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Old March 30th, 2008, 08:40 PM   #1
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Wasn't sure to put this in Suzuki tech or here, please move it someone if II should have put it in Suzuki tech. Thanks!

I have a 1995 Tracker 2 dr. Are there any popular brake upgrades for these?

The front brakes are puny and don't even have the vent holes; just like a rear disk brake setup.

The rear drums are puny also.

What are the most popular swaps on these? I'm new to the Tracker world.
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Old March 31st, 2008, 05:44 PM   #2
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I dont know how popular it is but Ive got tracker ft dics modified to work on the rear axle it was cheep & fairly easy Ive done the same thing before on a coupla samurai s Ive got 35" boggers on my 4dr & it stops great non vented rotors & all
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I don't know for certain that it will work on a Tracker ( I assume it would), but on Sammi's they use the sammi rotor on the rear axle with Celica rear calipers. They are set up for a cable operated e-brake.
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Thanks for the input guys. I like the idea of the Celica calipers to retain the parking brake. Are any adapters needed to get the parking brake cable attatched to the caliper, or does the stock one fit? Thanks for the pic!
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You can put the 4 door Tracker calipers and brakes on the front. Bolt on. The 4 door rotors are slightly larger and vented. Have heard good things about this swap.
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I have 95 &98 4dr trackers & neither one has vented rotors
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Well it seems senility is setting in. I've searched every site I can think of and can't find squat about the Celica calipers. Didn't mean to give you a bad lead, if I do find something I'll post it back up here.
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I dont know how popular it is but Ive got tracker ft dics modified to work on the rear axle it was cheep & fairly easy Ive done the same thing before on a coupla samurai s Ive got 35" boggers on my 4dr & it stops great non vented rotors & all
So how did you modify them? And how are the calipers mounted?
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BASICALLY .. I put the rotor on the axle after cutting the drum brake mounting plate around the axle flange . then I used the caliper & the caliper adapter which was bolted to the spindle assembly by 2 bolts & the caliper by 2 bolts then I made a plate that bolted to the adapler & welded & bolted to axle housing at the flange. then a little plumming and it works sweet it also makes it easier to change axle shafts Ive done a similar thing to a few samurai & they all work great but no parking brake all the riggs I worked on had no working parking brakes any way
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The 96-98 4 dorr kicks rotors are 2" larger diameter and the drums are more then 2"`s larger. Worht the time to put them on, You have to have the back axles from the 4door to do the upgrade, fronts bolt right on.
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Finally got around to putting the vented rotors and the larger calipers onto the Tracker earlier this week.
DO NOT FORGET TO GET THE CALIPER BRACKET FROM THE JUNKYARD WHEN YOU GET YOUR NEWER/LARGER CORE CALIPERS.
I hadn't noticed that the caliper bracket from the non-vented rotors isn't wide enough to fit the newer caliper, so I wasn't able to get the brake job completed when I had the time on Sunday.
I'll be getting the correct bracket tomorrow morning to finish the job and see how much better my braking is with the upgrades.
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