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Beebani's Z32 front brake kit/521 install


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#21 spdcrazy

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 06:27 AM

if your wheels will clear the calipers, ZERO. if they don't, itll poke as much as the spacer you install. I had to use a 3/8in spacer.

 

just add washers to gather how much spacer you will need, washers ONLY for mocking of course.



#22 Dr ZED

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:33 AM

You can find the NA 300ZX around in self-pull yards still. Prices vary but I just got some Toyota 4-piston calipers for $13 ea (no core charge!?) to upgrade my Z

 

Maybe they thought they were from a Z-car since I pulled other Z parts. Some yards charge more for a part if it is from a "truck"

 

New seals (rebuild kit) are only $6 per caliper.

 

I have also found info online about cross-drilled rotors ... stating it really doesn't help much with cooling but it looks good. hmmm ... ya, I also like the look regardless of what cooling it does or not. I buy them pre-drilled. I wouldn't do that myself. I also never go over 100mph so I think the cross-drilling is still more of a cosmetic thing.

 

Having internally vented brake rotors is the biggest upgrade for cooling vs the original solid rotors. (280Z)

 

I like the look of the Nissan calipers on your truck.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 11:34 AM

I am lucky enough to still own a z32TT (although the engine blew again about 7 years ago) So I have some contacts. made it easier to source quality parts cheap.

 

I have never been a fan of the drilled rotors, although they look cool, I won't go over 100mph often either, so the risk of cracking out weighs the cool factor. and to top it off, I cant see them behind my rally wheels anyways!

 

so far i'm still very happy with the disks!