Lexus GSF/RCF BREMBO BRAKES

Installation for Lexus GSF/RCF brake caliper on various Lexus Applications

requirements

parts

  • Front and Rear OEM Brembo GSF/RCF calipers
  • Front and Rear OEM Brembo GSF/RCF rotors
  • 350phi Rear bracket mounting kit

Alternate rotor options

  • OEM toyota or Brembo would be best
  • Centric/Stoptech Sport rotors are great
  • Autozone Duralast

Notes

  1. Will require modifications to front and/or rear dust shield
  2. Will require modifications to rear calipers
  3. Will require wheels larger than 19" and can clear BBK

applicability

Year(s) Model(s) Additional Information
2006 - 2013 IS250*, IS350* Direct bolt-on for front. No solution for rear.
2006 - 2011 GS300*, GS350*, GS430, GS450H, GS460 Direct bolt-on for front. No solution for rear.
2014 + IS250*, IS200T*, IS300*, IS350* Direct bolt-on for front. Bracket required for rear
2013 + GS350, GS450H Direct bolt-on for front. Bracket required for rear
2016 + GS200T Direct bolt-on for front. Bracket required for rear
2015 + RC200T, RC350 Direct bolt-on for front. Bracket required for rear
  * RWD or AWD  

GSF/RCF

Information

Some Lexus model year GS, IS, and RC have the ability to bolt-on 6 POT front Brembo calipers onto the car. These calipers with the right rotors will be a direct bolt-on without any use of shims, bracket or spacers. Depending on the model of the car, the rear Brembo caliper can be a direct bolt-on. There are two different version of the Lexus Brembo Calipers. 08-14 Lexus ISF or the 15-17 GSF/RCF.

The GSF/RCF calipers are a direct bolt-on when using the GSF/RCF front rotors. Because the rotors are 380mm in size, a modification to the front dust shield will be required. Cutting off or bending the dust shield can work too. Or a full swap to front RCF and GSF dust shield if you own a 2015+ RC or 2013+ GS. If you own a 2ND Gen IS or 3RD Gen GS then this entire setup would be bolt on only on the front. There is no current solution for the rear. For 3RD Gen IS, 4TH Gen GS and RC cars, then the rear caliper bolts on using 350phi caliper bracket. Any base model cars will require a change of dust shield for the front or removal/cut of the dust shield. The rear will require a cut of the dust shield on most model cars. If you own a GS or RC then you have the option to purchase GSF or RCF  rear dust shields. The high cost of these shields might force you into cutting your dust shields.  Only the 3RD Gen IS models don't have much of an option to purchase capable dust shields.

There are no special brake lines needed as your car's factory brake lines bolt up. You can purchase Lexus ISF Stoptech SS brake lines and it will bolt up. Rear mounting kits has full instructions on installation.

If you're powdercoating your calipers, please make sure that you clean and remove any layer of paint around the brake line valve. This will ensure that the crush washer to the brake lines sit flush with the caliper and does not cause any leaks.
Front mounting kits has full instructions on installation. Please download and print out the IS350 BBK template and make sure your current wheels could clear the caliper upgrade.