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.
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.
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
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!
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?
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.
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.
Just changed my struts, shocks and tires. Running a 215/45/17. When I bought it off the original owner the tires were trash and soon after the right front tire got an inner slash in it. After changing the worn out struts I noticed the metal bracket tab holding the caliper hose on the inner...
12mm socket and wrench
9/16" socket and wrench
Energy Suspension Front Sway Bar Bushing Kit (part no. 8.5130)
3/8" x 4" long Grade 8 bolt (quantity 2)
3/8" x 1/2" steel spacer (quantity 2)
30 minutes to 3 hours (depending upon your...
I was given the opportunity along time ago on here to get my hands on an electronic based manual for the 1st gen xB and took the liberty of turning them into pics so i could post them here....mainly for the techy people who dont need actual progress pics to follow.
Fluid and Level...
I bought this box to try and repair it. Because of the big bumper cover I didn't see the amount of damage to the passenger side frame rail. Two usual options were to take it to professional shop or to take out the engine and then use the hydraulics to push the rail diagonally against the driver...