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Old 01-27-07, 04:52 PM
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rx-2 calipers and shocks

anyone know where i can get some that are in good condition? or if theres some that i can get off of another car, or if theres a strut replacement that i could get that would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-27-07, 06:59 PM
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I got rebuilt calipers at my local autoparts suplier. The old school one thats been in buisness since the twenties(Graves automotive, Ontario California). They just ordered them from thier supplier. You'll probably have better luck at an older local shop and not a Kragen or Autozone. Napa may have them though.
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I heard that RX3 calipers will fit. Does anyone know if this is true?
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Originally Posted by wackyracer
79 Rx-7
it seems like those calipers would be just as hard to find as the rx-2s.
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no they arent. BTW, I have the idler arm and pitman arm on the way to a manufacturer to have them repo'd.
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no they arent. BTW, I have the idler arm and pitman arm on the way to a manufacturer to have them repo'd.
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no they arent. BTW, I have the idler arm and pitman arm on the way to a manufacturer to have them repo'd.
cool beans. and what ever happened to my gallon of rust removal junk?
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http://replacement.autopartswarehous...aliper&dp=true

well ****. im just a little skeptical of them though.....
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Originally Posted by banzaitoyota
no they arent. BTW, I have the idler arm and pitman arm on the way to a manufacturer to have them repo'd.
Oops, you're 100% correct on that one. That was the RX-4 wherein I used the 79 calipers.
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Originally Posted by banzaitoyota
no they arent. BTW, I have the idler arm and pitman arm on the way to a manufacturer to have them repo'd.
Hot diggty!!!!!!

How long are we looking at for the build and turnaround time?

And put me down for 2 of each
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I should still have the ones I replaced when I redid my front end with auzzie brakes and toyota struts for my 72 rx2 . I will check tomorrow and let you know but shipping to calif from fla won't be cheap as they are heavy with the discs.
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I used a strut from a vw for the front of my rx2 cant remember part numbers but all that
was needed to make them work was to grind down the cap on the bottom of the cartridge
to make the right length.
i got the part number from kyb a few years ago.
if i searched my old computer i might be able to find the email but it could take hours.
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I will soon be installing early MR2 Koni's in the fronts....need to re-cut the spacer I'm currently running with Tokicos.
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ok, i found a new set of shocks and springs for the front.

but what about the rear? i heard that bilstein has an adjustable one that origionally was for a 5 series but works. (im working on that one right now) but does anyone know of any others that would work as well?
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Originally Posted by Eric Happy Meal
ok, i found a new set of shocks and springs for the front.

but what about the rear? i heard that bilstein has an adjustable one that origionally was for a 5 series but works. (im working on that one right now) but does anyone know of any others that would work as well?

I hear rears are only available from Aussie
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Originally Posted by Eric Happy Meal
ok, i found a new set of shocks and springs for the front.

but what about the rear? i heard that bilstein has an adjustable one that origionally was for a 5 series but works. (im working on that one right now) but does anyone know of any others that would work as well?
I bolted up a set up bilsteins from a 87 TII. They are the same exact size as the RX2. So any 2nd gen shocks will work fine. You will need to figure out something for springs. I went with custom coilover springs.
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Originally Posted by Jesuscookies
I bolted up a set up bilsteins from a 87 TII. They are the same exact size as the RX2. So any 2nd gen shocks will work fine. You will need to figure out something for springs. I went with custom coilover springs.
Are you talking about strut inserts or the whole strut? Because my rx2 has struts front and rears- no shocks.
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no they arent. BTW, I have the idler arm and pitman arm on the way to a manufacturer to have them repo'd.
Put me down for two sets of each also!!!
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Will let everyone know as soon as they are ready
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this is a local parts store i go to and they claim to carry the reman calipers...http://www.bbautoparts.com
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Originally Posted by RoTaRyBoYz
this is a local parts store i go to and they claim to carry the reman calipers...http://www.bbautoparts.com
check out a company called A1-Cardone
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cardone.com is the reman company that has them.... BTW B&B autoparts is where i get all my parts, they stock alot of ****, u'll be supprise...

part#'s
17-116
17-117
19-116
19-117
19b116
19b117
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