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Rz/rs Front And Rear Big Brake Gb - 2 Piece Rotors

Old 08-17-2003, 05:26 PM
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Hi all,



Been working on a GB for big brakes for the FD - that initially started as a rear larger 2-piece rotor solution (using OE J-Spec RS/RZ rear calipers) for those that have a front big brake kit already (AP, Brembo, etc). Everbody knows that there are a number of big front brake kits available, but there is currently nothing for the rear. While one can 'fix' the change in balance with a brake bias proportioning valve, ideally it's better to go with a larger rotor in the rear. Also, as that the larger rear OE RS/RZ spec rotors are only available in a single piece cast rotor, it might not look quite right if you've got a nice set of machined aluminum hat 2-piece rotors on the front and ugly cast in the rear.



It's now developed into a GB for BOTH the front and rear RZ/RS spec calipers (and related hardware) along with custom larger 2-piece rotors designed as an exact replacement for the OE cast rotors.



Maximum flexibility was designed into this GB, so whether:



- you're looking for just a rear brake solution to go with your current front big brake kit

- want to replace just your front brakes with the RZ/RS spec

- want to replace front and rear with RZ/RS spec calipers

- have RZ/RS calipers already, and want nice 2-piece rotors to replcae the OE cast single piece



there's a solution for you. All parts can been ordered ala carte (just the rear rotors, just the front calipers, or any combination/etc to suit your situation), or you can get the complete solution should you need.



This may interest FC owners as well, as that I have *heard* that one can bolt stock front FD calipers and rotors to the front of FCs with 5 lug hubs. I do not know much about FCs though, so FC owners please chime in.



Precision brakes will be handling the custom 2 piece rotors, and still working on a vendor for the OE calipers (though it's down to Corksport or the RX7Store, if such a GB is not something Rotary Extreme or JT can do at the moment - last chance, let me know guys! ).



Still working a few minor details, but should have details this coming week - including specs, pictures, etc. Prices look very, very good. This will be a very affordable, effective brake solution, and I'm excited (if not a little tired from the phone calls, emails and legwork hehe) about getting this going.



More soon.



This GB post is Vosko approved.
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Old 08-17-2003, 05:36 PM
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how much?
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Old 08-17-2003, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by FikseRxSeven' date='Aug 17 2003, 02:36 PM
how much?
I'll have the prices posted the next couple days. Still have to iron out a few details, but looks very good.
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Old 08-17-2003, 09:32 PM
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I may be interested, depending on the price..
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Old 08-18-2003, 08:00 AM
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Sounds good, just let me know pricing.
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Old 08-18-2003, 09:31 AM
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dclin,



I'm interested to know if there is a rear brake kit for the FCs.



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Old 08-18-2003, 05:23 PM
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Likewise...



interested too....
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Old 08-19-2003, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by DomLee' date='Aug 18 2003, 06:31 AM
dclin,



I'm interested to know if there is a rear brake kit for the FCs.



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Hi Dom,



WHile the rear rotors may bolt up to an FC(if you have a 5 lug), I'm not sure that the rear calipers will. I have never heard it mentioned as being possible, but think it may involve having brackets made to adapt it to the FC's mounting points.



I have heard that the front FD brakes will bolt onto the front of FCs (with 5 lugs), but have never seen it it in person. I do know a FD with (what appears to be) FC brakes though - the previous owner was apparently ripped off by a shop that did brake work on the car, and my friend bought the car not knowing what FD brakes look like. I'll post pics so that you FC guys can ID.



I would like some input from FC owners about converting brakes though, and as of right now - until FC owners can say with certainty that it will retrofit - this buy is currently for FDs.



Prices will be posted tonight or tomorrow on the rotors (need to format it). Rotary Extreme emailed saying he'll have prices on the calipers in the next few days.
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Sounds good, Also I will wait to see prices...
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Old 08-19-2003, 11:40 PM
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im gunna guess that this will cost as much as aftermarket breaks
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