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TRD Big Brakes #270192 Sep 8, 5:41pm Sep 8, 5:41pm
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confusedI am so freakin confused and i can never seem to find the answer. well here goes. everywhere ive looked i see that the big brake kit from TRD does not specify gt or gts. so im assuming its for both. does this kit replace all 4 discs on the gts? and does it convert the drums to discs in the back of the gt? plz somebody who owns or knows about the kit, help me out. confused

Re: TRD Big Brakes [Re: bigdru694ever] #270193 Sep 8, 5:45pm Sep 8, 5:45pm
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The TRD big brake kit is made by Stoptech. I have dial-up so I'm too lazy to check myself but I don't think the kit is specific to either the GT or GTS. All it will include is upgraded rotors, calipers and stainless steel brake lines to replace your old ones. This replaces the FRONT brakes only, not the rear. If you have a GT you're still stuck with shit-for-brakes in the back, but in all honesty I think a set of $1800 front brakes should slow your shit down pretty quick.

Re: TRD Big Brakes [Re: bigdru694ever] #270194 Sep 8, 5:46pm Sep 8, 5:46pm
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the front discs would be the same on both GT and GTS, it wouldn't replace the drums you woul dhave to get the rear disc brakes from a GTS


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Re: TRD Big Brakes [Re: bigdru694ever] #270195 Sep 8, 5:47pm Sep 8, 5:47pm
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o i see, does anyone know how difficult it would be to do a drum-to-disc conversion?

Re: TRD Big Brakes [Re: bigdru694ever] #270196 Sep 8, 6:16pm Sep 8, 6:16pm
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i was under the impression it would be costly. if you could get the rear disc assembly off a wrecked GTS you'd save yourself some $$$

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Originally Posted by bigdru694ever
o i see, does anyone know how difficult it would be to do a drum-to-disc conversion?


$740 here:

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

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^^ you would have to upgrade ur front rotors also though with that kit


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Re: TRD Big Brakes [Re: My Sixth Gear] #270199 Sep 8, 10:54pm Sep 8, 10:54pm
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correct...

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that's about as expensive as i thought. correct me if i'm wrong but as effective as front and rear discs would be, wouldn't upgraded front rotors/calipers be sufficient for a GT? i'm planning on getting a set of Rotora brakes this spring.

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The front brakes do more or less 90% of the actual braking. So you don't really need to do a rear disc swap.. other then the fact that well drums are so ugly!

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^^^ correct

i know with my bike the front brakes do 3/4 of the stopping

its all weight transfer


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Re: TRD Big Brakes [Re: Stephen] #270203 Sep 9, 8:54am Sep 9, 8:54am
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Originally Posted by Stephen
that's about as expensive as i thought. correct me if i'm wrong but as effective as front and rear discs would be, wouldn't upgraded front rotors/calipers be sufficient for a GT? i'm planning on getting a set of Rotora brakes this spring.


yeah Stephen - the most practical thing to do for a GT imo would be to get a bbk for the front and leave the rear alone...

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