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Sultan Sep 12, 5:54am - #272727 

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Brakes Upgraded and Calipers Painted -> Pics Inside...

Here is a list of mods which I installed recently..



Stoptech Slotted Rotors
SSBL (Front & Rear)
TRD Brake Pads
TRD Valve Stem Caps
G2 Red Brake Calipers



A brief review and 8 Pics follow... Please wait until they're all posted
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Sultan Sep 12, 6:06am - #272728 

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The new slotted rotors and stainless steel brake lines look nice but the Performance increase is minimal. I expected this from the outset however now that I've tried them out personally, I deem it solely an appearance mod...

Braking is slightly improved with this combo, however the TRD brake pads alone made more of a difference and cost a fraction of the price. Because of this, I'll be upgrading again to a TRD big brake kit shortly after I put on my new 18's in the spring. Rears will stay stock for now. Of course, if I get bored I might do the SSBC disc conversion - but only after my front bbk is on... thumbsup


Enjoy the Pics...
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morris Sep 12, 6:09am - #272729 
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Sultan Sep 12, 6:17am - #272730 

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Sultan Sep 12, 6:17am - #272731 

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Sultan Sep 12, 6:18am - #272732 

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Sultan Sep 12, 6:18am - #272733 

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Sultan Sep 12, 6:19am - #272734 

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Sultan Sep 12, 6:20am - #272735 

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Sultan Sep 12, 6:20am - #272736 

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Sultan Sep 12, 6:21am - #272737 

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Sultan Sep 12, 6:24am - #272738 

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ok - that's it for now...


don't mind her appearance -> she's kinda dirty... wash and wax are planned shortly
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Elec-FuYu Sep 12, 6:30am - #272739 
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damn you are finally finished!

i update this page for every 10sec lol!

btw, very nice~

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morris Sep 12, 6:37am - #272740 
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C cool cool L !


ps I guess they accent your eyelids thumbsup
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Virgilson Sep 12, 6:44am - #272741 

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SmutasticGT Sep 12, 8:16am - #272742 

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lookin really good thumbsup thumbsup
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Erick Sep 12, 8:24am - #272743 

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looks great sultan thumbsup do i suspect you have some meguirs on your tires happywink

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Elec-FuYu Sep 12, 8:29am - #272744 
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if ur car is dirty, then my car just came back from rally man! she's not dirty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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cycocelica Sep 12, 8:43am - #272745 

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Haulin_A_Doo Sep 12, 8:44am - #272746 
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Nice car! Good job! thumbsup
Get rid of those potenza's. thumbsdown
BF Goodrich's are excellent. thumbsup thumbsup
Yokahama's are good. thumbsup
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Elec-FuYu Sep 12, 8:50am - #272747 
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^^^he is getting the 18" soon~ grin grin
and i suppose he gonna get some gooooooooooooooooooood tires on it.

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Kim Sep 12, 8:52am - #272748 
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wow, thanks for the heads up i was just about to spend 200 bucks on some cross drilled/ slotted rotors but i'll just put on some new pads. cool.

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Elec-FuYu Sep 12, 9:01am - #272749 
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^^^idk how thost rotors will do on track, but they do poorly on street.

1. doesnt improve braking power. (obviously...)
2. eats up the pads by 2 times the speed of stock rotors.

that's why i went back to stock rotors.

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Kim Sep 12, 10:49am - #272750 
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well slotted/cross drilled rotors aren't meant to increase braking power, only to stay cooler and retard/eliminate brake FADE. so, upgrading your brake rotors will only up the endurance of your brakes and keep them more consistent while circuit racing. I ws just hoping that the slots would at least increase bite but i guess not.

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Akita Sep 12, 11:16am - #272751 

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Does anyone have pics of painted calipers on a silver car? can't decide what color to do mine...

btw - what kind of nose grille is that?
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Sultan Sep 12, 2:13pm - #272752 

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Originally Posted by Erick
looks great sultan thumbsup do i suspect you have some meguirs on your tires happywink


yeah - I love that stuff... wink
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Sultan Sep 12, 2:37pm - #272753 

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Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
^^^he is getting the 18" soon~ grin grin
and i suppose he gonna get some gooooooooooooooooooood tires on it.


exactly... thumbsup

- probably Yoko's although Pirelli or other high-end brands are not out of the question. Anyone have advice on the best all-season tires out right now?
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GT2111 Sep 12, 3:10pm - #272754 
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Need some rims wave
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Sultan Sep 12, 6:14pm - #272755 

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Originally Posted by GT2111
Need some rims wave


rolleyes - see above
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CeLlYgT04 Sep 12, 6:46pm - #272756 

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Awesome as usual thumbsup
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Traviesa86 Sep 12, 7:13pm - #272757 

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looks awesome, sultan! thumbsup thumbsup

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sbocaj55 Sep 12, 11:30pm - #272758 

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Originally Posted by Sultan
Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
^^^he is getting the 18" soon~ grin grin
and i suppose he gonna get some gooooooooooooooooooood tires on it.


exactly... thumbsup

- probably Yoko's although Pirelli or other high-end brands are not out of the question. Anyone have advice on the best all-season tires out right now?


