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Exchanging Rear Drum Brakes to Disk #112028 Feb 25, 1:51pm Feb 25, 1:51pm
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Exchanging Rear Drum Brakes to Disk
I have a 2003 Celica GT with front Disk, but rear Drum with the 15 inch Alloy rims. I want to exchange the rear drums with disks, and I was thinking about going to the junk yard to strip the parts off of a wrecked celica. Can anyone tell me if i need more than just the disks and the calipers? Do i have to mod anything else?
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Re: Exchanging Rear Drum Brakes to Disk [Re: Akin] #112029 Feb 25, 1:53pm Feb 25, 1:53pm
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you need a conversion kit so that it fits... you cant just take off the drum and stick a disk on... plus you need brake lines ect...

there's a site that sells it but i have the addy @ home...

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Re: Exchanging Rear Drum Brakes to Disk [Re: spaztikid] #112030 Feb 25, 2:05pm Feb 25, 2:05pm
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how much are those?

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it was somehting like 600 ... but the brake discs, calipers, conversion hardware and everythig else was included.

Re: Exchanging Rear Drum Brakes to Disk [Re: spaztikid] #112032 Feb 25, 2:08pm Feb 25, 2:08pm
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wow, pricey

Re: Exchanging Rear Drum Brakes to Disk [Re: spaztikid] #112033 Feb 25, 2:12pm Feb 25, 2:12pm
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
it was somehting like 600 ... but the brake discs, calipers, conversion hardware and everythig else was included.


Is it really worth it to convert the rear's on a GT, or just get a big brake kit for the front's like rotora?

Re: Exchanging Rear Drum Brakes to Disk [Re: spaztikid] #112034 Feb 25, 2:14pm Feb 25, 2:14pm

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
it was somehting like 600 ... but the brake discs, calipers, conversion hardware and everythig else was included.
Wait so 600 for all cables, disk, calipers and everything needed for the conversion?

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yeah... it may have been 700... i cant remember exactly.

Re: Exchanging Rear Drum Brakes to Disk [Re: spaztikid] #112036 Feb 25, 2:20pm Feb 25, 2:20pm

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
yeah... it may have been 700... i cant remember exactly.
Do you know where i can find this at?

Re: Exchanging Rear Drum Brakes to Disk [Re: spaztikid] #112037 Feb 25, 2:26pm Feb 25, 2:26pm
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
you need a conversion kit so that it fits... you cant just take off the drum and stick a disk on... plus you need brake lines ect...

there's a site that sells it but i have the addy @ home...

Trog knows it too..

Re: Exchanging Rear Drum Brakes to Disk [Re: spaztikid] #112038 Feb 25, 2:38pm Feb 25, 2:38pm
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What exactly do i have to convert? I can't just rip out the rear disks out of a wrecked celica and slap them in? (The cheap route)?

Re: Exchanging Rear Drum Brakes to Disk [Re: Akin] #112039 Feb 25, 3:23pm Feb 25, 3:23pm
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I've already checked into this to some extent. You will need the rotors, calipers, spindles, and also the e-brake cables from a wrecked GTS. When I was thinking of doing this a rear clip from a GTS was $600.00 and that was good guy price. After weighing the cost as opposed to functionality I scrapped the idea.


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Originally Posted by CID498
I've already checked into this to some extent. You will need the rotors, calipers, spindles, and also the e-brake cables from a wrecked GTS. When I was thinking of doing this a rear clip from a GTS was $600.00 and that was good guy price. After weighing the cost as opposed to functionality I scrapped the idea.
i agree performance wise its not really worth it. But i wanna do it for a show point of view. I dont wanna get my rims and have on 18's with dinky little drum brakes on the back.

Re: Exchanging Rear Drum Brakes to Disk [Re: Akin] #112041 Feb 25, 4:34pm Feb 25, 4:34pm
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$670 bucks for the rear conversion kit.. Will help stopping power and look much better than drums IMO...

Re: Exchanging Rear Drum Brakes to Disk [Re: Akin] #112042 Feb 25, 4:47pm Feb 25, 4:47pm
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Yea heres where i got them...like skmorse said


http://www.stainlesssteelbrakes.com/products/detail/888/?make=Toyota&model=Celica&year=2002

Comes with everything

Re: Exchanging Rear Drum Brakes to Disk [Re: trog2233] #112043 Feb 25, 6:20pm Feb 25, 6:20pm
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nate... did you actually get them?

pics?

Re: Exchanging Rear Drum Brakes to Disk [Re: Akin] #112044 Feb 25, 6:27pm Feb 25, 6:27pm
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That would be pretty if you did get those. Aren't the front ones smaller, like 10" rotors? The kit includes a 12" rotor which you need at least 16" rear wheels. I've never seen a car with rear brake rotors larger than the fronts. It doesn't make sense since most of the stopping power is going to be coming from the front brakes anyways.

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Originally Posted by xXMaGNuSXx
That would be pretty if you did get those. Aren't the front ones smaller, like 10" rotors? The kit includes a 12" rotor which you need at least 16" rear wheels. I've never seen a car with rear brake rotors larger than the fronts. It doesn't make sense since most of the stopping power is going to be coming from the front brakes anyways.


Thats why you get 13 inch rotors for the front...

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That would be pretty if you did get those. Aren't the front ones smaller, like 10" rotors? The kit includes a 12" rotor which you need at least 16" rear wheels. I've never seen a car with rear brake rotors larger than the fronts. It doesn't make sense since most of the stopping power is going to be coming from the front brakes anyways.


Thats why you get 13 inch rotors for the front...
couldnt you put the Gt's front disks in the back and the rotors from this kit in the front?

Re: Exchanging Rear Drum Brakes to Disk [Re: Akin] #112047 Feb 26, 4:43pm Feb 26, 4:43pm
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if you got the rear conversion kit, could you then get a big brake kit for all four rotors like the gts?


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Re: Exchanging Rear Drum Brakes to Disk [Re: Akin] #112048 Feb 26, 4:58pm Feb 26, 4:58pm
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One of the best mods you can do for a gt.

stopping power on the gts is far supperior to the gt.


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Originally Posted by fastceli2001
if you got the rear conversion kit, could you then get a big brake kit for all four rotors like the gts?
I would think so cause the rear would be set up like a GTS. But the kit already come with 13 inch rotors.

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