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post Sep 7, 2012 - 4:51 PM
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post Mar 21, 2015 - 9:06 PM
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Last post almost three years ago... wow. Well some progress it happening soon. GT brakes! Front calipers and rear discs. Bought my hardware from a member here and it's time to get dirty. Special guests to the GT brakes will be new wheel bearings, SS braided brake lines, Brembo discs, probably Redstuff pads, Polish poly bushings (F&R), and new tires (225 or 235/45... haven't settled on the tire)!

I'm excited to start doing work other than routine maintenance again.


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post Mar 23, 2015 - 7:43 AM
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less talk MORE ACTION!!


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post Mar 23, 2015 - 11:34 AM
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Enjoy the bushing install


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post Mar 26, 2015 - 7:22 PM
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Got the brake hardware... most of it, anyway.



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post Mar 26, 2015 - 9:43 PM
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QUOTE (enderswift @ Mar 23, 2015 - 12:34 PM) *
Enjoy the bushing install

Ha !


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post Mar 27, 2015 - 12:07 AM
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QUOTE (Batman722 @ Mar 26, 2015 - 8:43 PM) *
QUOTE (enderswift @ Mar 23, 2015 - 12:34 PM) *
Enjoy the bushing install

Ha !

My arms don't seem too rusty, but we'll see...
I have impact tools and can get a hold of a heat gun...
My Celica also never saw too much salt, even before I owned it. So that's a plus.

This post has been edited by HectortheRican: Mar 27, 2015 - 12:08 AM


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post Apr 2, 2015 - 4:53 PM
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The parts keep rolling in!



Waiting on SS brake lines, and I need to buy caliper rebuild kits, inner/outer seals for the bearings, and the PU bushings.


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post Mar 19, 2016 - 10:04 AM
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After almost of year of my senior year of college sucking my life and free time away, I finally did it! GT brakes all around! I'm terrible at remembering to take pictures during the process, mostly because my hands are filthy and I didn't have a photo buddy with clean hands.

I'll take some pictures after I get new tires mounted today! I'm stoked. Even before totally bedding in the rotors/pads, I can certainly feel the difference in braking power.

Before this, it's just been routine maintenance. Transmission flush, coolant flush (that took entirely too long), a few oil changes. Blah blah. The only 'fun' things were painting my GT-Four rear bar and wiper arms flat black. The wiper arms are such a little thing, but it seriously is nice to not be seeing rust there every time I drive laugh.gif

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post Mar 19, 2016 - 12:59 PM
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Congrats on completing the full GT Brakes conversion! thumbsup.gif


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post Mar 19, 2016 - 1:58 PM
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QUOTE (CelicaDICE @ Mar 19, 2016 - 11:59 AM) *
Congrats on completing the full GT Brakes conversion! thumbsup.gif


Thanks! It was such a long time coming... Next up is coilovers and poly bushings. I'm hoping to get that done after I graduate in May.

This post has been edited by HectortheRican: Mar 19, 2016 - 1:59 PM


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post Mar 19, 2016 - 5:13 PM
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Did you install the GT proportioning valve?


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post Mar 21, 2016 - 11:51 AM
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QUOTE (bryanf @ Mar 19, 2016 - 4:13 PM) *
Did you install the GT proportioning valve?


I did! Bleeding was a PITA...


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post Mar 21, 2016 - 11:55 AM
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Here she is in profile showing off her new rotors.




I took a trip up the Sandia Mountains this weekend to have some windy fun with the new tires as well.




All in all, she's a very happy girl.


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post Mar 21, 2016 - 12:34 PM
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Very Nice. What size rims and tires are those? 15 inch or 16 inch? Overall nice.
post Mar 21, 2016 - 4:32 PM
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QUOTE (msk59 @ Mar 21, 2016 - 11:34 AM) *
Very Nice. What size rims and tires are those? 15 inch or 16 inch? Overall nice.


Thanks, man! They're actually 17". Tires are 235/45.


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post Mar 21, 2016 - 4:36 PM
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do you really have red tint on your windows?


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post Mar 21, 2016 - 4:51 PM
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QUOTE (cheela @ Mar 21, 2016 - 3:36 PM) *
do you really have red tint on your windows?


I guess so? I've never touched the tint since I bought the car almost 7 years ago. It does shine a little red/purplish in the right light haha


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post Mar 21, 2016 - 7:00 PM
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How do you like the 235's? I couldn't stand them on the gt4, although the superstrut over exaggerates every grain of sand it seems.


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post Mar 21, 2016 - 9:37 PM
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QUOTE (4-eyed-freek @ Mar 21, 2016 - 6:00 PM) *
How do you like the 235's? I couldn't stand them on the gt4, although the superstrut over exaggerates every grain of sand it seems.


I'm in love so far. Every bump seems a little smoother. My ride quality is much nicer. They help my wheel package fill the wheel wells better and I just love the extra meat (I'm coming from 215/40).
These specific ones (Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric) handle really well - I already took her on a windy trip.
The wheels are ET35 and I'm not running spacers - all I had to do was bend back the bolt tabs on the front fender a bit and no more scraping.

I wonder why SS suspension would make that much of a difference...


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