Anyone running FTR s197 brackets?

Discussion in 'Suspension and Brakes' started by 07GtS197, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. 07GtS197

    07GtS197 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,391
    Likes Received:
    187
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2015
    Location:
    Naples, Fl
    I have a probably dumb question. Do you have to run them with gt500 14" brakes or will the stock s197 gt calipers work? Im guessing no but I was under the impression that you could but now that Im reading about them I dont think theyd work.
     
  2. ttocs

    ttocs Legend

    Messages:
    25,426
    Likes Received:
    2,457
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Location:
    Evansville Indiana
    you paid $$$ for the kit and want to bolt up your stock calipers? Even if it did work I am not sure what you have accomplished.
     
  3. 07GtS197

    07GtS197 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,391
    Likes Received:
    187
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2015
    Location:
    Naples, Fl
    No I traded a grille for a set of stock s197 gt rotors, pads and calipers a while ago to have another set for my 07 but I see that the calipers can be adapted but my question is could I use the stock s197 gt rotors or do I need to use the 14 inch gt500 rotors? I only have 17 inch rims and I know you need to have a minimum of 18 inch rotors so thats why I ask.
     
  4. white95

    white95 Apex Junky Admin

    Messages:
    16,347
    Likes Received:
    2,644
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2007
    Location:
    30.31469, -90.94575
    Those brackets are meant for stock 05-10 GT/V6 calipers, to be used with 14" GT500 rotors and will be more than sufficient to stop your car!
     
  5. 07GtS197

    07GtS197 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,391
    Likes Received:
    187
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2015
    Location:
    Naples, Fl
    Ok so you do have to use the gt500 calipers?
     
  6. Pete@FTR

    [email protected] Active Member Preferred Vendor

    Messages:
    815
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
    Location:
    Rocklin, CA
    The 14" "Retrofit" kit is for S197 dual prison calipers with 14" gt500 rotors; our Brembo kit will allow the use of 4 piston Brembo calipers with 14" GT500 rotors. If you have any other questions either shoot me an email or give me a call tomorrow.
     
  7. ttocs

    ttocs Legend

    Messages:
    25,426
    Likes Received:
    2,457
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Location:
    Evansville Indiana
  8. 07GtS197

    07GtS197 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,391
    Likes Received:
    187
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2015
    Location:
    Naples, Fl
    Ok cool thanks guys thats what I wanted to know. It looks like Ill need to save up for 18" wheels first. I looked at that adaptor a while ago when I was looking for another sn95 and when I read it I was under the impression that I could run the s197 gt calipers and rotors. I must've gotten too excited when I read that I missed that part lol. It looks like maybe a cobra brake kit for now.
     
  9. white95

    white95 Apex Junky Admin

    Messages:
    16,347
    Likes Received:
    2,644
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2007
    Location:
    30.31469, -90.94575
    Good replica wheels can be had for cheap but the tires are somewhat more expensive for 18"