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Connects the steering knuckles to the axle on the solid axle and for the IFS system, it connects the upper and lower control arms to the steering knuckle.

A brake caliper, or just a caliper, is the "muscle" of the brake system.

This mechanism also houses the brake pads or shoes and the ABS control valve. It receives fluid from the master cylinder, forcing the brake pads or shoes against the rotor, causing the rotors to slow and/or stop.

A friction bearing part that clamps down onto the rotor, causing the rotor to slow and/or stop.