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View Poll Results: What Brake Systems do you use??
AP Racing 90 14.24%
Alcon 41 6.49%
Brembo Racing Upgrade 48 7.59%
R33/34 Brembo upgrade 103 16.30%
Project Mu 14 2.22%
Stoptech 37 5.85%
Tarox 4 0.63%
Standard Brakes (eek!!!) 187 29.59%
Custom Brake Upgrade 23 3.64%
Other (Please Specify) 85 13.45%
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Old 3rd April 2009, 10:41 AM   #101 (permalink)
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AP 6pot 380mmx32mm front
AP 4pot 335mmx32mm rears
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Old 17th June 2009, 12:22 PM   #102 (permalink)
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What brakes

I've just upgraded my R32 front brakes to Alcon 6pots with 355mm grooved disks. Standard brakes on the rear. Ron at RK sorted me out. He's a top bloke for advice and service. I also got a 'cheap' price at least compared to everywhere else.

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I've just upgraded my R32 front brakes to Alcon 6pots with 355mm grooved disks. Standard brakes on the rear. Ron at RK sorted me out. He's a top bloke for advice and service. I also got a 'cheap' price at least compared to everywhere else.
I have been thinking of the same setup, but hear that the discs are not that good and the only replacements you can get is Alcon's own discs.
But how do you rate these compared to stock ?

The ultimate test would be to compare PFC 324mm discs(stock replacements) and their pad with any 355mm caliber kit.

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Hi Jan

I don't really know about the comparison with PFC disks and pads as I've never used them. I haven't yet taken the car on a track and have just finshed the 100 mile wear in period so they have any real hard use yet. I do notice that there's a big difference in brake feel and that they do stop me quicker with less effort. Ron uses them on his racing car so he obviously abuses them a lot more than I will. Give him a call and see if he's had any problems with the disks. maybe he can do the calipers on their own and you can specify your own disk and pads. I have heard from someone else on this thread that for track use the pads will need to be changed but he didn't say he's had problems with the disks.

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GTR 33 V spec brembos, dixcel pads on the fronts, standard on the rear (for the moment!). Millers DOT 4 brake fluid and HEL braided lines all round. Very good upgrade over my old standard system. Hoping to pick up some brembos for the rear soon.
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Old 20th August 2009, 03:42 PM   #106 (permalink)
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What ferodo 2500 pads for Greddy 6-pot 330m?

Hi guys, urgent help: What ferodo 2500 pads for Greddy 6-pot 330m? I need the Ferodo product number? Thanks!

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They are an Alcon caliper, search Alcon's site here in the UK to match the pad shape and dimensions. If you get REALLY stuck Alcon's sales director is a friend of mine. Should be straightforward once you the have Alcon number to X-Reference. If it's for circuit usage 2500's are far too soft, try one of newer Carbon Metallic compounds from Performance Friction like the 05 one. It will work on the road, too. 2500 is old tech now.
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Old 29th August 2009, 06:10 PM   #108 (permalink)
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hi guys, i havent voted as my brakes are poo! R33 GTR estimated to have a tad over 500bhp and bog standard brakes all around! dont want to change my calipers as its costly and have spent enough as it is. are HEL or do luck braided lines good?
also i have heard good things about ds2500 pads but what drilled discs are good?
Best place in buying these things?
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Ferodo pads for Greddy /Alcon 6-pot

As to my previous post, suitable Ferodo pads for Grex/Greddy 6-pot calipers are FRP3076 (17mm), FRP54 (18mm) or FRP 3061(25mm). I chose DS 2.11 race pads to front and DS 3000 pad to stock rear calipers (FCB 1372R).

DS 2500 are way too mellow for track abuse.

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I have Ferrodo 3000+ pads in, Yet to try them on the track, But are fine for road use, and going by their spec's, should be good for track days.
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DBA discs all round and ferrodo DS2500 pads.
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I'm running Rotora 6 piston front (355mm 2 pc) and 4 piston rear (330mm). I don't hear much about rotora outside the USA but they are pretty sick. The price is around a brembo set. They also have 12 piston fronts for the daring. Like Recaro's on almost anything sporty now, even SRT-4s come with brembo now so I tried to got a bit different.


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i run hi spec race 6 pot calipers with performance friction carbon pads and performance friction 355/35mm discs with braided line. will be running these on the backs to soon but with a softer pad.

must say they are absolutely brilliant
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Brembo 6pot monoblock front
380mm 2pcs rotor

Brembo 4pot monoblock rear
345mm 2pcs rotor

Ferodo DS2500 pads
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I've got a set of ksport 356mm 8 pots, and for the price there v v good
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Wilwoods are a good upgrade for the Stagea.
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Not sure if these have been mentioned, but these should fit any Skyline without problems.

Akebono Nissan 300ZX Front & Rear 14 Inch Big Brake Kit - performance parts

Z34/V36 brakes with brackets to fit a Z32 (which 32 GT-R and Skyline Brembo brakes will bolt onto). Less than $2000 USD for front AND rear, all brand new.



This picture shows the brake under a 19" wheel.

I'm not using them yet, but this is the brake upgrade I'll be using. Requires 18" wheels because of the 355mm front rotors and 350mm rear rotors.
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Not sure if these have been mentioned, but these should fit any Skyline without problems.

Akebono Nissan 300ZX Front & Rear 14 Inch Big Brake Kit - performance parts

Z34/V36 brakes with brackets to fit a Z32 (which 32 GT-R and Skyline Brembo brakes will bolt onto). Less than $2000 USD for front AND rear, all brand new.

I'm not using them yet, but this is the brake upgrade I'll be using. Requires 18" wheels because of the 355mm front rotors and 350mm rear rotors.

Man that's cheap

So what's the catch???
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No catch that I know of, it's just they aren't meant to be "racing" brakes and don't have the heritage that Brembo has. It's all off the shelf OEM parts from Nissan, you'll have to spend a little more to get more aggressive brake pads. But would guess these will perform nearly as well or better than the R34 Brembo brakes, just due to the size of the caliper and rotor.

I *think* they may be heavier than R34 Brembos, but that's because no one makes a 2pc rotor for them yet, but there is one in production now. Supposedly the caliper is very light, and the OEM rotor is very heavy.
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TBH I'm not so sure about the 2pc rotors...

...a friend of mine got AP ones (racing calipers and 2pc rotors) on his NSX and he always has issues with them, so that now he'll change them back to 1pc rotors and a brembo setup

Could also be some bad luck tho...

Are you sure they are direct fit???

I know that Z32's and R32's share the same rear brake, but I'm not so sure about the front ones (always thought Z32' front is different to that of R32's )...

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