DIY Rear Disc Brakes- Gen 1 xB...yep you read right! - Page 2 - Scion xB Forum
 1Likes
Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 38 Old 03-14-2011, 12:35 PM
Low Post Triple O.G.
 
ZumCRX1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: 859
Posts: 1,601
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
ZumCRX1 is on a distinguished road
Re: DIY Rear Disc Brakes- Gen 1 xB...yep you read right!

Did you swap the Prop valve?If not, Maybe to a true "40/40", might make them a little more responsive.

ZumCRX1
ZumCRX1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 38 Old 03-14-2011, 01:13 PM
 
PhatBox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posts: 364
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
PhatBox is on a distinguished road
Re: DIY Rear Disc Brakes- Gen 1 xB...yep you read right!

After a lot of talk for a lot of years I am glad someone finally did it. Looks Great Joe! Nice write up.
PhatBox is offline  
post #23 of 38 Old 03-15-2011, 04:13 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
whitej47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Covina, CA
Posts: 4,804
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
whitej47 will become famous soon enough whitej47 will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to whitej47
(Thread Starter)
Re: DIY Rear Disc Brakes- Gen 1 xB...yep you read right!

Thanks Nate! Yeah I didn't change anything on the car, so the prop valve is the same. I wouldn't know where to begin on that...maybe a tC or something with 4 wheels DB?

Just finished up the fronts a few hours ago:



















Hey I didn't know where else to post this, so I figure I'd just add to this one. Pretty easy to do, you just have to sink some time into it. Looks good. I will try and post up some clean car pics tomorrow. I love how the braking feels now. Things stops on a dime! Totally changes the look of the car. 5 days worth of work and the car looks and feels completely different.

ETA= Soon enough...June '12, made it!

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigRuss View Post
...and FUSA...
naahhhhhhh
whitej47 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #24 of 38 Old 03-15-2011, 11:56 PM
Low Post Triple O.G.
 
ZumCRX1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: 859
Posts: 1,601
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
ZumCRX1 is on a distinguished road
Re: DIY Rear Disc Brakes- Gen 1 xB...yep you read right!

I would defiantly recommend swaping the prop valve out. I'm not familiar with what the TC's distribution it but something with four wheel discs will be better than our stockers for sure. I'd try to stay in the Toyota family just because the line routing is going to be similar. I know The Integra RS Has a true 40/40. Its an easy swap. Just need a flare nut wrench should be 10mm, a 40/40 prop valve, a Jug O Brake Fluid and an extra foot. Swap it out and do a nice full brake bleed. I like to do a full system bleed every year in a half or so just to keep it fresh.

ZumCRX1
ZumCRX1 is offline  
post #25 of 38 Old 03-16-2011, 12:50 AM
-LoSt-
 
LoSt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
LoSt is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to LoSt
Prop valve would probably only take it from 70/30 to 60/40. I don't see the point. We aren't trying to stop a 40,000 lb big rig. Lol

-LoSt-



LoSt is offline  
post #26 of 38 Old 03-16-2011, 12:29 PM
 
PhatBox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posts: 364
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
PhatBox is on a distinguished road
Re: DIY Rear Disc Brakes- Gen 1 xB...yep you read right!

That sure is pretty Joe, wanna do mine for practice?
PhatBox is offline  
post #27 of 38 Old 03-16-2011, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
whitej47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Covina, CA
Posts: 4,804
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
whitej47 will become famous soon enough whitej47 will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to whitej47
(Thread Starter)
Re: DIY Rear Disc Brakes- Gen 1 xB...yep you read right!

Haha nate buy the parts and I am there! The best thing is if you buy Rcurry's assembled kit it is almost plug and play. Would literally take 2 people 2 hours to install!!!

ETA= Soon enough...June '12, made it!

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigRuss View Post
...and FUSA...
naahhhhhhh
whitej47 is offline  
post #28 of 38 Old 03-16-2011, 07:54 PM
Real Friends > Car Clubs
 
aalbertson3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Fort Fun, Indiana
Posts: 1,932
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 60 Post(s)
aalbertson3 is on a distinguished road
Garage
Re: DIY Rear Disc Brakes- Gen 1 xB...yep you read right!

Turned out clean! I really need to do this sometime...

VERSION THREE IN THE WORKS
aalbertson3 is offline  
post #29 of 38 Old 03-16-2011, 10:33 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Georgetown, KY
Posts: 117
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
tshepherd8 is on a distinguished road
Re: DIY Rear Disc Brakes- Gen 1 xB...yep you read right!

Could do ours together...................
tshepherd8 is offline  
post #30 of 38 Old 03-17-2011, 12:20 AM
Low Post Triple O.G.
 
ZumCRX1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: 859
Posts: 1,601
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
ZumCRX1 is on a distinguished road
Re: DIY Rear Disc Brakes- Gen 1 xB...yep you read right!

