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My caliper came with this electronic cable with a plug. Do i just take it out?

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Thats for the dumby light in the car on the LS400 so you can take that out.

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I went with this setup:

Front:
Supra TT Calipers
Hawk HPS Pads (Supra TT)
Powerslot Slotted Rotors (Supra TT)
Figs Supra TT Adapters

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Hawk HPS Pads (IS300)
Powerslot Slotted Rotors (IS300)

All:
Goodridge SS Brake Lines (IS300)
ATE Super Blue Fluid

All I had to do was cut the front dust shield to fit the larger caliper

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DarkSparkz thats the setup I have now and I am going from that to the LS400 Caliper setup.

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^When I upgrade my calipers i think i'm going to go the TT route, although the LS400 calipers are much lighter they lack the aftermarket support in terms of pad and rotor choice
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Yeah the LS400 calipers lack support but if you know the right people you can have anything made.

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as far as pad selsction the LS400 has a decent selction, EBC and hawk both make their street level compounds(greenstuff & HPS) so for someone just looking for a better street setup that would rarely see the tracks LS400 and either of those pads should work okay.

as for rotor selection, while drilled/slotted/both rotors look cool it provides less contact area and eats pads quicker, also costs signifigantly more so blanks are really the way to go

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I only run blanke rotors, for the street I have actually noticed I have less performance with drilled and slotted. If these LS400 calipers do work out they I would like, well then I'll just go with a front BBK soon after. I have the TT caliper setup as of now and I like it but I would like to try this just for the hell of it.

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are the Figs RCA adapter required to make the LS400 calipers fit? I'm not running coilovers, just springs. So dropping the car anymore could pose a problem for me.

Why mod, when you can ride STOCK...at 11 psi
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Yes, LS400 calipers will NOT fit without the RCA spacer.

Go TT if you don't want to deal with the spacer.
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are the Figs RCA adapter required to make the LS400 calipers fit? I'm not running coilovers, just springs. So dropping the car anymore could pose a problem for me.
I don't think it matters what kind of suspension setup you have, you need the spacers. As far as I know they are on a slight back order but more will be in stock later this week.

I have my caliper overhaul kit so I will re build them and paint them and make them look pretty and post some pictures.

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I don't think it matters what kind of suspension setup you have, you need the spacers. As far as I know they are on a slight back order but more will be in stock later this week.

I have my caliper overhaul kit so I will re build them and paint them and make them look pretty and post some pictures.

I didn't mean that my suspension will determine I need the spacers or not, I just was concerned that I won't be able to adjust the height I would be too low, and way out of spec for alignment.

Looking forward to seeing your end result. Where did you get the rebuild kit from? I might need to look into those as well.

Why mod, when you can ride STOCK...at 11 psi
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I'm concerned about the TT adapters. What is the best way to line them up and press them in?

Why mod, when you can ride STOCK...at 11 psi
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Looking forward to seeing your end result. Where did you get the rebuild kit from? I might need to look into those as well.
I posted the part number for a rebuild kit straight from Lexus on the first page. If you pull the caliper apart make sure you don't lose the two small square cut o-rings between the two halves, you can't buy them from the dealer and they are not included in the rebuild kit.

Part Number is: 04479-50091

DIY: LS400 Caliper Install
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