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Postby Bagpuss » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:56 am

Hi guys and girls!

So it turns out my stock calipers are all in dire need of replacing / refurbishing, and I figure if they're all coming off why not look in to possible upgrades! So has anyone out there got any recommendations for relatively affordable brake calipers? I hear the RX7 calipers are a popular choice but they require a mounting bracket, I'd prefer to have a bolt on solution.
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Re: Brake calipers

Postby Chaycore » Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:28 am

no real bolt on solution, unless you go for a wilwood kit.. the rx7 upgrade will need discs off a mini cooper or similar, redrilled, brake lines made up and potentially a new master cylinder thats slightly larger.

id just get the oem calipers refurbed. with decent pads and fluid you wont need to upgrade them
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Re: Brake calipers

Postby Bagpuss » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:30 am

Yeah that's what I'm leaning towards now, I know fensport do refurbs if you send your old calipers in, but that isn't an option for me as this is my only car!
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Re: Brake calipers

Postby Bagpuss » Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:07 pm

Okay, so after a quick look online the only replacement calipers I can find are selling for £130 each, which is a bit steep for me at the moment! Does anyone here know of a rebuild kit for caliper internals?
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Re: Brake calipers

Postby Chaycore » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:01 pm

toyota themselves? ebay occasionally shows up with some rebuild kits?
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Re: Brake calipers

Postby Bagpuss » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:24 pm

I didn't think toyota would sell a rebuild kit as such, but who knows, could be worth a look. ebay only gave me individual calipers at £130 each :shock:

I've started looking in to doing an FD brake conversion, so far it's working out cheaper to upgrade to the twin pots!
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Re: Brake calipers

Postby Lauren » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:25 pm

I'd get a price from Toyota, you never know.
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Re: Brake calipers

Postby Bagpuss » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:49 pm

I don't suppose anyone has a list of parts numbers / a parts catalogue they could post up here? I'm stripping the brakes down on the weekend, hopefully it'll just be a couple of parts causing all the issues and it'll make for a cheap fix!
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Re: Brake calipers

Postby Chaycore » Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:17 pm

not me Im afraid. someone I've spoken to recently found rebuild kits.. just need to remember who it was. Not very helpful at the moment haha!
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Re: Brake calipers

Postby Bagpuss » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:16 pm

Success! On multiple fronts, it turns out the rear drivers side caliper piston had got dislodged, stopping the brake and handbrake from working, so thats sorted, also I've found a UK based website that sells caliper parts, for anyone interested it is:

http://brakeparts.co.uk/#page=parts&pageSection=BHR&mancode=TOYO&brand=TOYOTA&model=COROLLA&modelversion=CORO*(83-87)+AE86+1.6GT+COUPE+(RWD+16V)
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