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02-16-2019 07:47 PM
Oregon_Ducks Just did the conversion, now might get coilovers to raise a little
11-09-2013 04:32 PM
mcmathew Thanks for this diy man ! I do that when I buy my is !
11-09-2013 02:30 PM
Joejoz10507 Did you stay with this setup or try others?
04-24-2013 07:05 PM
DaYZeD619 nicely done man
03-09-2013 03:19 PM
stirlingw
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Originally Posted by dinhsumdaily View Post
What size rotors are those?
OEM LS400 Rotor size... I just prefer the drilled/slotted rotors
01-29-2013 06:04 AM
dinhsumdaily What size rotors are those?
01-18-2013 11:05 PM
konaboi808 Some real good info. Nice write up.
08-25-2012 03:55 PM
Fig
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Originally Posted by 02gita View Post
ive read thru the forum but will this work for stock wheels? i read someone was going to check but didnt see nothing after
You will need wheel spacers for stock wheels. If keeping stock wheels the better solution is my OEM caliper BBK, which uses the Supra TT diameter rotors on an IS300 caliper.
Fig
08-25-2012 02:30 PM
02gita ive read thru the forum but will this work for stock wheels? i read someone was going to check but didnt see nothing after
07-01-2012 01:49 AM
leonard_is300 I have the LS400 brake setup and I love them! They feel the same as the TT setup but they offer a light weight caliper and they give a little more clearance for wheels. With my wheels and the TT caliper setup I couldnt fit a piece of paper between the wheel spoke and caliper it was that close. Now with the LS400 setup I have about a 1/4" gap between the wheel spoke and caliper.
06-30-2012 08:14 PM
Jerm__
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Originally Posted by Nyke View Post
I spent under $500 doing the Supra TT Swap. I thought about the LS400 upgrade but it ran a little more than i liked.
I'll probably do the supra TT upgrade rather than the LS400
06-30-2012 07:32 PM
Nyke I spent under $500 doing the Supra TT Swap. I thought about the LS400 upgrade but it ran a little more than i liked.
06-22-2012 06:19 PM
Jerm__ ^awesome info!
06-22-2012 06:05 PM
broketuner Figured I'd contribute to this thread a little bit after having searched and read a lot on here, but first wanted to thank the OP for an awsome write up

I came up with a list of pros and cons comparing OEM vs. Supra TT vs. LS400

PROS:
-These calipers are MUCH easier to track down & get hold of vs. supra calipers(literally tried searching for months for supra calipers and every set on here fell through for one reason or another and remanufactured ones from autoparts stores all have an infinite national backorder)

-Calipers are about 3-4lbs lighter than supra calipers and about 7 lbs lighter than OEM caliper w/ bracket

-Rotors are about 1/2 lb lighter than supra(blank vs. blank) but about 1.5lbs heavier than OEM (again comparing only blank vs. blank) all due differences in rotor size....Supras are the biggest @ 325mm, LS400's are slightly smaller @ 315mm and OEM is 295mm

-Either upgrade works with stock or aftermarket stainless lines

-Rotor selection is all the same(various companies make plenty of blank, slotted, or drilled & slotted rotors for all 3 brakes)

-Either caliper upgrade is a huge cosmetic improvement over OEM

CONS:
-Pad selection is narrower than supra or OEM front capliers but not by much, EBC makes their green and red compounds, but not yellow, hawk makes HPS but nothing beyond that, carbotech seems to make every compound

-Rotors are slightly smaller than supra and don't fill up the wheel as nicely

now as far as cost here's how I did it:
-Remanufactured calipers from autozone 216 out the door(70 is part of core refund so after I take the OEM calipers back it'll only be around 145)
-Autozone front rotors 102 out the door(2 year warranty against warping/other defects)
-Orielly's rear rotors 78 out the door(2 year warranty against warping/other defects)
-Figs retrofit kit 250 shipped
-RBC redstuff pads front & rear & technafit stainless lines 270 shipped from THM(though I'd avoid them, their shipping is a PITA and customer service is about zero)
-1 bottle of ATE super blue 21 shipped(ebay)
-1 set of decals 12 shipped(ebay)

grand total for all 4 corners of pads/lines being upgraded over OEM and converting to LS calipers/discs is about 950 and after core refund will be down to around 880, not bad for a huge brake performance upgrade as well as a noticeable cosmetic upgrade
03-14-2012 12:03 AM
DonCorleone Oh geez I need to PM Figs and get these babies back already ahahaha.
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