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Kodiak Disc Brake Caliper - Dacromet - 3,500 lbs to 6,000 lbs

Kodiak Disc Brake Caliper - Dacromet - 3,500 lbs to 6,000 lbs

Item # KDBC225DAC
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Caliper is constructed of cast iron and plated with Dacromet for superior rust-resistant durability. Includes oversize, piston for increased braking torque and high-performance, ceramic brake pads. 1-800-940-8924 to order Kodiak accessories and parts part number KDBC225DAC or order online at Free expert support on all Kodiak products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Kodiak Disc Brake Caliper - Dacromet - 3,500 lbs to 6,000 lbs. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Kodiak Accessories and Parts - KDBC225DAC

  • Trailer Brakes
  • Disc Brakes
  • Caliper Parts
  • Caliper
  • Kodiak
  • 3500 lbs
  • 6000 lbs

Caliper is constructed of cast iron and plated with Dacromet for superior rust-resistant durability. Includes oversize, piston for increased braking torque and high-performance, ceramic brake pads.


  • Cast iron construction prevents flexing - keeps braking torque consistent
  • Self-adjusting design ensures smooth, even braking
  • Low-drag ability retracts piston farther than traditional models
    • Less friction leads to a cooler-running brake
  • 2-1/4" Piston is 30 percent larger than in most disc brake systems
    • Increased braking torque
    • Shorter stopping distance
  • Ceramic brake pads provide superior performance for more consistent braking
    • Withstand high temperatures for maximum wear
  • Dacromet plating provides excellent corrosion resistance for freshwater or saltwater use
    • 300- to 400-Hour salt-spray rating
  • Caliper includes:
    • 2 Stainless steel guide bolts
    • Dual-port bleed screw
    • Stainless steel piston
    • Ceramic brake pads


  • Application: disc brakes with the following
    • Axle rating: 3,500 lbs - 6,000 lbs
    • Rotor diameter: 10" and 12"
  • Piston diameter: 2-1/4"
  • 3-Year warranty

DBC-225-DAC Kodiak Disc Brake Caliper - Dacromet Finish - 3,500 lbs - 6,000 lbs

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Kodiak Disc Brake Caliper - Dacromet - 3,500 lbs to 6,000 lbs - KDBC225DAC

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (86 Customer Reviews)

Caliper is constructed of cast iron and plated with Dacromet for superior rust-resistant durability. Includes oversize, piston for increased braking torque and high-performance, ceramic brake pads.


These are better than original. Installation for a triple axle trailer only took an hour not including running brake lines.


Perfect fit on my 2004 MasterCraft tandem axle trailer. Drop in replacement for the "Reliable" calipers that were on there.
Incredibly fast shipping, came loaded with pads and all the hardware needed to bolt them right up and bleed them. Couldnt be happier!

One year later - my only regret is not doing the Kodiak install sooner!
Ved - 09/06/2021


They look and work great


Great help when you are looking for parts on a discontinued trailer!

Fast shipping.


The brakes on my boat trailer looked like they never worked since new. The pistons were bonded in place with rust. These are the exact same brakes so they went on with no problems. Learned I needed to inspect trailer brakes a lot more often. One star off because one of the bleed screws would leak no matter how tight I set it. I had an old screw so I just used it.


Joanne was extremely helpful and the order arrived only
about a week early! All parts for 10 inch disc brakes worked.


Exact replacement for my damaged caliper. And they shipped it fast!


Once order was shipped it arrived very quickly, now my trailer is ready for memorial day weekend


Fit perfectly on a 20 year old trailer! Worked great.


Very pleased with the product


This is actually the second time I purchased one of these calipers. The first time was about a month back when one froze on me due to water in the brake system. Of course this happened the day before I was going on vacation.
While very happy with the quality of the caliper it was the customer service that was most impressive. I called in a panic in the early afternoon to see if I could get the part overnight. The sales consultant went way beyond what he could have done and hand delivered my order to shipping department so it would get out yet that day.
My point here is that you can buy good parts anywhere on the web these days but the reason I came back and will keep coming back was the service I got (get) from eTrailer's employees. That extra effort allowed me to leave on time for vacation with my family.
Oh and yeah Kodiak makes good stuff. Everything installed well and is working great. Thank you!

