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#41 dsommer

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:19 PM

AZ brake kit here, couldn't be happier (when the old car was running)

First test drive with some good "stops" I'm gald I had harnesses in the car, that darn thing STOPS like it wants to throw you through the windshield!



#42 sq_creations

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:50 PM

I'm running the silvermine kit on mine. I don't have a brake booster on my car so its all manual. I can stop my car okay with out the parachute on 1/4 mile shut down from 150mph run. Granted its alot easier with the parachute.


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#43 duragg

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:29 AM

S12W with vented rotors and the pads that came with them. 280zx rear calipers and a solid rotor with stock pads. Proportioning valve removed, lines running straight through. I have 2 track days (7.25 sessions @20m each) and some street driving and few complaints yet. Its a cheap setup and scratched my itch for more heat capacity and disc bling. Bias seems fine at the moment. 15x10 wheels with street tires so for now that is the limiting factor. After each session all the wheels are covered in dust so at least I know the backs are contributing. Real track tires will want real pads- and the bleeding financial spiral begins. The mechanical handbrake on ZX rears is fine for emergency or parking, but won't come close to locking the rears. Its geometry and how I integrated the ZX cable to the Z mechanism isn't ideal, but works and is safe. The big king-crab looking ZX calipers can hit the body and stock brake mounting brackets, so pay attention to clearance with an eye towards full squat.

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#44 tooquick260

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:44 AM

Did the Z32 front brake swap Looks awesome and works better than stock with original BMC. Have the Z32 master cylinder and plan on installing once I get the turbo install sorted out.

 

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I am also working on getting the Z32 rear brakes adapted to the rear. I have to say thanks to my brother. He threw the idler bearing on his 300zx ruined the motor, bent all the valves and the auto tranny was slipping. So he has given me all these parts to use.


Edited by tooquick260, 03 March 2013 - 08:45 AM.

1974 Datsun 260Z L26 bored out to L28, 8.1 to 1, 280Z turbo, MS3Pro, 500cc Injectors. Inter cooler, Schneider's custom cam, TTT3 Front & rear coilovers  with Z32 front and rear brakes, S15 6 speed tranny, Q45 rear diff 3.53. Using Z32 16" wheels. My build http://forums.hybrid...echnotoytuning/<p>


#45 John Scott

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:26 PM

Stock hardware, but in great shape, Hawk HP+ up front, MSA's perfomance shoes out back. Rarely driven hard, but seems to do the job at the strip to haul it down in a hurry with no drama, even on hot lapping.

I used to run the Dot 3 Ford HD Truck fluid. NLA

Wondering what peformance Dot 3s are still out there on a budget.


Edited by John Scott, 03 March 2013 - 01:32 PM.

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#46 duragg

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:47 PM


Wondering what peformance Dot 3s are still out there on a budget.

Same here.

What is the best bang for the buck when upgrading fluid.

 

I like to have a gallon at a time, so with that quantity pricing is probably reasonable.  Leaves enough to soak my clothes and the floor without feeling pinched.


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#47 Gregmatic

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:53 AM

Wagner DOT 5.1  is my new favorite.  Its a 5.1 NOT a 5 which means it isn't silicone based, basically the next step above DOT 4.  Also it is inexpensive, easy to find and has the highest high boiling point of any shelf fluid I have found yet.



#48 John Scott

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:53 AM

Brake Fluid Primer

 

so 3 / 4 / 5.1 are compatible?

 

Any of you experienced brake-geeks willing to confirm this?


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#49 duragg

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:31 PM

Thats real helpful.

Looks like the average weekend warrior using fresh 5.1 is doing the best they can.

Suppose same deal in the clutch.


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#50 S30 SPL

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 09:07 PM

3/4/5.1 are compatible.



#51 gordmcmillan123

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 05:44 PM


I am also working on getting the Z32 rear brakes adapted to the rear. I have to say thanks to my brother. He threw the idler bearing on his 300zx ruined the motor, bent all the valves and the auto tranny was slipping. So he has given me all these parts to use.


Did you make the front brackets yourself? What rotors are you using out front?

#52 tooquick260

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 02:11 AM

Did you make the front brackets yourself? What rotors are you using out front?

Got the adaptor from vendor on this sight. The rotors are a modified Honda Odyssey part.



http://forums.hybrid...kit-front-only/


works great.

Edited by tooquick260, 17 September 2014 - 02:12 AM.

1974 Datsun 260Z L26 bored out to L28, 8.1 to 1, 280Z turbo, MS3Pro, 500cc Injectors. Inter cooler, Schneider's custom cam, TTT3 Front & rear coilovers  with Z32 front and rear brakes, S15 6 speed tranny, Q45 rear diff 3.53. Using Z32 16" wheels. My build http://forums.hybrid...echnotoytuning/<p>


#53 Tworeddice

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 10:14 PM

FYI, that pad with the hole in it is a stock caliper R4S pad. Fine for street and autox, not OK for track use with sticky tires. If you're going to do a lot of track days with 20-30 minute sessions, use the R4 pads or Hawk Blues. Not sure how drifting affects brakes, so YMMV.

Drifting surprisingly is pretty mild on brakes, lot of guys run what looks like bigger circle track rotors, there is never really and dragging of the brakes just lock em up for a second and let the throttle do the rest.

 

 

Hmmmm Damn thats a lot of money! I know brakes aren't exactly the place to skimp, but wow idk if I'd ever even use the full potential .

that is in all honesty supercheap for brakes im considering ap racing or a stoptech set up and that not even what the rear would cost. also im not loaded or anything this is just my passion in life.



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Posted 03 April 2016 - 09:31 AM

I'm running '93 RX7 turbo front calipers with Evo 8 rear rotors up front utilizing a steel bracket.  In the back I went with the Silvermine Motors Stage 4 kit so I could retain a parking brake but still have a balanced brake set up.  In addition, I've got a Wilwood 1" master and a Wilwood proportioning valve, which I have mounted in the ash tray pocket so I can adjust it in the car. I haven't driven my car yet so I can't speak to how well the brakes actually work but I have pretty high hopes.  The front brakes are 4 piston aluminum calipers, and while they used to say MAZDA on them, the guy I bought the kit from ground down all the letters except Z, so now they just say Z.  I haven't actually seen anyone else running this set up, but I have heard it mentioned before but not in much detail.  The brackets are super simple, just a straight piece of steel that gets bolted to the stock brake ears, with two holes that are farther apart and tapped so you can bolt in the RX7 caliper.  I did have to do a lot of filing and messing around with spacing to get them to center properly but they're all good now.  

 

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#55 jaypizzle sj_240z

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 09:10 AM

anybody running the SMA Four Piston Caliper kit? 






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