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LS430 Big Brake Swap

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Re: LS430 Big Brake Swap

Post  jimbo93 on Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:44 pm

based on the measurements of the caliper and rotor i don't see why a 16 inch wheel wont fit over the lexus calipers

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Re: LS430 Big Brake Swap

Post  Porch on Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:22 pm

jimbo93 wrote:based on the measurements of the caliper and rotor i don't see why a 16 inch wheel wont fit over the lexus calipers
Look above, at the picture of the 17's! No way you're going to clear 16's.

Besides, 17's are cheap.
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Re: LS430 Big Brake Swap

Post  jimbo93 on Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:05 pm

I got a set of the calipers and by doing a test fit a 16 wheel fits over with no problem

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Re: LS430 Big Brake Swap

Post  Ender751 on Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:36 pm

jimbo93 wrote:I got a set of the calipers and by doing a test fit a 16 wheel fits over with no problem

Can you post a pic? If this is true I would rather keep my 16s than have to buy 17s

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16's and the lexus swap

Post  xschop on Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:32 am

They will fit IF the inner manufacturing curvature of the rim allows it. Yes please post pics of which 16" rims will work. Later I want to find a set of suitable snow rims/tires to have on hand....

BTW I have 2 sets of the Early bracket adapters left over from my Late spindle swap. I will be selling 1 set with the hubs already machined for the Boxster S rotors and cryoed Early spindles which have been drilled/reemed for the 5/8" bump-steer bolt.... PM with what you need. I have lowered the price on the EARLY adapter brackets and will include shipping on those.
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Re: LS430 Big Brake Swap

Post  jimbo93 on Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:49 am

I'm running them on an early car so I might need a small spacer to push out the wheel, but I'll post up pics later of it under a fuch

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Re: LS430 Big Brake Swap

Post  jimbo93 on Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:01 am

I still am waiting on the adapters for the calipers but here is it sitting on top of the rotor



And there is minimal clearance between the wheel and the caliper, plus i will have to run a spacer to push the wheel out a bit.


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spaced out

Post  xschop on Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:55 am

when you install the Boxster S rotor over the hub on the EARLY setup, you get a free 5.5mm spacer Very Happy
cool news....
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Re: LS430 Big Brake Swap

Post  jimbo93 on Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:28 pm

awesome that might be just what i need, but i have to find another set of hubs to machine as i can't have the car off the road for to long

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Post  xschop on Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:05 am

Hey Jim, looking at your nice Fuch wheel there and LS430 caliper.....is that Lexus caliper setting on the stock front rotor? I just have to ask, because the Boxster S rotor would be a larger diameter than the one based in the pic....If it is, my bad.
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Re: LS430 Big Brake Swap

Post  gt1scca on Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:40 pm

318 MM = ~12.5 INCHES...
Inside a 16" wheel? With THAT caliper?

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Re: LS430 Big Brake Swap

Post  jimbo93 on Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:15 pm

To take that picture yes the stock rotor is on, but if im correct it should just barely fit, or i will have to carefully grind part of the caliper

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Re: LS430 Big Brake Swap

Post  xschop on Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:06 pm

Hey Jim, it just may fit with a tad more than a 1/4" clearance on the upper portion of the inner rim if that curvature is machined a certain way on th Fuch.....
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Re: LS430 Big Brake Swap

Post  jimbo93 on Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:34 pm

the bracket doesn't raise the caliper at all or much if im correct? so i think we might be in luck

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Re: LS430 Big Brake Swap

Post  jimbo93 on Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:22 pm

hey guys its been a while since i've been here, but i have the spacers made and im happy to say that a fuch will fit over the calipers with very minimal clearance. I don't have any pictures since i need to find some reasonably priced wheel spacers, but i will try to get some as soon as i can!

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Re: LS430 Big Brake Swap

Post  m73m95 on Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:43 pm

Its been a while since I was here, as well..... Soooooo Hello again everyone!

Is anyone using these brakes on a daily basis yet, or has really tested them?

These are still the brakes I'm going to use, but I'd like some feedback on how they are working Smile

Thanks!

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LS 430 Big brake swap.

Post  fliermike45 on Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:27 am

Is anyone making/supplying the centering rings and LS430 brake caliper adapters (shown in Greg's manual) required for the swap?

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Re: LS430 Big Brake Swap

Post  944-LT1 on Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:59 am

PM Xschop. I believe he is making them.
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Re: LS430 Big Brake Swap

Post  Dawgz83948 on Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:36 am

m73m95 wrote:Its been a while since I was here, as well..... Soooooo Hello again everyone!

Is anyone using these brakes on a daily basis yet, or has really tested them?

These are still the brakes I'm going to use, but I'd like some feedback on how they are working Smile

Thanks!

I don't use them daily, but I like them over the stock setup.
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Re: LS430 Big Brake Swap

Post  m73m95 on Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:32 pm

How do they feel? Good bite? Any heat issues (Have you been on them enough to get them hot)?

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Re: LS430 Big Brake Swap

Post  944-LT1 on Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:01 am

m73m95 wrote:How do they feel? Good bite? Any heat issues (Have you been on them enough to get them hot)?.

From thread "fade on brakes setup Q's"
Dawgz wrote:Mine fade when cold, but thats because they are Ceramic type pads and don't bite until they are hot. When at operating temp, there is never ANY fade.
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Re: LS430 Big Brake Swap

Post  kelleysj on Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:35 pm

So what is exactley needed to do this conversion? IM running an 88 N/A. Also any feedback with the daily drivers on how well these work over time? As well as has there been any issues with the LS 430 calipers? Also what dimensions do the new rims have to be?
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Re: LS430 Big Brake Swap

Post  kelleysj on Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:41 am

you can get these calipers remanufactured for under a hundred a piece at
http://www.thepartsbin.com/catalog/?N=&uts=true&Ntt=ls+430+calipers&x=0&y=0

A1 Cardone Front Driver Side Brake Caliper - Friction Choice - Phosphate-coated
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Re: LS430 Big Brake Swap

Post  Admin on Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:11 am

I think they went over the wheel fitment on a different page of this same thread, Go back and read from the start ,

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Re: LS430 Big Brake Swap

Post  kelleysj on Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:22 am

ok what about the rest of my question?
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