Everything has been working great. Still appreciate the excellent service I received and look forward to doing business with etrailer again.
Bill T - 07/30/2018


This product is an exact replacement for our Three axle trailer brakes, works as advertised.


Great product ...and as usual, GREAT service from etrailer!


AS described got here in 3 days. Went on easily. all parts in the box. Slides moved freely tested and worked great.

The calipers have been great and still working strong, very Pleased.
kevin H - 06/26/2017


Boat trailer caliper was seized and causing the brakes to overheat. Headed over to since they seem to have the best part selection and easiest website to navigate.

I purchased a caliper that came with pads pre-installed ( and a rotor (

Installation went smoothly. I'll be back for the other side when it's time.

Easy product search process. Easy order process. Fast delivery.


Great experience. Fast delivery! Thank you!


Calipers arrived assembled with the disc pads and new mounting bolts. Very easy to assemble. Very satisfied with my purchase

The disc brake system i installed on my boat trailer is still working great. I have not had any issues with the new pads and calipers. Thank you for the excellent service.
Mc2 - 01/11/2017


I ordered new Kodiak 225 caliper to replace the frozen one on my boat trailer, which I use in Puget sound area. The part came as advertised, quick delivery no hassel no problems. I upgraded to a more salt resistant caliper. Use stainless if you can afford it

Etrailer service outstanding


I ordered Dakota 225 brake caliper. It worked as it should. The problem is that I had bought two calipers and two rotors 3 years ago from E trailer and installed them. They worked but on seized up (would not release from the rotor) and overheated. I had to place the overide pin in my surge actuator and drive tow the boat and trailer .
I would think the caliper would last more than three years with less than 25 trips to the lake.


I bought these for my '05 Mastercraft (Reliable) trailer. They were a direct replacement for the originals. They came loaded with new pads and will fit either side. All the fittings were already installed and new mounting bolts were included which made installing them quick and easy. Great product at a great price.


The caliper arrived later in the day but I managed to install it and get a guy to help me bleed the lines before he went home.
Kodiak brakes are the best. I have noticed pad separation in the last pair of pads I had to replace; but I believe that is from the heat from the stuck caliper.


Ez to install and works great. Hard to find brake lines with right fittings. All in all a quality product


Got it fast thanks


Excellent service once again from etrailer. Ordered new Kodiak 225 Calipers after the first set lasted 10 years. Great quality from Kodiak.


I ordered brake calipers for my boat trailer just before the 4th July weekend and received the following thursday. Definitely exceeded my expectations. The Calipers were the correct ones and installed same day. Nice work trailer!

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  • Bleeding Trailer Brakes After Installing Kodiak 225 Disc Brake Calipers
    When you bleed the brakes on your trailer after installing the Kodiak Calipers # KDBC225DAC, you will want to start with the brake that is furthest away from the actuator. Of the two bleeder valves, you will want to use the bleeder valve that is on the top. If you are manually bleeding the brakes, it is easiest to use a clear jar to collect the brake fluid in so it is easier to see when there are no more bubbles in the fluid. Be sure to open the top bleeder valve when you are bleeding...
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  • Does Kodiak Disc Brake Caliper Come with Brake Pads
    Yes, replacement caliper # KDBC225DAC includes ceramic brake pads. I have linked a video featuring this caliper for you.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Disc Brakes that Won't Activate Although Actuator Moves Fluid
    First step I would try is bleeding the brakes. It sounds like you have an air bubble that needs to just be worked out of the lines and then the brakes should start working again. I attached a help article on bleeding trailer brakes too. First top off the master cylinder with appropriate fluid. Next you will want to pump the fluid from the master cylinder. You can do this by unbolting the plate that holds the lever in place and then use that lever to actuate the master cylinder and force...
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  • Replacement Caliper Recommendation for Mastercraft Trailer with Reliable Calipers
    From the research I did the Kodiak 225 calipers like the part # KDBC225DAC that you referenced are an exact replacement for the Mastercraft setup you currently have.
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  • Replacement Calipers for Kodiak 225 Calipers on 3500-lbs Axles
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  • Will Kodiak Disc Brake Caliper Work With Trailer Surge Brake System
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