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Old 01-29-2004, 06:52 PM
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I was thinking of making my own "Big Brake Kit" this summer. I was thinking of using a larger diameter rotor and simply adding a spacer type deal and using the stock 4-piston calipers. The only problem is finding a bigger set of discs that will fit up front.



Any opinions or ideas on this?
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Old 01-29-2004, 07:56 PM
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Ive already thought about it. Looking at the caliper, the cutout slots are made to fit the stock rotor. If you were to add a bigger caliper you would need to cut the "slot" to accept a larger diameter rotors. Which would bring you dangerously close to the bolts that hold the two halves together.



You could prolly do it the single piston calipers but what would be the fun in that?
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Old 01-29-2004, 10:10 PM
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roger mandeville makes a spacer so that the stock caliper can take larger width rotors
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Old 01-29-2004, 10:14 PM
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yeah i imagine you could go up an inch or two without problems with the right adapter for the caliper
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Old 01-29-2004, 10:15 PM
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feed makes a kit using skyrine blakes (i think), those are findable here, along with maybe z32 stuff?
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Old 01-29-2004, 10:35 PM
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or you could just buy some wilwood calipers, I have a set of dynalites in the garage and they're quite nice.
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Old 01-30-2004, 03:13 AM
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Well, I don't really have any ideas, but I do have my opinion



What problems are you experiencing with your brakes right now? I have TII calipers, braided lines, semi-metallic pads, and (perhaps most important) a well-bled system. Every braking attempt I've made, be it autocross or street, has resulted in rapid acceleration to any speed my heart desired. Are you doing this for the performance gain or to do it (I respect both, don't get me wrong)?



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Old 01-30-2004, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by pengaru' date='Jan 29 2004, 10:35 PM
or you could just buy some wilwood calipers, I have a set of dynalites in the garage and they're quite nice.
The 4 piston dynalites? Which version? I'm guessing the billet dynalites. What piston size? And do you think it'll throw off the brake balance F/R?

I'm considering using those calipers in the front on the stock disks, and stock rear brakes with new tandem master cylinders (no booster).

I'm curious about the pedal effort. My calculations right now have it at less than 100 lbs for max braking.
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Old 01-30-2004, 09:25 AM
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I wouldn't want new brakes because I am having a problem with my stock rotors and calipers but I am interested in this thread because I want to see if I can put a larger rotor on my car to fill up the wheel well more.



I have 17 inch wheels on the car and the stock rotors look so lost inside these things. Excellent braking just don't look as good as they could.
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Old 01-30-2004, 10:47 AM
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Well more for performance. I don't know if i'll ever have time to go to the track though. lol



If I can do it for a relatively cheap price then I might as well do it. I don't know... Maybe I'll just make my car lighter.
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