OHAI Darren! Is there ANY part of the interwebz that you are not all over??
lol @ NAZDA!!
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One thing I never thought about but since it was brought up by nfelge, when ya'll do the swap do you use the GSL-SE brakes as well? Factory -SE rear calipers have a particular e-brake setup so I was wondering how much if any modification is necessary which also makes rebuilding the calipers an...adventure to say the least. I've had the pleasure of rebuilding mine and it made me second guess just buying a set of re-man'd.
Yes the rear disc are one of the benefits of the swap. Actually, I was going to ask you to come take a peek with me and my Toyota buddy when we tackle the rear brakes. One of the rear calipers is dragging and I need to see if the ebrake is adjusted correctly while we're in there. I'm going to be proactive and replace the pads/rotors when we check the calipers.
Sure, let me know. I've actually got to rebuild my rears again because I don't think I cleaned up the pistons enough last time, one is leaking so I'm replacing it and I'll be more than happy to lend it to you so you can practice on it, this way you have an idea of how to man-handle it if you rebuild yours.
Just as well, if you decide to rebuild, drop the cash for the MazdaTrix kit. It comes with all the same stuff you get from Rock Auto but it's OEM ANNNNDDDDD it comes with that big boot that covers the e-brake mechanism that you can't get...and I tore on one of mine.
$36.72 + Shipping (Mazdatrix is hefty shipping so like $10).http://mazdatrix.com/j-2brake.htm