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Toyota lists the 00-02 GTS front caliper as a 47730-20610 and the 03-05 GTS front caliper as a 47730-20640, aftermarket suppliers also differentiate the 00-02 and 03-05 GTS front calipers with different part numbers. Pads and rotors are the same 00-05 for the GTS. What is the actual difference between the 00-02 and 03-05 GTS calipers, the 03-05 GTS calipers are SUBSTIALLY (50% less) expensive than the 00-02 GTS calipers. I thought it was just the early GT that had different front brakes and everything else used the same parts up front? Anyone know for sure that the 03-05 brackets and calipers from 03-05 work on a 00 GTS?
 

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Anyone have a clue?

I checked the steering knuckle part numbers too and they're different between and 00 and an 04 but when I search by part number it shows either knuckle number applies to all years...this is confusing.

I think I might just order the 03-05 and compare them side by side. I'll update when that happens but in the mean time if someone does know I'd love the help.
 

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Did u check to see of they were just superceeded part numbers?

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I looked on toyodiy, I'm not sure how to check superseded numbers there. That makes sense though, there's some other parts that I'm sure are the same between years that have different part numbers listed like the front LCA's. I can call a dealer tomorrow, would they be able to tell if that's all it is?
 

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Yeah theyll beable to superceed it

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Awesome, I'll check tomorrow with the local dealer about that.
 

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So I actually opened my dang eyes and took a closer look, the 00-02 have a slightly different bracket than the 03-05 but functionally appear the same. Gonna roll some dice and hope I win.
 

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Partznet will tell ya if the early MY part # is superseded. In this case, it isn't. However, you can get Toyota certified remanufactureds for around the price of new aftermarkets.
 

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Is the later part to suit abs braking, pretty sure the abs wasn’t on the early cars.
 

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Spammer bringing my stuff back from the dead.

So in the end what I figured out is that the parts should interchange, Toyota just changed the shape of the outside of the bracket for reasons (???) but the bracket/brake caliper will bolt on and work fine. What's different is that there's two little ears that stick off that don't seem to have a purpose and they redesigned it to remove those. Maybe they thought they needed them to abate some noises? Maybe they were bringing the casting costs down slightly? Maybe these brackets work on other cars now? I'm not sure really.

Also, I never got around to doing anything with this cause I barely drove the car this year because waves arms around in the air wildly ya know.
 
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