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Old 12-25-12, 01:40 AM
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Default new ls400 brake caliper from autopart store everything i need in box?

hey guys i have a quick question i work at autozone and i get an employs discount i have been debating on buying the ls400 calipers there new so what i was wondering what should all come in the box that i need for the swap such as bolts since its a new part and yes i do know that it requires the rca's, rotors, pads any answers will be appreciated thanks
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Are you racing your car? Do you drive hard on mountain roads? Are you experiencing brake fade? What is your purpose of adding bigger brakes?
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for the looks and better stoping like anyone else does for looks also
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Would upgrading to the LS brakes, decrease the "mushy" feeling of our stock brakes?
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Originally Posted by S2dannyKeo View Post
for the looks and better stoping like anyone else does for looks also
It will decrease brake fade but it will not stop any quicker (unless you have brake fade)

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Would upgrading to the LS brakes, decrease the "mushy" feeling of our stock brakes?
Not sure, that mushy feel is a toyota thing and LS is still Toyota
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if you gonna swap them, might as well get some good brake pads, and even consider new brake lines + brake fluid.

don't think the new brake calipers will come with all the brake hardware (pins and springs) that hold the brake pads to the caliper. so you may consider getting those as well

you already know about the RCAs,

- they use the same brake bolts
- you need new rotors, the ls400 rotors to be exact
- new hardware, brake springs, long brake pad bolts, locking pins
- brake fluid, consider dot3 high temp or even dot 4.
- bigger rotors mean trimming or pushing back the backing dust pan.
- new crush washers for the banjo brake line fitting.
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if you gonna swap them, might as well get some good brake pads, and even consider new brake lines + brake fluid.

don't think the new brake calipers will come with all the brake hardware (pins and springs) that hold the brake pads to the caliper. so you may consider getting those as well

you already know about the RCAs,

- they use the same brake bolts
- you need new rotors, the ls400 rotors to be exact
- new hardware, brake springs, long brake pad bolts, locking pins
- brake fluid, consider dot3 high temp or even dot 4.
- bigger rotors mean trimming or pushing back the backing dust pan.
- new crush washers for the banjo brake line fitting.

these you listed should all come with the new brake hardware kit right?

- new hardware, brake springs, long brake pad bolts, locking pins

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...ier=16024_0_0_

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...152040_0_5913_

all that above besides the rotor, fluid and pads is all we need?
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I got my LS calipers from autozone. It came complete except for pads which was good since autozone brake pads suck lol. Made a BIG difference with stopping. I don't race my car but it's nice to know that I can stop the car better with upgraded brakes
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