I don't know about what are the BEST...but my toyo's are really nice IMO thumbsup
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oas Sep 12, 11:33pm - #272759 
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looks good mutch more shiny paint that wath i got thumbsup

how long do the wet look on the tiers last???
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hephaestus Sep 13, 2:07am - #272760 
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Sultan, I was going to get the same brake kit except for the TRD pads (Axxis Ultimates). I decided a while ago not to spend the $500+ on that. It was too much money for me and I would rather go the distance to a full big brake kit like TRD/Stoptech or the others (other than AEM) like you realized. My question is, didn't you have the Rotora rotors front and rear before and recently? I may be mistaken, but I'm thinking of getting those soon with the Project Mu NS brake pads that are already pretty much mine and the cost of Rotora is around or cheaper than stock which is great all around none the less. If this is you, then why did you switch over and any reason?
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hephaestus Sep 13, 2:43am - #272761 
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Sultan about the tires. I know you are a spender and Pirelli's are amazing. The PZero Nero, Rosso, or the yellow/Assimetrico are the only choices. Of course none of those choices are for year round only the Nero M+S and I don't believe it will do good in the winter like where you're located. I had The yellows before and I loved them until winter. You're best bet is to use you're old wheels for a dedicated winter tire like Nokian and get an amazing dry/wet tire for after February like Pirelli's top end, Toyo T1-S, Potenza S-03, or any high end tire by any manufacturer. Believe it or not I'm using Nitto's Neo Gen that are rated all season and are stickier than my old yellows, no pun intended and I would never use them for the winter. That's suicide.
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Sultan Sep 13, 4:56am - #272762 

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Originally Posted by Akita
Does anyone have pics of painted calipers on a silver car? can't decide what color to do mine...

btw - what kind of nose grille is that?


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Sultan Sep 13, 7:10am - #272763 

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Originally Posted by hephaestus
Sultan about the tires. I know you are a spender and Pirelli's are amazing. The PZero Nero, Rosso, or the yellow/Assimetrico are the only choices. Of course none of those choices are for year round only the Nero M+S and I don't believe it will do good in the winter like where you're located. I had The yellows before and I loved them until winter. You're best bet is to use you're old wheels for a dedicated winter tire like Nokian and get an amazing dry/wet tire for after February like Pirelli's top end, Toyo T1-S, Potenza S-03, or any high end tire by any manufacturer. Believe it or not I'm using Nitto's Neo Gen that are rated all season and are stickier than my old yellows, no pun intended and I would never use them for the winter. That's suicide.


never had the Rotora rotors... thought about their bbk but I decided on TRD since I can get it installed for next to nothing and it'll still be under warranty

- as far as tires go -> I'll most likely swap my stock ones during the winter, as you suggested, however a good Performance tire for the summer still eludes me. Pirelli is high on my list... thumbsup
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GOLDCELICA Sep 13, 7:14am - #272764 

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Looks great keep it up takes hard work to get great outcomes! Good job thumbsup

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Clos Sep 13, 12:07pm - #272765 
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that look tite, i like the AEM ones better, but thumbsup thumbsup
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AZZKIKR Sep 13, 1:20pm - #272766 

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hell yeah, looks great dude!!!!
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Sultan Sep 13, 5:16pm - #272767 

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Originally Posted by GOLDCELICA
Looks great keep it up takes hard work to get great outcomes! Good job thumbsup


thanks bro - wave
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grcelica Sep 14, 12:59am - #272768 

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tasteful, all works together, as usual for you. You can tell that you are a meticulous person.
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Aerowilson182 Sep 14, 3:08am - #272769 

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Those look really good thumbsup
Brakes are the next thing on my list. I painted the calipers gray on my Lexus with no problem but I noticed the celica calipers are a little more complex. About how long did it take you and what kind of paint did you use?

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Sultan Sep 14, 5:27am - #272770 

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^^^
took me about 2 hours to remove the wheels, mask everything off, clean the calipers (prep), and apply 2 coats of paint to each... then 2 hours to cure before the wheels can be reinstalled. Finally, 24 hours before it's ready to be driven

- I used the G2 paint system... wave
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