View Full Version : (HOW TO) St205 Brake setup

88 silicar
07-26-2006, 04:41 PM
Anyone thinking of doing the St205 gt4 brake setup, Check out this link, might be of some use.

07-27-2006, 12:11 AM
The other cheap upgrade is putting the 185 brakes on your 165.

07-27-2006, 12:37 AM
hey Rick, got any info on whether this conversion also works on the 162? I might be able to get a complete (all four wheels) brake set of a Group A GT4 (alltrac in Oz) but I'm not sure about whether the discs will got on the ST162 front and rear hubs.

Know anyone that's done this mod?

88 silicar
07-27-2006, 04:22 AM
Ive got the st162 sx which i think is the gts in the US. Im replacing my 3sge engine with the st205 3sgte. I got the brakes with the front cut. There is a lot of stuffing around putting them in, but at the end of the day ill have better stopping power, I hope anyway

07-27-2006, 04:25 AM
If you have the 5 bolt hubs, the ST185 hardware is a straight bolt on for the ST165. As the ST162 hub carrier is identical, I'm assuming it'll work for you as well. (I can't say for the 205 as we unfortunately don't get those here:()

You will have to bend and modify the thin brake dust shield as the larger 185 rotors won't clear it. Also, the stock 14" rims will not fit over the bigger hardware, so you'll need at least a 15" set of rims. Keep in mind, I haven't actually done this, but I'm told as such by the guys over at www.alltrac.net

It's a good, cheap upgrade. I'm thinking of doing this myself, as the 92-92 GTS brakes (identical to the ST185 ones) will work also.

07-27-2006, 06:25 AM
are you confident this applies to the rears aswell? Thanks for the reply!

07-27-2006, 06:42 AM
are you confident this applies to the rears as well? Thanks for the reply!
This applies to the fronts only. Rears unknown to me.
Maybe someone else here has insight on the rears?

07-28-2006, 03:37 AM
If the 185 rotors will bolt on to the front, then the rear rotors will bolt onto the rear. Assuming the 4th gen has rear drum for an ebrake.
The rear calipers are the same for the fwd and awd, but the caliper bracket is different.
If you have a ST165 you SHOULD be ok with rears as well, straight from an ST185. But you would want to get them from a 185 and not a 184.

07-28-2006, 03:49 AM
i'm a bit confused alltracman, if the calliper bracket is different than i won't be able to use the rotor will I?

I have a 162 (Fwd) so would i be better off getting the rear disc assembly from a 184 rather than a 185?

sorry man, I can afford to mess this up if I do it so I'm trying to get as clear a picture as possible.