Quote:
Originally Posted by LoSt View Post
Prop valve would probably only take it from 70/30 to 60/40. I don't see the point. We aren't trying to stop a 40,000 lb big rig. Lol
Very true, but the %10 would make a world of difference not to mention taking the ease off the front pads slightly evening the wear out and Seems Like worth the extra $50-60 bucks and an hours worth of time. Just my .02

ZumCRX1
ZumCRX1 is offline  
post #31 of 38 Old 03-17-2011, 02:05 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Northern Ind
Posts: 26,419
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 739 Post(s)
dubeexb06 will become famous soon enough dubeexb06 will become famous soon enough
Re: DIY Rear Disc Brakes- Gen 1 xB...yep you read right!

I am wondering if the stainless steel brake line work better or as good as you thought !!
dubeexb06 is offline  
post #32 of 38 Old 03-18-2011, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
whitej47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Covina, CA
Posts: 4,804
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
whitej47 will become famous soon enough whitej47 will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to whitej47
(Thread Starter)
Re: DIY Rear Disc Brakes- Gen 1 xB...yep you read right!

I don't know any of the technical terms, but there is some brake fade that has been taken care of by the SS brake lines. As you are traveling to a complete stop, there is some loss of strength with the pedal under hard braking. All of that is gone now. Honestly, probably the biggest improvement would be found with the SS brake lines. Also, the car no longer has the "ass lift" it used to have with last minute hard braking. The height of the car remains even and it no longer feels as if the car is going to flip forward. I love it!

ETA= Soon enough...June '12, made it!

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigRuss View Post
...and FUSA...
naahhhhhhh
whitej47 is offline  
post #33 of 38 Old 03-18-2011, 07:08 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Northern Ind
Posts: 26,419
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 739 Post(s)
dubeexb06 will become famous soon enough dubeexb06 will become famous soon enough
Re: DIY Rear Disc Brakes- Gen 1 xB...yep you read right!

Sounds like your happy with the results !!!
dubeexb06 is offline  
post #34 of 38 Old 03-18-2011, 04:31 PM
Huh?
 
Si_RyAaann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: 818
Posts: 780
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Si_RyAaann is on a distinguished road
Re: DIY Rear Disc Brakes- Gen 1 xB...yep you read right!

good job jo ! i saw it in person !

Si_RyAaann is offline  
post #35 of 38 Old 03-19-2011, 03:25 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Stone Mountain, GA
Posts: 747
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 142 Post(s)
Myopic is on a distinguished road
Re: DIY Rear Disc Brakes- Gen 1 xB...yep you read right!

whitej47, great job; and thanks for the detailed pictorial.

I cannot tell from the views; at each rear wheel, did you run the new brake hose through the eyelet bracket where the original brake hose junctioned with the metal brake line? Or, did it seem necessary to secure the new hose anywhere along the routing?
Myopic is offline  
post #36 of 38 Old 03-19-2011, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
whitej47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Covina, CA
Posts: 4,804
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
whitej47 will become famous soon enough whitej47 will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to whitej47
(Thread Starter)
Re: DIY Rear Disc Brakes- Gen 1 xB...yep you read right!

Thanks! The rear lines are direct replacements, but they are different lengths than the xb ones due to the banjo bolt being in an entirely different location. They install exactly like the stock lines in the stock locations.

ETA= Soon enough...June '12, made it!

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigRuss View Post
...and FUSA...
naahhhhhhh
whitej47 is offline  
post #37 of 38 Old 03-23-2011, 08:59 PM
Registered User
 
Rcurry23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mount Juliet, TN
Posts: 312
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Rcurry23 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to Rcurry23
Re: DIY Rear Disc Brakes- Gen 1 xB...yep you read right!

Joe, looks great man! I have to give Joe props on all the work he put into this conversion. I have the machinery to do this at anytime. He managed to do this conversion with all hand tools! The complete kits are MUCH easier to do and as he said, it takes about as much time as it takes to install spacers. Thanks for the DIY, it helps people understand whats involved in doing it in DIY form! Thanks again, and enjoy the new brakes.
Rcurry23 is offline  
post #38 of 38 Old 03-23-2011, 11:57 PM
Undercover Moderator
 
DTRAIN619's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: In Da Garage!
Posts: 16,194
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 94 Post(s)
DTRAIN619 is a jewel in the rough DTRAIN619 is a jewel in the rough DTRAIN619 is a jewel in the rough
Garage
Re: DIY Rear Disc Brakes- Gen 1 xB...yep you read right!

Joe, we need to wrap up your DIY (to preserve its integrity).

If anyone has questions for Joe, or Mike/Rcurry23, the man behind the conversion (so good to see you around this camp, my brother), shoot 'em a PM.
DTRAIN619 is offline  
Closed Thread

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome