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Old 07-25-11, 03:23 PM   #61
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SC3 = 9" rear rotors
SC4 = 12" rear rotors
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SC300's do NOT have 9" rear rotors. They are approximately 11" diameter, measured earlier today on my 1992 SC300. I don't think you have any idea what you're talking about.
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Old 07-25-11, 03:37 PM   #62
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^^

You are correct, I checked another site and did the conversion. They're around 11" for SC3

Bottom line, the SC3 has smaller rear discs than the SC4. You don't have to be a twatwaffle about it
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Old 07-26-11, 06:36 AM   #63
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You are correct, I checked another site and did the conversion. They're around 11" for SC3

Bottom line, the SC3 has smaller rear discs than the SC4. You don't have to be a twatwaffle about it
Mmmmm...twatwaffles...
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Old 07-26-11, 07:34 AM   #64
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Hey guys! I've recently upgraded my brake lines to SS Goodridge brake lines and also painted my stock rotors and calipers which turned out really great looking! I'm hating my stopping power at the moment because the more I fix my cars problems it goes faster and now I notice that the stock brakes ain't really cutting it so I'm planning to change to the LS BBK as soon as all the fixing is done. I have all the parts already, just slowly finding time to get everything fixed. But, my question is, what BBK can I use for the rear except for the Supra TT or that is pretty much it? I'd really hate the look of my SC when the front brakes are big as hell and the rear is not proportion.
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AFAIK, the TT brakes are the only OEM bolt on upgrade for the rear.
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I do believe your are correct
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So, I went to a few pick a parts over the last weeks and noticed that all the '95 LS400 that I saw only had 2 POT calipers. I was so excited when I found the LS400 at the pick a part. Where they just miss labeled as '95's or do only certain trim levels of the LS400 have the 4 POT calipers?
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They were probably mislabeled.
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Just got my LS calipers in today and took off the pads so I can prep hem for paint. I noticed a sensor with some wires or something on one side of the caliper. Is that needed on the SC or can I just ditch it? Pics will be coming soon.
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Just got my LS calipers in today and took off the pads so I can prep hem for paint. I noticed a sensor with some wires or something on one side of the caliper. Is that needed on the SC or can I just ditch it? Pics will be coming soon.
Sounds like possibly an ABS sensor?
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Just got my LS calipers in today and took off the pads so I can prep hem for paint. I noticed a sensor with some wires or something on one side of the caliper. Is that needed on the SC or can I just ditch it? Pics will be coming soon.
That will be the pad wear sensor, you can get rid of it when using it on the SC.
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That will be the pad wear sensor, you can get rid of it when using it on the SC.
So as far as wear indication goes should you just keep an eye on the brake fluid reservoir?
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There's no way you can see the wear and tear of your brake pads based on your brake fluid reservoir. The brake pads has angled edges, and those are actually guide on when you need to change them.
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There's no way you can see the wear and tear of your brake pads based on your brake fluid reservoir. The brake pads has angled edges, and those are actually guide on when you need to change them.
You cant physically see it, but yes you can use the fluid to tell when your pads are low/worn and "chamfer" (angled edges) are for reducing squeal but I guess you could use that as a guide that's a pretty good idea actually. Let me explain what I mean:
Unless you keep filling up your reservoir when you see your fluid low, your fluid getting lower is a direct reflection on your pad wear. I've done it for years I see my fluid just below the half mark and for me that's when I check and or change my front and rear pads usually just the front (since 80% of the braking is done up front) pushing the fluid back into the reservoir syringe/turkey baster (at least that's what I call it) to suck out the now full again reservoir add fresh fluid and go on with my day. At some point you will have to do a fluid flush but I don't do one every time I change my pads I do use my air vac-bleeder when its time for that though its really a sweet tool. Just my 2penny's worth.
Please keep in mind this is just a friendly little discussion so don't get all upset over any of it.
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