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Drums to Disc #360084 Dec 28, 11:17am Dec 28, 11:17am
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Drums to Disc
Has anyone tried, or is it possible, to convert the GT rear drum brakes to disc brakes? I hate the stopping power I have now and would love to convert to disc in the rear also. Thanks!

Re: Drums to Disc [Re: 00BlkCeli] #360085 Dec 28, 11:20am Dec 28, 11:20am
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yeah it's possible to convert it to disc brakes..one my friends did it..ryan..screen name goldcelica thumbsup

Re: Drums to Disc [Re: celiwhite] #360086 Dec 28, 11:42am Dec 28, 11:42am
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yeah it's definately do-able. I'd say while you're at it get an ABS computer from a junkyard or something and hook that in too!

Re: Drums to Disc [Re: FloydianSlip6] #360087 Dec 28, 12:00pm Dec 28, 12:00pm
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its possible. i saw that it only cost about $300...

Re: Drums to Disc [Re: cycocelica] #360088 Dec 28, 1:02pm Dec 28, 1:02pm
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local junkyards here sell the whole parts group from gts for 500 which includes the master cylinder thumbsup

Re: Drums to Disc [Re: narcolepsy123456] #360089 Dec 28, 2:46pm Dec 28, 2:46pm
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Re: Drums to Disc [Re: combatc87] #360090 Dec 28, 3:08pm Dec 28, 3:08pm
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It's not going to help the stopping power much..

Re: Drums to Disc [Re: BReakinDrifTs] #360091 Dec 28, 4:19pm Dec 28, 4:19pm
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I talked to a guy at SSBC and he recommended upgrading the fronts too if you're gonna convert the rear to disc. He claims the rear would be grabbing more than the front causing the car to react weird under hard braking. He may have just been lying out his ass to sell more though..

Re: Drums to Disc [Re: Psquared] #360092 Dec 29, 4:09am Dec 29, 4:09am
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Cool, I'll have to do a little more research and see what I can find. Apparently this project is more popular with old cars and mustangs. I worked at a Toyota dealership for a while and I've driven both versions (GT, GTS) of the Celica many times and I do see a bit difference in stopping. The stopping on the GTS is smoother IMHO. I can't feel the car shifting the weight forward to the front as I can the GT, the power when stopping is more distributed better when you have the equal amount of equipment on all 4 wheels.

As far as ABS is concerned, wouldnt I need a special dust cover or rotor with sensors for it to work? Or is it all pre-wired and all you do is bolt on? I live in Florida (Holiday) so if anyone knows of a local junk yard with Celi parts please let me know. Thanks for all your help so far! thumbsup


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