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LS400 brakes do fit 2nd Gen GS!!

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Old 04-28-08, 02:27 PM
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Henry, are you using RCA's?
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For those still interested, I should have the RCA's ready soon...ones that do not affect the ride height. These will be similar to the version on the ISF. This will keep the ball joint in-line with the suspension arm and only push the steering link down...the way it should be. I will have my very own VMC to make these in the next few weeks so prodcution will not be a problem. I tired teh first one and was not happy with the geometry offset, espcially on a double wishbone suspension.
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I would be interested once production is up and running. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by TherealFIG View Post
For those still interested, I should have the RCA's ready soon...ones that do not affect the ride height. These will be similar to the version on the ISF. This will keep the ball joint in-line with the suspension arm and only push the steering link down...the way it should be. I will have my very own VMC to make these in the next few weeks so prodcution will not be a problem. I tired teh first one and was not happy with the geometry offset, espcially on a double wishbone suspension.

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sorry to be technologically slow but why would you want to keep the ball joint in line with teh suspension arms and push the steering link down? wouldnt you want everything effected by lowering a car to be pushed back up to place to fix the suspension geometry???
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^^True. That is the purpose of RCAs in the first place.

What I'm trying to figure out is how will these not affect ride height. Anytime you have spacers in between the balljoint and the knuckle, you're raising the hub and that means lower ride height. You can use RCA and still get the same ride height, providing you have longer shock/springs, hence why only those with coilovers are able to obtain the same height with RCAs.
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Does anybody know if a 1993 or older LS calipers fit 2gs?
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95-00 LS400 calipers fit. I dont know if the 90-94 will.
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Old 06-11-08, 11:33 AM
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You would not want to use the 90-94 caliper anyways. Those are 2 piston.
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Here is a question for all of you who have swapped brakes over to 95-2000 LS400 calipers and rotors.
What do you use for brake lines?
DO the stock 2nd gen rubber or stainless steel lines bolt right on ?

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Originally Posted by skperformance View Post
Here is a question for all of you who have swapped brakes over to 95-2000 LS400 calipers and rotors.
What do you use for brake lines?
DO the stock 2nd gen rubber or stainless steel lines bolt right on ?

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correct, all bolt on
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just got mine bolted up. Ill post pics when I take some.
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Would anyone be kind enough to measure the stock rubber lines for length ?
I am looking for the
1. length end to end total
2. metal fitting lengths both ends
3. rubber hose length.

I really appreciate it , thanks
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If you're going with OEM rubber lines, then they'll bolt up to the LS fine. Even if you get aftermarket stainless steel, the ones for the GS will fit. It's as plug and play as it gets minus the RCA spacers.
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I just installed mine and I chose to go with the shaving of caliper route. Be very careful when grinding off some metal. I actually shaved too much and put a hole in the caliper. It was all good, though. It only cost me $20 dollars to get the hole tig welded shut.
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does anyone have a pic of the inside of an installed LS caliper? Preferably the passenger side where the sensor is.
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