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who makes the best off the shelf disc?

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by franky, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. franky

    Z Club Member

    Who makes the best off the shelf discs? its for a conversion so they'll be getting re-drilled and centre bore.
  2. Turn & Burn

    Turn & Burn
    Z Club Member

    I buy my discs from Brakeparts.. most brands stocked, but I try to use a recognised brand.

    Really good in that u can get dimensions for disc dia, hub bore, pcd, offset etc., also cheap as they are trade suppliers. I’ve recently bought from them for my z32 calliper front end upgrade.
  3. franky

    Z Club Member

    I've got to be particular to get the fit for what I want.

    I want them to look right as well as perform well if possible! The latter being of primary concern.

    My finances don't stack up to my primary option, £270 for hubs, £430 for ap discs, £30 for mounting bobbins, so £730. its something I can revisit if I've every feeling overly flush!
  4. Woody928

    Z Club Member

    Hows the setup coming together now Jason?
  5. johnymd

    Z Club Member

    After quit a bit of searching IMO the '84 non turbo z31 disk are the most viable option. They require no modification so just bolt on with a spacer to suit your caliper choice.
  6. franky

    Z Club Member

    What do you mean viable?
  7. Mr.F

    ZClub Administrator
    Committee Member

    USA '84 NA - NOT UK versions...
  8. richiep

    Z Club Member

    The 84 NA Z31 US discs are four stud, unlike the other specs which are all five. They are the default choice in the various kits that use the Hilux/4Runner S12W calipers. They just need a 1/2” hub-centric spacer on top as the top hat of the disc is smaller than that of a standard Z disc. My FairladyZ has this front setup.
  9. SeanDezart

    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    The Toyota calipers are heavy steel - right ?
  10. franky

    Z Club Member

    I'm trying to put something together that

    A: works without spacers
    B: Has a large choice of discs in the UK
    C: Is the right size to suit intended caliper(thickness and diameter)
    D: doesn't increase the overall weight of a standard caliper and none vented disc

    I've 93.2% worked it all out, tried a couple of cheap cheap discs.

    I've got a couple of extra grey hairs though.
  11. richiep

    Z Club Member

    Sean - well yes - but then they don’t cost anywhere near is much as some fancy purpose-built performance calipers like Wilwood, AP etc.
  12. atomman

    atomman Forum User

    I would use Brembo disc's or another good quality one Franky,

    I brought a set of the Z31 US 4 stud disc's and they work out at over £100 imported with VAT etc etc, for my Toyota caliper conversion,
    It was cheaper for me to find another disc to and machine it up to suit in the end, there still on a shelf in the garage

    I cant remember what website I used but you can search for disc's with diameter,size and offset etc i used this to fond a replacement for the Peugeot disc
  13. Mr Ex Jnr

    Mr Ex Jnr Zeds is the way iv been shown Staff Member

    Samuri got AP Racing discs on 25mm vented

    450 pound all in with postage from USA
  14. franky

    Z Club Member

    what size/spec of disc? a lot of the samuari's seem to be running range rover type calipers?

    Thats a very expensive disc?
  15. vipergts

    Z Club Member

    Hi Spec in Dartford are keen to do a set up, they just need a car to use.
  16. Mr Ex Jnr

    Mr Ex Jnr Zeds is the way iv been shown Staff Member

    Range rover 4 pots it used aswell

    With 260mm disc size

    Vented grooved disc for escort monte carlo spec 25mm spec
  17. franky

    Z Club Member

    Just not a massive fan of the hi-spec calipers.
  18. franky

    Z Club Member

    Well, a few options..... varying costs!
  19. Woody928

    Z Club Member

    Do you mind pinging me over the details to consider? I'm getting to crunch point now :thumbs:

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