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Have any of you dudes swapped the stock toy front calipers and discs to the rear or is this not possible? I have seen chevy/cadillac combo, but dont want to have to upgrade my master cylinder. What does allpro's kit consist of, I mean which brand of products. I could buy their kit, but it costs a pretty penny. Are there any other swaps out there, guess I dont know my TOyoTa stuff that well, thanks for the help!
 

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I was thinking about the same thing a couple weeks ago, so I used the search feature and looked it up.

I learned that the disks will not fit over the flange and the axles and the mods that are required to make them work on the back of the flanges are not worth it. If you run them on the back of the flanges, you have to press the bearings off to change rotors. I decided to go with the chevy swap since chevy stuff is cheaper to buy than toyota stuff. I will be following the directions on this web site: http://205.150.191.126/aweber/brakes.htm
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It would only take a few minutes on a lathe to turn down the flanges so that the rotors fit over them. Then get a set of front wheel studs from an Eagle Premiere, they have the right shoulder and threads. This is how mine are set up although not with Toyota axles. I think the biggest problem of using the front calipers is the fluid demand. To operate them with their eight pistons would require quite a bit more brake fluid than a set of Supra rear calipers with their two pistons. To accomodate this, you'd need a much larger MC than with the Supra calipers. I use this and get by nicely with an '88 V6 MC (15/16" bore).

[ 08-31-2001: Message edited by: toy283 ]
 

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I messed around with doing that swap. mounting the rotors on the outside of the axle flange doesnt leave you enough room between the rotor and the wheel for the Toyota 4 piston caliper. As mentioned above, mounting it on the inside of the axle flange causes all of its own headaches. I have vented rotors on the front with ifs calipers and the larger ifs rear drum setup. I am running 35"s on the street and am suprised at how well mt truck stops. I am happy with the holding power of the brakes when I'm wheelin, so I decided not to mess with a good thing. All pro's kit looks like a good quality setup. Anyone using it?
 

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That write up is really nice...I used it, but substituted the Eldorado calipers so I would have rear park brake..... <IMG SRC="smilies/blender.gif" border="0">
 

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What is involved in the supra caliper swap? Is there a write up on this? Sounds like a good swap, how do I do it?
 

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Supra calipers will require a .400" thick rotor. You can turn a stock front but will have to fit behind the axle. Sammy rotors could work if modified.
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Yes I have a number of Full-Float kits with the stock front calipers being run. As far as I know, all are running with the stock 13/16 bore master cylinder, and one is running a 2 lb. residual valve in the rear. All are very happy with the short pedal travel, and very good braking. The kit is not up on the website, but it runs 699, as we do not include rotors.

New site: www.frontrangeoffroadfab.com
Old site will send you to the new site.

[ 09-02-2001: Message edited by: Brian Ellinger ]
 
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