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Rear disc brake conversion?

Hey does anyone know of a potential donor for a rear disc conversion? Maybe the echo or prius? Im getting tired of the ugly little drums.
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Re: Rear disc brake conversion?

Micro Image : Yaris Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kit

And I don't think the echo/prius has rear discs. The ae86 gts brakes have been made to work before, so have 240sx rear discs.

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Re: Rear disc brake conversion?

^and Cody and I have a source to find out if there is a swap available for our cars to run a 11" rotor up front hehehe.

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Re: Rear disc brake conversion?

so does any one know if their is a donor?
this is intresting
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Re: Rear disc brake conversion?

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Micro Image : Yaris Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kit

And I don't think the echo/prius has rear discs. The ae86 gts brakes have been made to work before, so have 240sx rear discs.


these will bolt up on the xb????
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Re: Rear disc brake conversion?

Those Yaris discs are nasty! But shouldnt it just take another Toyota's rear discs as long as its bolt pattern is 4:100? I wouldnt think that they would be too hard to swap in. (Man the Honda guys have it easy in this department...)
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Re: Rear disc brake conversion?

A simple toyota to toyota swap isn't ever going to happen. You can't take a xB2 suspension (which has rear disc) and put it on a xB1. Dimensions are way different, and the xB1 runs a solid axle.

What Cody linked you to is the kit for a Yaris. It is unknown if it will be a direct bolt on for the xB1. The only way to tell is to either 1: Try it. 2: Do a lot of spec measurements and compare the two.

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Re: Rear disc brake conversion?

Most of the bolt on kits out there lack emergency brake or are $1000.

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Re: Rear disc brake conversion?

Yeah, so wtf? Ad placement much?

But anyways, next time my friend Fred is around, I'll have him grab me the bracket from his work, and I'll see where it lines up at on our cars. We can run a lot of easy to get parts because of what they are from, and they aren't too pricey for a stock/oem replacement.

As for the rear, my friend Matt who is an engineer for Toyota can't really help me at all for xB stuff. He doesn't handle the xB since it is a 100% Japan car But I'll see what kind of info he can get me for the Yaris.

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Re: Rear disc brake conversion?

there was/is a guy in middle Tn I think that was making kits for the rear at one point. He had a big build up over on the other site, and was using all Toyota parts, and a few custom brackets etc.
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Re: Rear disc brake conversion?

^Scikotics member if I am not mistaking....

I remember something about Harley Davidson parts, or he worked in a Harley shop.... It had something to do with Harley. It may be on here as well.

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Re: Rear disc brake conversion?

yeah thats the same guy I am thinking of.
I don't remember any Harley stuff, but I stopped following after a while.


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Re: Rear disc brake conversion?

You are thinking of rcurry. Not sure what happened to him.

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Re: Rear disc brake conversion?

Well, thanks for the info guys. I have seen the Willwood oversized kit for all four corners. It retails for close to $2000 so I wanted to go about a cheaper alternative.
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Re: Rear disc brake conversion?

heres the post I was thinking of,
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Well, thanks for the info guys. I have seen the Willwood oversized kit for all four corners. It retails for close to $2000 so I wanted to go about a cheaper alternative.
Do you're research.

When we did it to Cavaliers (88-05's) we were using Neon rear disc. Its all in finding what works. Cavaliers had solid rear axles as well.

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Thanks for that link Gothbox. I am optimistic, it looks like its possible. There probably isnt enough demand for a mainstream kit. I would buy one though. If it can be done on a Cavalier solid axle, it can on an xB1 too.
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Re: Rear disc brake conversion?

Corolla GT-S per this post: ScionLife View topic - Scion xA/xB Rear Disc Conversion

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Re: Rear disc brake conversion?

The corolla set up never got the emergency brake working if I remember right.

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