Corolla brake upgrade

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JDNightFox
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My tercel:: 1986 SR5 / 1987 SR5
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Re: Corolla brake upgrade

Post by JDNightFox » Fri May 24, 2019 11:15 pm

Just did a dry install and my 14” steel wheels do not clear them, so I will need to get some 15” rims eventually

Everything else worked flawlessly. I used a wrench to bend the dust shield back enough so it can still shield but clear the larger rotor

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JDNightFox
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Re: Corolla brake upgrade

Post by JDNightFox » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:35 am

Just did a FULL install and it turns out the new wheel studs are way too long to use the stock nuts with

I also couldn’t get them pressed in. The new ones measure 14.22 on the knurl and the old ones measured 14 so I think I need smaller ones

50mm was too long for nuts that aren’t open end

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Re: Corolla brake upgrade

Post by teranfirbt » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:55 am

Interesting, which studs did you get?

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Re: Corolla brake upgrade

Post by JDNightFox » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:17 am

I got a set of brass plated ones but they have an extended tip on them which measures about 5mm longer than the threads, which are 50mm, so in total it's way too long

I'm gonna get them cut down at my friend's machine shop to 45mm and that should make them useable

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