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> how to: Mr2 to GT brakes at a reasonable price, Bolt on Caliper Change.
post Oct 21, 2010 - 7:49 PM
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FIRST OF ALL DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK. DO NOT HOLD ME RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, "FOR OFF ROAD USE ONLY, NOT HIGHWAY"

After that nice disclaimer....


Ok im tired of looking at 500 dollar calipers. Yes it would be nice, but what about the people that dont have money.

anything other that our poor piss single piston caliper would be nice..

but there are double piston calipers from some ss3 celicas, yeah!! even more rare that hens teeth.

(well maybe not)


regardless of that issue, i will not spend 1899 on a big brake kit on a car that is not going to the track, i rather eat that money in bigmacs.

So imagine a bigger car, bigger engine. Those brakes stop that car, it must stop the celica. Hmmm larger car. So it must be an upgrade. Yes by 25% or 50% its still upgrading even if it gets 10%.

so i ordered from fleabay, after weeks of pictures and pictures.

got it today and see both brake pads together



now that i got your attention, lets see more pics





almost same size, a little larger and wait it gets better..



yes that's a celica bracket from a 97 gt, but there is a problem, the cliper mounts are 3/4 of an inch inside the caliper... aprrox..




so i compared the brackets... side by side



they are almost identical except the point where the caliper bolts...

no its not easy to bolt the bracket into the celica because of the mounting points..



however its funny how the caliper mount points are identical,



so most calipers points could be identical... meaning its junkyard time...

there are two options, get another celica bracket and cut those extended studs and figure if it works..



or find a bracket from another toyota that bolts to our hub and has the same caliper mounts but in a different position.

OR! something you can come up with to help this......

And please no "Just get st205 calipers" replies, This caliper was 25 bucks on ebay. Big difference.

I will let you all know where this one comes from but for now, i just want you guys to get itchy. I bet culpable knows!!! LOL

no, this is not world domination, i need your help, this might turn out great, or it may not work.....


Once we figure out the bracket, it may just work with the celica rotors...

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post Oct 21, 2010 - 8:14 PM
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when you go to the junkyard, look for 1996+ 4 runner calipers
they are pretty affordable remanufactured, so from a junkyard they should be pretty cheap
LOOK !

on a 4runner they accomodate 319 mm disc

these are 4 piston and mounting points to knuckle should be the same as our celicas.


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post Oct 22, 2010 - 5:37 AM
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Out of curiosity... what is your interest in bigger brakes... what are the current symptoms that you curing with a 2 pot caliper?


Those look like Calipers from a ST165, no? Probably not as they allegedly bolt up without issue.


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post Oct 22, 2010 - 6:08 AM
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My $0.02

Stainless Steel Brake Lines - $60
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High Temp Brake Fluid - $30
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Re manufactured ST185 Calipers - $45 ea
Pads of your choice - $70 ~ $100

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Flat Washers from Home Depot - QTY 8: (to offset the caliper)

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Centric Rotors - $30 ea

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$30 for a local machine shop to increase the inner diameter of the rotor to fit the Celica hub

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Sticky Tires - optional... but HIGHLY encouraged

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Priceless!

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post Oct 22, 2010 - 6:33 AM
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cool so the st185 caliper bolts, I want double pot, its preference.


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post Oct 22, 2010 - 6:37 AM
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QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Oct 22, 2010 - 6:33 AM) *
cool so the st185 caliper bolts, I want double pot, its preference.


I'm curious to know why?

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post Oct 22, 2010 - 6:46 AM
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http://www.brakeandfrontend.com/Article/38...TwinPiston.aspx

good article. however its just preference really!!


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post Dec 14, 2010 - 7:06 PM
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Well my attempts to use the lexus caliper were a failure. The caliper bracket cannot be machined safely, and after junkyard dives, did not find a suitable caliper. Just when i was ready to give up, Johnny gave me an idea, that i put to practice.

Well these are quite rare calipers in its oem form, because thy are sought by people like Random Stranger. Yes ...

Found them on ebay, but cardone manufactures them here..

So after 126 usd, yes, that was 106 of shipping from Hong Kong... i came up with thiss!!!!







One of the thing that amazes me is the fact that most Toyota calipers have the same distance between bolts, with a little difference in offset. The calipers brackets change from model to model.

now i have not tweaked to see the contact nor have i tested them on the street.

Now here is the good part. I did not remove my brackets or my pads. Simply installed the caliper and i looks like it belongs there. Have to make more measures

So ST owners that can upgrade to GT brakes, can use the gt calipers and this caliper...

Well im not done yet, i will buy new rotors and pads.. Its a Hybrid combo, bolt on, may have to tweak some spots but picture dont lie....

Guess what car they are from, well you are right.

This are MR2 Turbo with a turbocharged 2.0L 94 +

They are sought by most mr2 as a popular upgrade....

Well Enjoy. Ill post pics when i paint them and clean them...

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post Dec 14, 2010 - 7:23 PM
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Lookin' good Norberto. I'm really interested in seeing how these turn out for you; it would be nice to upgrade to better brakes rather then just replace my stock ones come next Summer.


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post Dec 14, 2010 - 8:37 PM
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People don't wast your money. Buy the more readily available and an actual upgrade of front twin piston calipers found on page 6 of this thread!

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post Dec 14, 2010 - 8:50 PM
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woot glad my idea was helpfull it came to while browsing mr2oc
post Dec 14, 2010 - 8:55 PM
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QUOTE (Johnnyny @ Dec 14, 2010 - 7:50 PM) *
woot glad my idea was helpfull it came to while browsing mr2oc



yeah man, thanks.. Now he shipped it fast. 3 days by dhl.. thats like fast!!!


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post Dec 14, 2010 - 9:16 PM
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damn express shipping ftw
post Dec 16, 2010 - 4:29 PM
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Wait, what kind of brakes are these?


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post Dec 16, 2010 - 4:45 PM
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94-95' MR2 Turbo brake calipers and I don't know what rotors he's using.


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post Dec 16, 2010 - 5:03 PM
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those are gt brackets gt rotors gt pads. the onlything in there not celica is the mr2 caliper...


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post Dec 16, 2010 - 5:07 PM
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but let me make measurements...

oh i was browsing the bay...


anyone want to try. they are from lexus is, looks similar, gotta try to know.. I wont, but i tought i let u guys know.

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post Dec 20, 2010 - 10:46 PM
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I repeat go to Page 6-8 for an actual brake caliper twin piston upgrade!

ahh forgot to add this as well. Rebuilt ST202 Brake calipers twin piston!!

http://www.brakepartssuperstore.org.uk/con...-uk/d11440.html

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post Dec 21, 2010 - 10:52 AM
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u know what i found those from a company in china, but i was afraid. The only problem is making sure the calipers fit the brackets, as some of those came in ssIII with super strut i i know for sure the bracket wont fit.

u want to give it a try? biggrin.gif

Im out of the usa right now, but when i come back ill finish this project..


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post Dec 21, 2010 - 11:03 AM
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Now would the rear calipers off an MR2 work on the Celica?
It'd be pretty sick if it did because the Turbo ones are 2 pot as well

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