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Can the GT front calipers and rotors be put on the V6? I noticed they are a different size (little bigger). Do they just bolt on or would you have to modify a gazillion things just to make them work? I've got some free (as in beer) new GT Front rotors and would like to put them on my V6 if they fit.
 

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I've seen them on E-bay....I read at some tire wheel shop that 17" rims must be used for clearence around the new caliper...I'd like that for my 6 also....probably would have to get all 4 as I've got TCS
 

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KiLLeR_WoMBaT said:
Can the GT front calipers and rotors be put on the V6? I noticed they are a different size (little bigger). Do they just bolt on or would you have to modify a gazillion things just to make them work? I've got some free (as in beer) new GT Front rotors and would like to put them on my V6 if they fit.
Actually the v6 and gt use the same calipers. Only the rotors are different. the GT uses one inch larger rotors. Unless you are doing a lot of racing or hard mountain driving, you probably wont gain anything from the swap, unless you change the tires. Right now the tires are limiting factor for stopping distance. It is easy to engage the abs on dry pavement meaning that the brakes are generating more braking torque than the tires can transfer to the road. Bigger rotors will only make the abs engage sooner. You will get more fade resistance with the bigger rotors. But stopping distance will not be affected. If you want better stopping power you need to updgrade the tires first. Once you updgrade the tires you will get more stopping power and then a brake updgrade would make a difference.
 

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sam_abuelsamid said:
Actually the v6 and gt use the same calipers. Only the rotors are different. the GT uses one inch larger rotors. Unless you are doing a lot of racing or hard mountain driving, you probably wont gain anything from the swap, unless you change the tires. Right now the tires are limiting factor for stopping distance. It is easy to engage the abs on dry pavement meaning that the brakes are generating more braking torque than the tires can transfer to the road. Bigger rotors will only make the abs engage sooner. You will get more fade resistance with the bigger rotors. But stopping distance will not be affected. If you want better stopping power you need to updgrade the tires first. Once you updgrade the tires you will get more stopping power and then a brake updgrade would make a difference.
Yeah, already got 18" wheels and nice 255/45R18 Toyos. :) I was just wondering if I should take the rotors or not. Thanks all.
 

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Yeah, already got 18" wheels and nice 255/45R18 Toyos. :) I was just wondering if I should take the rotors or not. Thanks all.
Since you have already upgraded the tires, then the bigger rotors will help.
 
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