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I have a '72 510 that mostly sees track time. I will post a pic later. Any way, I have the 280zx brakes all around. The car brakes awsome on the track. I don't feel any fade to be honest with you but there is always room for improvement. My question: Is there a caliper/rotor upgrade for these struts? I heard people were installing z32 calipers and rotors with modifications. If anyone can help me out I would greatly appreciate it.

 

Thanks

Julio

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Check out www.datsport.com That will give you some ideas.

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arizona zcar has them and ross at modern-motorsport has them too. big money, but they stop crazy good

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Guys, thanks a bunch for your replys! I will look into these.

 

Thanks!

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ZX all around? what do you have on the rear?

 

what size rims are you running?

 

 

Hi RoadRace. I have 15X7 rims. Currently I have been racing with RB's but I just bought a set of ZX turbo wheels (15X6?) which will be seeing the track time. You should be able to run 14's without issues though.

 

For the rears I also have the ZX calipers. I had a bracket made for the calipers. Are you planning on running ZX all around?

 

Julio

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any pics of your parking brake set up for the rears? I have ZX front and 200SX / maxima rears and was looking for some ideas. :cool:

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Hi RoadRace. I have 15X7 rims. Currently I have been racing with RB's but I just bought a set of ZX turbo wheels (15X6?) which will be seeing the track time. You should be able to run 14's without issues though.

 

For the rears I also have the ZX calipers. I had a bracket made for the calipers. Are you planning on running ZX all around?

 

Julio

i want to keep the 13's. i have the ZX parts for the front but will probably be running the Brakeman Calipers from Specialty Engineering so i can keep the 13's. i haven't heard of any oem rear disk swaps where guys keep the 13's, so i haven't committed to the rear disks just yet. if you could throw a 13 on the back of your car and tell me if it fits, that'd be cool.

 

http://www.specialtyengineering.ca/datsun_brake_upgrades.html

 

 

 

i got a set of 240SX 15 x 6 Steelies from the wrecker and i was going to have them widened to 7" and have the offset changed and try them out - but i haven't got there yet.

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I've mocked up my 280zx struts/brakes in the front, and 200sx calipers with Aarons brackets in the rear, and they just barely clear my 13's. You have to shave the front calipers just a little for safe clearance, but no problem in the rear. I'm sure it depends on the 13's too though.

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Yeah, I have basically the same setup but went with Maxima calipers in the rear, the stock 13" steelies don't fit at all. Some diamond racing wheels probably would as I had a set of those back when I had the Miata and those calipers were almost as big.

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i want to keep the 13's. i have the ZX parts for the front but will probably be running the Brakeman Calipers from Specialty Engineering so i can keep the 13's. i haven't heard of any oem rear disk swaps where guys keep the 13's, so i haven't committed to the rear disks just yet. if you could throw a 13 on the back of your car and tell me if it fits, that'd be cool.

 

http://www.specialty...e_upgrades.html

 

 

Well it so happens that my brother has 13X7's Libre on his bubble flare 510...and his car is in my garage. This weekend I will be bleeding the brakes getting ready for the track. I will give you an up date. I hope they fit!

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any pics of your parking brake set up for the rears? I have ZX front and 200SX / maxima rears and was looking for some ideas. cool.gif

 

 

I'm not running a parking brake. I myself am looking for ideas in that department...sorrysad.gif

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I'm running a KA-T with front 4 piston Wilwoods and 280zx calipers in the rear. I called Troy Ermish about getting a booster for my set-up. He said boosters are for old ladies who need help pushing down the brake pedal. lol It will make no difference is stopping power.

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Well it so happens that my brother has 13X7's Libre on his bubble flare 510...and his car is in my garage. This weekend I will be bleeding the brakes getting ready for the track. I will give you an up date. I hope they fit!

 

cool - let me know. i'm running american racing 13 x 7 slots

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cool - let me know. i'm running american racing 13 x 7 slots

 

 

I have not forgotten about you RoadRace. I have not had a chance to get around to this. I am hoping I can get to it this weekend...

 

 

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