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    ^ yeap, using caliper bracket from the 2017 would be a key here. I think most wreckers have calipers come with a caliper bracket either way.



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    I didn't know there was a separate caliper support bracket. I had been under the assumption it was mounted directly to the strut tower. I haven't looked into the mounting assembly yet since I can't even get the parts till this weekend. Hopefully it'll be a bit warmer than it has been for when I pull it all apart.

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    Or are you talking about the mounting plate?

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    Here is a diagram that should clear things up:

    Front Brakes
    1) Rotor
    2) Hub
    3) Wheel stud
    4) Wheel bearing
    5) Wheel bearing snap ring
    6) Splash shield
    7) Splash shield bolt
    8) Caliper assembly
    9) Caliper support
    10) Brake pads
    11) Brake hose
    12) ABS sensor

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    Joe, did you get around putting the brakes on yet?

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    Sorry I kinda fell off the face of the earth there. My trucks been giving me issues that I've been busy trying to fix so I haven't gotten around to the mirage yet. I hope to get back to it soon but my truck is a priority. I'll let you all know when I get to it but it might take a week or two depending on what happens with the pickup.

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    No worries, let us know when you've finished the swap! Good luck with your truck

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    Joe, any update?

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    Is it really that hilly around Plymouth, ma?
    Zero, my 2014 ES Plus gone but not forgotten. We're driving the Beetle of the 21st century

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    No update yet. Very difficult to find the parts I'm looking for. Haven't tried directly from the dealer yet because usually the parts are more expensive than I can justify. They wanted $250 for a single fog light when I needed it so I'm not to eager to go back. but so far calipers and the mounting brackets are nearly impossible to find. I been trying the local junkyards but haven't come across any totaled mirages yet. Not a popular car around here.

    And not from Ma, Pennsylvania native and there's a lot of mountains.



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