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Well, i decided to do this write up, because people are still asking if this is possible and hard is it. this write up is only for non-abs.

tools: rachet and sockets 10, 12, 14, vice grips, open end 10mm, rubber mallet, jack.

list of parts:

GTS rotors, brake assembly with e-brake cable (everything from the knuckle forward, see picture below), calipers with brake line, 8 new bolts size M10-1.25mm X 40mm.






to begin, i suggest you use a lift, but i just jacked the car up.

1. remove tire
2. remove the 4 bolts holding your drums to the knuckle. (pics below are where the 4 bolts are located on the back of the knuckle, and what it should look like after you knock the drum off, with a rubber mallet.)





3. remove brake line.
4. bolt up the new assembly with the new bolts. it matches up on the knuckle,you just need longer bolts to secure it.
5. put on caliper, and connect brake line to the caliper. pic below for location.



6. time to get under the car. follow the old e-brake cables and remove the bolts in order from back to front. this is why i think you should be on a lift. you have to remove the first heat shield. easy to do if you loosen up the exhaust, but i just yanked on it.
7. now feed the new e-brake cable where the old one was, but don't bolt it down. it will easier to re-attach it with the extra play.
8. once both e-brakes are attached, bolt the lines down front to back.
9. replace heat shield and exhaust.
10. bleed brakes and tighten down cable.



11. put your wheels back on, duh.



If i left anything out or you have questions, hit me up.
 

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forgot to say, whole installation took about 2 hours. with a lift, maybe an hour. i got all the parts for about 250 shipped, but i really got a great deal. they usaully run about 300 to 350. also i suggest you change the pads and shoes, and if you got the cash put some nice rotors on.
 

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i know mine didn't, but not sure if it was offered on other gt's. and i have know clue how to hook up the abs, but if you give it a shot let me know.
 

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Big Brake upgrade possible??

Hey, Awesome write up! Just one question...Instead of getting the GTS assembly would you be able to just buy a big brake kit and just get the lines from the GTS?
 

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well, sixth gear says there's a way to use the gt hubs. but i don't think anyone has tried it. but if your looking into big brake kits SSBC sells a conversion kit, but they are expensive. look in the parts section and you'll see the link. hope this helps.
 

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noticed u have the GC coil set on there.. if u dont mind me asking, what strut u using? this may lead to another question depending on the strut combo :) also what spring rates u set at?

couple more questions concerning this topic:

where did u get the parts from? would it be cheaper from a junk yard?
 

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okay, all i got is stock struts. i haven't tuned any of my suspension, yet. i'm gonna get on that when i get back from afghanistan.

okay, for the rest of the questions. i bought the parts off of a wrecked GTS. there's people on here that sell them from time to time. price ranges from 200-400. hope that helps.
 

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Great write up. One of the next projects I will do after Getting new rims and slooted rotors and the rest of the stuff to do all of the rotors
 

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Yah, pics not working for me either. Luckily I actually saved the page for future reference because I'm planning on doing this so I saved the pictures.

http://www.malamber.org/gaw/celica/DrumtoDisk/14747DSC00128-med.JPG
http://www.malamber.org/gaw/celica/DrumtoDisk/14747DSC00129-med.JPG
http://www.malamber.org/gaw/celica/DrumtoDisk/14747DSC00130-med.JPG
http://www.malamber.org/gaw/celica/DrumtoDisk/14747DSC00132-med.JPG
http://www.malamber.org/gaw/celica/DrumtoDisk/14747DSC00135-med.JPG
http://www.malamber.org/gaw/celica/DrumtoDisk/14747DSC00137-med.JPG
http://www.malamber.org/gaw/celica/DrumtoDisk/14747DSC00138-med.JPG

And I found this great place to get the replacement bolts for cheap http://www.boltdepot.com/metric-hex-bolts.aspx. And if you replace the bolts, get the 10.9 grades. They are the hardest hex head bolts I can find. Anything harder and you would have to go with allen head which is 12.9 grade.
 

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Hey guys, i don't know why the pics don't work anymore. All the pics are still in my gallery, i'll try to edit the post later. Thatnks to HPdaeth for saving and reposting links. anyway, if yall got any questions let me know. late
 
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