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Just thought I’d share this with the rest of the GTR32 owners out there.
Until I build my monster AP racing brake kit, I needed to drastically sort out the abortion of braking coming from my ’90 R32 for the time being. For a car this size / power etc, they’re frightenly shite to say the least.

So, just to get the car through the rest of the session (big brakes in winter), I did the following:

Skimmed 0.6mm either side off my V spec front discs (30.8mm width now)
Stripped & inspected each caliper – found the OS to have 2 pistons sticking. Cleaned & polished all 8 pistons & thoroughly cleaned the callipers. None of the inner seals needed replacing. The outer seals aren’t mint but will see me through this year.
Bought Ferodo DS3000 pads
Installed Goodridge stainless brake lines
Flushed the entire brake system & replaced with AP Racing fluid (£15 a bottle)
Installed a none branded Brake master cylinder stopper of ebay for £22

Since then I’ve covered about 250 miles, most of which were motorway miles, going up to XXX then stamping on the brakes to 70mph (you need this speed to cool the discs & bed the pads + discs in)

Well, yesterday I used the car in anger for the 1st time, & the results are well worth it… I stamped on the brakes a few times on the boil through my local back street lanes, and, well…. it bloody stops!!! As a stepping stone until I get the bigger brake kit installed, this setup is putting a nice fat smile on my face every time I use it now.

COST:
Discs skimmed £40 (Turboforce, Preston)
Ferodo Pads £130+VAT (RB Motorsport)
AP Racing brake fluid £15 (Ebay)
Goodridge Braided lines £80 (Ebay)
Brake master cylinder stopper £22 (Ebay)

Total £307


Results: Much better than anticipated and I don't have to worry about kicking someones back doors in everytime I try to stop.
 

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Marky, it's funny you should say that about the inner piston rubber seals... speshly the ones wiv sticking pistons. Fished out the inner seal(s) and yes, gobs of corrosion behind the seals. Picked away the offending compound with a nice sharp(ish) long flat bladed screw driver, sprayed buckets of carb-cleaner through the pairs of calipers then blasted 'em to death with the airline... twas worth all the grubby effort :D
 

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Theoretically the OE brakes SHOULD be ok, however as Marky pointed out, after 10-15 years of abuse & possibly little or no maintenance, they're bound to have lost they're original stopping power (like us R32 owners didn't know this anywayz). All I need now to top off this '1st stage' brake kit is a complete set of rear R33's... anyone?!?!! :p :chuckle:
 
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