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Darren69

TRD calipers into 09 Aurion GTX?

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Hullo all,

got some TRD calipers from E bay, went to fit them into my ATX 09 model today and the carrier fouls the stock disc, carrier a bit beefier in the lower section than the originals.

Do I need TRD discs as well or do they simply not fit my car?

 

Daz

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Wow! 😯

Yes, of course you do. The TRD rotors are considerably larger.

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10 hours ago, trentmeyer23 said:

Wow! 😯

Yes, of course you do. The TRD rotors are considerably larger.

OK.

Will keep doing my own homework, I though I might get some assistance here from those experienced in this stuff.

 

 

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There is no homework to be done. Buy TRD rotors to go with the TRD calipers and pads and they will bolt up.

I am assisting you and I do have experience with this stuff. It just concerns me that you have not worked this out for yourself and you are playing around with brakes.

If it fit the first time you would be driving around with dangerous brakes as the pad would not be sitting on the rotor correctly.

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Hi Darren, welcome along to the Forum mate ! :smile:

Seems like you will need to buy the TRD rotors to match your calipers, (upgrades never seem to be as easy as you first think).

Trent's advice is good, he sure knows his stuff but can be a little err...blunt at times,( sorry Trent !) 

Please don't be put off with the Forum as there's a wealth of information and help to found here that you wont find anywhere else.

Good luck with your brakes and remember to make sure they are safe when installed.

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3 hours ago, MIKHALE said:

Trent's advice is good, he sure knows his stuff but can be a little err...blunt at times,( sorry Trent !) 

Nothing to apologise about.

The keyboard is poor at conveying emotion and well worded responses often come across as blunt without intention.

That aside, I do take safety related componentry seriously. If you have no idea what you are doing/not confident in what you are doing and you mess it up, you could not only kill yourself but other road users as well.

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@MIKHALE thanks for the info and all good.

Yes, am thinking what you said but am also thinking the 17in King wheels I run wont play ball either, one should not go onto E Bay after beers, haha.

Am not an Aurion anorak, hence my first post, have been doing my own spannering for maybe 30 years as my road-and-track based thrills involve sports bikes and I need to know what's going on under me at 300km/h is all good, haha. I do very much like my Aurion though, for what I ask it to do, recently replaced the old mooshy struts etc with King springs and KYB gas shocks which has made it a bit less of a barge and then saw the calipers after  a few ales. :D

However, I don't do hill climbs in it or anything, haha, some of the guys here have some very nice set ups.

I have no reason to update, did 500 hassle free km's in it today, just too easy.

If they (TRD calipers and discs) don't fit into the ID of the 17in King wheels then I will simply sell them on and call it life lesson #1,987,263.

 

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Personally, I reckon sell 'em and buy some kluger calipers, at least the rotors will be well priced and easily found down that route ;)

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31 minutes ago, LordBug said:

Personally, I reckon sell 'em and buy some kluger calipers, at least the rotors will be well priced and easily found down that route ;)

Thanks Lordster, as in the four wheel drive? OK. Didn't know that one!

Image result for jon snow know nothing meme

 

 

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They will fit under the factory Aurion 17's. Providing the wheels you have, have the same clearance, they will fit.

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Gentlemens,

now the sickle (motorsickle) brakes have air holes all through them and that's good but do street car brakes need slots and dimples or is it mainly for cosmetics? They already have a dirty great cooling void down the guts and I note the original TRD discs do not have the slots/dimples.

Just wondering what types to get before I pull the trigger, probably on some EBC jobbies. Thanks for the help so far, any thoughts?

Personal preference?

Fancy ones wear quicker? Slower?

 

 

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Don't get them if you aren't planning on pushing it hard.

They will wear quicker and they do actually have a performance advantage...just not to and from the shops.

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Basically no OEM-fitment brakes short of a Porsche or Ferrari will run dimples or cross-drillings (and then you're starting to look at ceramics anyway).

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Just got some plain RDA EBC's, wont look as sick whilst sitting down the shops but ah well, more beer vouchers left over.

:D

Shall take some pics of my old 17 in wheeled Granpa car and post once I get everything in. :D

You never know what lurkers are getting something from all of this I guess.

Daz

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Ok here's what was in there, the original PBR stuff but a bit dressed up-

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Three hours later, all good, the TRD calipers and RDA discs all fitted. Took for a spin to bed in, the inner driver side front rim got some stuff on it which alarmed me but was only some manufacturing scuzz out of the middle void of the front disc.

Braking is already far more progressive and will only improve after some more bedding in. One can see the clearance on the 17 in King wheels (along with the scuzz if you look closely). Thanks again guys/girls. This will do me until I can afford a shed and then it will prolly be FPV GT time, haha.

PS- tried to bleed with the Repco vacuum bleeder but didn't really warm to it, ended up getting the Mrs out on the brake pedal to push the fluid through, worked much better for little old OCD me.

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Are the trd calipers twin piston? Do you know what the disc size is? Just wondering, I have done the Kluger front swap and an wondering if there is much difference between them and the trd setup

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1 hour ago, matt36415 said:

Are the trd calipers twin piston? Do you know what the disc size is? Just wondering, I have done the Kluger front swap and an wondering if there is much difference between them and the trd setup

Yes the TRD Aurion front calipers are twin-piston, on a 325mm disc

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Yes, what Ian said.

Here's what I ended up getting-

Front- http://www.empoweredautoparts.com.au/toyota-aurion-trd-11-2006-on-front-disc-brake-roto~8912

Rear- http://www.empoweredautoparts.com.au/toyota-aurion-trd-2006-on-rear-disc-brake-rotors-w

Rear callipers are single piston.

It's funny, now I always hear a little ssshhhhhh when braking.

Or is it the voices in my head. :D

 

 

 

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Good to see you got it all sorted Darren. Good work.

I just shudder a little at the cost of those discs. Man alive !

I wonder if that 40 series TRD brake set up will also bolt up to the 50 series cars...

Trent ?

Hiro ?

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20 hours ago, Tony Prodigy said:

Good to see you got it all sorted Darren. Good work.

I just shudder a little at the cost of those discs. Man alive !

I wonder if that 40 series TRD brake set up will also bolt up to the 50 series cars...

Trent ?

Hiro ?

Yes. Front definitely, rear should.

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On ‎10‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 9:44 AM, Tony Prodigy said:

Good to see you got it all sorted Darren. Good work.

I just shudder a little at the cost of those discs. Man alive !

I wonder if that 40 series TRD brake set up will also bolt up to the 50 series cars...

Trent ?

Hiro ?

Meh, you only pay once mate. And the poor little suckers will be working away under there now until the car dies I guess. Bugger of a job. Spend up! never seen Armaguard following a he@rse!

The all singing, all dancing slotted versions were more expensive again. They are a nice product, I was worried they would rust, one of the guys at Empowered advised I didn't need to paint them, they are impregnated with some sort of gun metal grey coating, it looks like bare steel but it mustn't be, there is not rust marks etc yet, after maybe three or four washes.

Now that the pads etc have all settled in it is maybe 25% better feel in the brakes, a bit more bite and much more progressive than the wooden blocks that were in there.

A little bonus was that I got to adjust the park brakes whilst the back discs were being changed, haha, been meaning to do that for a few years now.

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