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Installing 200SX rear Calipers for rear handbrake

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#1 Numbchux


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Posted 26 August 2006 - 12:36 PM

I beleive these calipers where off of an '87 Nissan 200SX.

here are an EA82t rear caliper and a 200SX caliper side-by-side. you can see that they're very similar, with the exception of the ebrake bracket/lever:
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the difficulty comes with the mounting bracket. the holes are a bit further apart on the 200SX mounting bracket, so the brackets must be switched, this walk-through will show how to do that:
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what you'll need:

14mm socket/ratchet (impact works best)
10mm wrench (preferrably brake line wrench)
Allen key for EA82 caliper (not sure on size...anyone?)
possibly a vice-grips
2 EA82t rear calipers
2 200SX rear calipers

if you're doing the rear disc conversion at the same time, you'll need more tools and parts for that, see other write-up for that list.

first off, remove your existing calipers (not necessary if you're doing a rear disc conversion now)

remove both brackets from both calipers from the same side:
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now you'll need to switch the pins that the caliper bolts to, and that allow them to slide on the bracket, since the face where it mates up to the caliper is different:
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200SX on left, EA82t on right

Grease the ends of the 200SX pins and slide them into the EA82 caliper bracket, making sure the boots are seated firmly so they will not let in water, or let the grease out.

now, bolt the bracket to the backing plate (remember, the brake rotor must be installed now):
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For those running a 4-lug setup, something will need to be done about the ebrake cable bracket, otherwise it will hit the trailing arm:
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simply bending it may be a solution

before you go any further, make sure the rotor spins freely.

now, install your pads (need to be EA82t ones, and you might as well put in new ones)

if there's more pad left on the EA82t pads than there were on the 200SX ones, you'll need to turn the piston into the caliper. a special tool is available for this, but if you've got the caliper out, a channel-lock plyers or pipe wrench can be carefully used from the side to turn it.

now, bolt the caliper to the bracket and connect the brake lines:
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bleed the system

hook up your handbrake cable (lots of ways for the cables, it's been said that you can just reroute the stock cables towards the back, and that'll work. or you can replace the handle and cables with something that's already rear ebrake, so the lines are the right direction. I'm using a legacy handle/cables, and I've seen a honda accord set used aswell.)

repeat for the other side.

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