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Brakes up-grades

Discussion in 'Hybrid Z cars' started by AdamY, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. AdamY

    AdamY
    Z Club Member

    Best brake up-grade options???

    Eventually got my 280z 2+2 on the road - it is a US import with a Chevy V8.


    Lots of fun potentially - but needs quite a lot of sorting. I think top priority has to be to up-grade the brakes......

    Just looking for any recommendations on what works well, is good value and how much work is required???


    Thanks
    Adam
     
  2. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Find a front, vented disc set-up (depends upon your wheel size etc) and make sur your shock absorbers and springs are up to scratch. Leave the rears on drums if in good nick and therefore don't touch the BMC.
     
  3. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Committee Member

    Why brake upgrade first? is the v8 a lot heavier than the L6?
     
  4. toopy

    toopy
    Z Club Member

  5. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    More power, more speed....on stock front brakes, you'd have to be brave and anticipate.:D
     
  6. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Committee Member

    Well, yes, that's the point. More power alone doesn't require upgraded brakes. a heavier car or using the car outside the stock duty cycle does.
    I mean, a Z with a 500 bhp engine that you intend to use exclusively on the street within the law, I really doubt you'd be able to exceed the stock brakes capability.
    A stock car with full on track use on the other hand probably could exceed it.

    Also preferring the look is a good reason :)
     
  7. racer

    racer
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  8. Moriarty

    Moriarty Forum User

    Respectfully HSCC cars go quicker than you ever will do .........on stock brakes with upgraded pads, but they dont look as good as a modern disc (rotor) and multi pot caliper
     
  9. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    They generally don't have to apply them urgently to avoid some kid on a bicycle though.
     
  10. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    All well maintained, good condition brake should be capable of stopping these cars in an emergency, one off situation. It's the repeated heavy use that will show their weakness. The 240 brakeing gives less confidence due to minimal servo assist but this improves with subsequent models.
     

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