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Calipers - What changed in late 2016?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by jimmyz80, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. jimmyz80

    jimmyz80 Member

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    The red brake calipers available on tesla.com have a disclaimer that reads "This upgrade is only available for vehicles built prior to 11/22/2016".

    Out of curiosity, does anyone know what changed after that date? Are older calipers no longer compatible with the refreshed cars?
     
  2. ColBatGuano

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    I read somewhere that the rear calipers now have the parking brake in them instead of in a separate caliper.
     
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  3. chillaban

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    Correct -- sometime late 2016, non-P models now only have one rear caliper with fewer pistons. It serves as both the regular brake and parking brake.

    But I see a lot of recent-build P100D models which still have 2 calipers.


    (FWIW I doubt there's any performance difference the average driver will notice between the old and new brake design. It's a smart cost-reducing and simplifying move)
     
  4. jimmyz80

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    Thanks everyone. My search terms were originally pulling up nothing, but now that you pointed out the new integrated rear calipers I was able to find all of the existing threads on this topic.

    Ruins my plan of buying a temporary set of used calipers to use while I have my brand new ones powder coated. :p
     

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