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Old 05-10-2023, 03:11 AM #376
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Noted. Currently they're going to BajaRated unless he changes his mind.
Hi, was wondering if you unloaded these or not? I'm in the Denver area and would be interested if not
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Old 05-10-2023, 01:30 PM #377
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Unfortunate this kit isn't available anymore. If someone got this going again (esp with the ebrake kit) i'd bet they would get a lot of business.
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Old 05-12-2023, 08:16 PM #378
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Unfortunate this kit isn't available anymore. If someone got this going again (esp with the ebrake kit) i'd bet they would get a lot of business.
You're not wrong. I had no trouble selling it.
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Hi, was wondering if you unloaded these or not? I'm in the Denver area and would be interested if not
Yeah, sorry, long gone.
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Ok, here's the loooong overdue update straight from the horses mouth.

As others have posted, my current Navy assignment has me stationed in Japan.
I'll be here until around the Summer of 2024, and at the moment I have no clue where I'll be going after that. I'm not producing kits while overseas. I can't give any accurate information at this point on if/when the brake kit will be available again.

I appreciate all the support from the members who purchased kits and I hope that you're happy with the swap from drums.

At the height of this thread, I had some interest in establishing partnerships for web sales or collaborating with other people for product bundles. The issue was that this kit was never intended to be a money maker. Everyone got the buddy hookup price, which meant that there wasn't any room to provide a discount to a vendor.

In order to try and keep these kits at what I considered a reasonable price, I had to do the majority of it myself. The only things that I outsourced were the laser cutting, electroplating, and DOT approved braided steel brake lines. I handled all transportation of brackets between facilities, ordering of components, assembly, packaging, invoice management, shipping, etc. I even made the copper-nickel hard brake lines in-house to keep the price down. It ended up being a very time consuming project.

This was fine during the height of COVID and when I was between assignments, but once things started getting back to normal and I was back at work daily it became very difficult to keep up with. I quickly understood why these types of products generally sell for a lot more.

I'm very proud of this kit and the way that the product turned out. I also have very high standards, which is hopefully apparent to anyone who purchased one. Because of this, I have no intention to sell or distribute the design for others to produce. It took a lot of time, effort, research, trial and error, and testing to get things dialed in the way I wanted them. Then identifying all the necessary components and sourcing them in order to provide the complete package to the community. I can't think of a way to put a value on those things that would make them worth giving up.

So thanks again for all the interest/support.
If I get the project started up again I'll be sure to get it posted here and updated on post #1.

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Iíve been running his kit for about 30k miles and over 2 years, I can say this kit is awesome. Never had an issue with brake balancing or any of that, but Iím also not trying to drift a 3rd gen. My E-Brake still works and is tight, all the hardware still looks like the day I installed it.
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Old 09-20-2023, 12:33 PM #382
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WOW. Just read through the entire conversion post... thank you for your hard work and dedication to that process, happy that you took time out and made it possible long before I became a 4WD guy and moreso the owner of a JDM runner, definitely will consider this setup in the future, thanks all for the contributions made that are helping and inspiring to new members of the group and 4Runner/Hilux Surf Community.

Thanks from Guyana.
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Old 09-20-2023, 03:03 PM #383
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WOW. Just read through the entire conversion post... thank you for your hard work and dedication to that process, happy that you took time out and made it possible long before I became a 4WD guy and moreso the owner of a JDM runner, definitely will consider this setup in the future, thanks all for the contributions made that are helping and inspiring to new members of the group and 4Runner/Hilux Surf Community.

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No longer being made so I doubt you'll be able to get it in the future.
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Ok, here's the loooong overdue update straight from the horses mouth.

As others have posted, my current Navy assignment has me stationed in Japan.
Thank you for your service to the seas and the brakes. My question is - if you ever see this - are there any old oddball JDM Toyotas on the roads there or have they been Inspected out of existence?
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My question is - if you ever see this - are there any old oddball JDM Toyotas on the roads there or have they been Inspected out of existence?
They're all over the place out here. Hard to find nice ones though. Same frame rust issues, or they have a crazy thick undercoating. And a lot of repainted bodies. It's neat to see the different JDM options though.
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Thank you very much for your service to our country!

It's amazing to read the level of effort you put in to designing and producing this conversion kit. It certainly was a labor of love.

I would be interested in hearing if some production will resume when you're back from your deployment. That will give me time to research the availability of the Mustang Cobra calipers.

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Would like to get a kit from you when you star back up please. Thank you for your service. Please pm me when start back up. Thank you very much!

Ps please start back up lol.
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