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Rear disc brakes for FJ45

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Radd Cruisers, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. Radd Cruisers

    Radd Cruisers

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    Canadian Tire made me change out the Mini truck rotors for the cruiser rotors on my FJ45 (federal inspection)? They felt they were unsafe for the truck due to its weight, come on they kick the crap out of the original drum brakes.

    Anyways, my new cruiser mech switched it over yesterday and it stops even better with the vented rotors.

    My big qestion is should I go with the older supra four piston calipers and do they share the same brake pads from the cruiser?

    Thanks
    Rob
     
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    73fj Tho at sumbitch in ayer!

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    what made you listen to someone at crappy tire?
     
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    I don't think supra calipers work> supra master cylinder yes I think.

    I forget but I thought I used fj60 calipers and rotors on my swap.........but I forget alot ;)
     
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    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    There was a thread on Pirate a while back that a guy was trying to use the rear Supra caliper, but IIRC, you are going to need the solid, non-vented rotor, like what was used on solid axle pickups and 4 runners...

    Good luck!

    -Steve
     
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    [quote author=Landpimp link=board=1;threadid=11892;start=msg108989#msg108989 date=1077556566]
    I don't think supra calipers work> supra master cylinder yes I think.

    I forget but I thought I used fj60 calipers and rotors on my swap.........but I forget alot ;)
    [/quote]

    I have to since they are the only Federal inspectin facility to deal with here.
     
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    [quote author=Radd Cruisers link=board=1;threadid=11892;start=msg109214#msg109214 date=1077581435]
    I have to since they are the only Federal inspectin facility to deal with here.
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    That sounds doable, I have set of mini truck rotors off the front along with mini truck clipers. I do not need the ebrake as the FJ has a drive shaft park brake.

    I found a company that sells the mounts for FF axles to convert, then you can run one type of pads.

    Cool, thanks for all the help.

    Rob
     
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    Edit........ I am a moron, you ment REAR disc....so never mind my drivel ;)

    [quote author=Landpimp link=board=1;threadid=11892;start=msg108989#msg108989 date=1077556566]
    I don't think supra calipers work> supra master cylinder yes I think.

    I forget but I thought I used fj60 calipers and rotors on my swap.........but I forget alot ;)
    [/quote]
     
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    Rob,

    The Supra rears are all single piston, floating type until '93 when they get double piston, fixed calipers. The 4 piston caliper fronts don't appear in Supras until '93. None share the same pads as the cruiser.

    Here is a pic of a rear 79-81 Supra caliper on a SF axle converted to FF.

    Dave