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My August 2012 build of my 2013 DGC SXT has 17" tires and the large 2 piston front calipers as standard equipment. Never seen any 2013 and up without HD brakes. If its got 17" tires, its got HD brakes.
 

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Wow,

Sorry dknj, but this group loves to argue. I guess that happens with a passionate group of people.

To your question -
2011 - 2019 Caravan and Town and Country, all have the same engine, with the same hp and torque rating. They all have the same radiator and cooling system. They all have the same trans cooler. There are no optional parts.

HD Brakes - according to my FCA Documents, became available sometime in 2012. They became standard equipment as of 2014. They can be identified by the twin piston front Calipers, 13.2" rotors and 17" wheels. They a significant improvement over the previous brakes. Well worth your trouble to find.

Don't get caught up looking for the factory towing package. It includes a factory hitch, Nivomat shocks for self leveling (nice, but not a requirement) and factory trailer wiring. I have out fitted a 2015 and a 2019 with an aftermarket hitch and wiring. I have towed a 6 x 12 enclosed cargo trailer all over the U. S. I have been very pleased with the performance of my "non-towing" package caravan(s).
 

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Wow,
Sorry dknj, but this group loves to argue. ...HD Brakes - according to my FCA Documents, became available sometime in 2012. They became standard equipment as of 2014. They can be identified by the twin piston front Calipers, 13.2" rotors and 17" wheels. They a significant improvement over the previous brakes. Well worth your trouble to find.
Weird, some (well, at least one) said otherwise:


Exactly. According to interchange CV went to HD brakes in 2015, Routan in 2014, T&C and other DGC trims in 2016. Officially the change happened in 2015, but interchange still shows them for 2016.
 

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Well, I knew for certain it wasn't 2013. Thought it was done the same model year as the Pentastar upgrade. Mopar needs to fix their interchange list if the switch happened in 2014.
 

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Click the link. It shows interchange for the part (Left Rear Caliper w/ SD Brakes - 68029849AE).

Part Fitment
MakeModelYear
  • Engine
Important vehicle option details
ChryslerTown & Country2008-2016
  • 6 Cyl 3.3L, 6 Cyl 3.6L, 6 Cyl 3.8L, 6 Cyl 4.0L
Gold, Limited, Limited Platinum, LX, S, Touring, Touring L, Touring Plus, Touring-L
DodgeGrand Caravan2008-2016
  • 6 Cyl 3.3L, 6 Cyl 3.6L, 6 Cyl 3.8L, 6 Cyl 4.0L
C/V, Crew, Express, Hero, LUX, Mainstreet, R/T, SE, SXT
RamC/V2012-2015
  • 6 Cyl 3.6L
Base
 

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My 2014 cv has heavy duty brakes, My 2013 Journey has the same heavy duty brakes .

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2008 - 2012/13 Brakes (everyone disagrees on actual effectivity date)
Front - 11.9 x 1.1" vented rotors with 66 mm single-piston caliper
Rear - 12.0 x 0.47" solid rotors with 42 mm single-piston IPB caliper

20012/13 - 2019 Brakes (everyone disagrees on actual effectivity date)
Front - 13.0 x 1.1" vented rotors with 51 mm twin-piston caliper
Rear - 12.9 x 0.47 solid rotors with 45 mm single-piston IPB caliper

Mopar 68029849AE rear caliper is close enough in size to previous model years for service to supercede the others. Mopar prefers to minimize PN's to reduce dealer and warehouse inventories.
 
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