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Interim Brake Upgrade - S13WB Calipers - Some advice please

Discussion in 'Suspension, Brakes & Steering' started by ALN, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. jonbills

    jonbills
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    No, I haven't felt the need - I've got stock master cylinder and booster and drum brakes - I haven't really noticed longer pedal travel or any downsides at all.
     
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  2. ALN

    ALN
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    Great, I was concerned about pedal travel and brake bias, but glad to hear that it's worked fine for you. Thank you, I will give that a go!
     
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  3. jonbills

    jonbills
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    Let us know how you get on? it could just be that I'm oblivious!
     
  4. ALN

    ALN
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    Thread update:
    In the meantime I decided to purchase BC Coilvers and have decided to refurb suspension; but... I managed to trial fit GTR32 calipers along with the caliper adapters and Jag 300mm discs from @atomman They work a treat and the fitment is precise.
    BTW: the combo fits perfectly under 15" wheels... Konig Rewind 15" x 7 et0.
     

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  5. Timbo

    Timbo
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    Can I check in and ask what pads you ended up plumbing for?
     
  6. AliK

    AliK
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    Love the brake upgrade! I have the 4 pot Toyota callipers and pug 505 vented discs which do a super job but they don’t look anything as good as those.

    Do you have some kind of roll cage on that monster? Not wishing to sound like an old fogie, you may wish to take heed from @IbanezDan51 ‘s experience where he had averynoowerful Z like yours and the roll cage saved his legs!
     
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  7. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
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    Powerful or not, any of our cars could be subject to something similar. Unfortunately unlike modern vehicles the side impact protection on our Z's was not given the utmost attention when they were designed and built, like most cars of the 60's and 70's!

    But yes any protection people can do they should, particularly on modified vehicles where keeping the originality is less of a concern!
     
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  8. ALN

    ALN
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    Hi Timbo,

    I used Porterfield R4S street pads. They work really well, I can highly recommend it.
     
  9. ALN

    ALN
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    Not sounding like an old fogie at all AliK, I have been looking for a suitable half rollcage but have not been able to find one. The closest was this one:

    Datsun 260Z S30 2 Seater 6 Point Bolt-in Roll Cage | Safety Devices – Experts In Automotive Safety Solutions

    Does anyone have any experience with the one above?

    Thanks!
     
  10. ALN

    ALN
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    @IbanezDan51 Agreed, I am not too precious about my installing safety devices like a roll cage as my Z as it's not an original car. These cars are old and have sheet metalwork like paper!
     
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