assume.
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Sounds like you are on track--but as I recall the brand name on my 03 [4-piston] calipers is Dayton......also seems like other Alpine owners have found calipers, pads and disks as generic or std parts for Ford and Chev medium duty trucks-and for not too bad a price.....
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