2015-2017 QX70S Brakes

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2015-2017 QX70S Brakes

Postby nadthomas » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:24 am

I'm looking to purchase a QX70S. One of my interests in the S model over the standard is that I read it had larger brakes(akebono?). I'm a big fan of large brakes, so if I can get them from the factory great. One less modification I have to sneak past my wife. ;)

Looking at the photos of the handful of 2015-2017 QX70S I can find for sale, none of them seem to have the larger brakes. Were the larger brakes only available on the earlier V8 QX70S models, or was this an optional upgrade?


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Re: 2015-2017 QX70S Brakes

Postby EdBwoy » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:42 pm

I'm afraid your first assumption is correct. From the catalogs, it appears this was only available on the V8s and ended in 2014. The larger brakes were not offered as any other package.
FWIW, the 2014 models look facelifted to me. Plus they have Akebonos on the QX70 V8.

However, if your preference strictly is 2015 and up, then typically the Akebono upgrade isn't usually too complicated to achieve. But there's that issue of sneaking the stuff past your wife...

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Re: 2015-2017 QX70S Brakes

Postby nadthomas » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:05 pm

Thanks! Yeah, I was hoping to find a good price on a low mileage 2016 or 2017. I didn't really want to go back to a 2014, as the mileage is likely to be higher, and I kind of prefer the V6 as it was used in a higher volume of vehicles. Although, I'm sure I would prefer the sound and torque of the V8. I have found when buying a used vehicle, and when you do all of your own work and maintenance its best to stick with the most common components.

Also, currently there is only 1 AWD V8 2014 on all of Autotrader and it has 90k miles on it.

Maybe I'll just pickup a standard model and upgrade the wheels, brakes, and springs. Tires options for the 21" Sport model wheels are limited and overly expensive anyways.

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Re: 2015-2017 QX70S Brakes

Postby EdBwoy » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:25 pm

Right on! That sounds like a sound decision. You have a wider selection with the V6s anyway.
nadthomas wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:05 pm
... I have found when buying a used vehicle, and when you do all of your own work and maintenance its best to stick with the most common components...
Like you, I do most of my own work as well. One reason I stick to Nissan products is the compatibility of parts across most platforms. I have owned quite a lot of Nissan V8s and so far, I haven't run into any issue issue that was both exclusive to the V8 and a high failure risk. I haven't owned an FX50 yet, and I know that engine is way more unique than the previous and current V8, but it seems to be a very reliable powerplant.
That's an argument for argument's sake. I understand that we have varying levels of risk-aversion.


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