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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:02 pm 
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Are the Vert front brake caliper mounting brackets the same as all the other suzuki's?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:44 am 
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There are about 3 styles I believe. The vert, sedan, and gt in 89-94 are all different I believe, but two of them are similar enough that they will bolt on. I had to switch to smaller brakes on my gt to run 13" rims. I used parts off my shelf and one style of caliper support and caliper fit the gt knuckle and worked. Another style had different spacing for caliper support bolts to hold it onto knuckle. Unfortunately the parts were all loose so I can't confirm what each were off of.
I have a hunch the vert brakes are identical to 95-01 brakes, a quick rock auto search could likely confirm that.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:16 pm 
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that's true. the vert and turbo3 front brake calipers are the same as the 95 - up production cars.

the 89 thru 94 base model cars had caliper yokes that won't work with anything except the base model cars due to the mounting holes on the knuckles.

gt caliper yokes will bolt onto the vert, turbo3, and 95+ knuckles but it puts the calipers closer to the axle centers. i have successfully mounted gt calipers on vert knuckles and gotten the gt rotors to work by reducing the rotor diameter from the oem 290mm to 280mm.

that's the quick way to fit gt front brakes to a non-gt car while retaining the proper axles, especially on a 3 banger. :wink:

one last thing, you can't easily use the knuckles from a mk4/5 car on a mk2/3 car because of the axle incompatibility. i have never successfully completed an alignment on a mk 2/3 car that had been re-fitted with mk4/5 knuckles. you must use knuckles from a vert of canadian market mk2 turbo3 to get the modified rotor gt brakes to work on a non-gt mk2/3 car.

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