Budget BBK! 300ZX Brake Upgrade for FRS/BRZ

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Budget BBK! 300ZX Brake Upgrade for FRS/BRZ

Postby AZhitman » Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:52 pm

We're all car guys / gals, which means we certainly don't JUST wrench on Nissans!

Our long-time staffer Seth (Eikon) has several amazing projects under his belt (some of you may remember his beautiful RB-powered S13 convertible). Most recently, he engineered a brake swap to upgrade the Subaru BRZ / Scion FR-S to use 30mm 300ZX calipers and bigger rotors!

Here's the article: Budget BBK! 300ZX Brake Upgrade for FRS/BRZ

We hope you enjoy this one, and feel free to ask Seth any questions in this thread! :dblthumb:


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Re: Budget BBK! 300ZX Brake Upgrade for FRS/BRZ

Postby Eikon » Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:53 pm

Hi

if anyone has questions or comments please post them.

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Re: Budget BBK! 300ZX Brake Upgrade for FRS/BRZ

Postby Looneybomber » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:24 pm

Now, just add 60hp to the car, and it'll be great.

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Postby frapjap » Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:02 am

Hows it ride? Is it stopping with great authority?

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Re: Budget BBK! 300ZX Brake Upgrade for FRS/BRZ

Postby Eikon » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:06 pm

10-4.. needs about 100 hp and it'll be awesome.

These calipers feel a lot better to me. I haven't tracked it yet so I can't say first hand that they are better at shedding heat.. but they have to be based on the bigger rotors. thumbs up from me!

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Re: Budget BBK! 300ZX Brake Upgrade for FRS/BRZ

Postby jctcarl » Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:27 pm

I'm doing it. Couldn't find info on rear install. Any tricks, issues? Thanks

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Re: Budget BBK! 300ZX Brake Upgrade for FRS/BRZ

Postby Jookmasta » Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:09 pm

I gotta say, ran a quick search for those z32 30 mm calipers and they truly are hard to find. I think FR sport was the only place I could come up with besides ebay. Though even 10 years since I went to the q45 brakes, I still can't see any reason for the z32 ones except for the bling factor. lol.

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Re: Budget BBK! 300ZX Brake Upgrade for FRS/BRZ

Postby AZhitman » Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:08 am

I was just having a convo with a guy on FB who has a clean set for $300. I've been after a set for my Roadster.

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Re: Budget BBK! 300ZX Brake Upgrade for FRS/BRZ

Postby Eikon » Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:37 pm

jctcarl wrote:I'm doing it. Couldn't find info on rear install. Any tricks, issues? Thanks
You need KNS brackets for the rear.. otherwise the stock BRZ rotors and the Z32 calipers and pads.. plus lines of course

Lots of techinical details and install pics in this thread.. http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthre ... z32+brakes

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Postby Eikon » Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:42 pm

AZhitman wrote:I was just having a convo with a guy on FB who has a clean set for $300. I've been after a set for my Roadster.
Greg I have a used pair of fronts (aluminum 30mm) in my garage and I think I might have a rebuild kit along with them. Would take some labor to refinish and repaint, but certainly can be done. Let me know if you want them.

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Postby themadscientist » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:51 pm

I wish I knew people needed them. I just threw away dozens of brake sets.

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Re: Budget BBK! 300ZX Brake Upgrade for FRS/BRZ

Postby AZhitman » Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:57 pm

Eikon wrote:Let me know if you want them.
Absolutely, let me know what you want for them.

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Re: Budget BBK! 300ZX Brake Upgrade for FRS/BRZ

Postby AZhitman » Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:57 pm

themadscientist wrote:I wish I knew people needed them. I just threw away dozens of brake sets.
:frown: :nono: :slap:

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Re: Budget BBK! 300ZX Brake Upgrade for FRS/BRZ

Postby Eikon » Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:53 am

AZhitman wrote:
Eikon wrote:Let me know if you want them.
Absolutely, let me know what you want for them.
I'll start digging through my piles in the garage to get to them.. then shoot you some pictures, etc. Might be a week or two.. life's pretty busy at the moment.

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Postby AZhitman » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:35 pm

No rush, amigo. Take all the time you need. Hugs to Sheila.

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Re: Budget BBK! 300ZX Brake Upgrade for FRS/BRZ

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:31 am

I just got mine through the local automotive parts store.
Freakin loaded calipers were like 90 bucks each... but that was 10 years ago.

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Re: Budget BBK! 300ZX Brake Upgrade for FRS/BRZ

Postby Ace2cool » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:26 am

$62.99 per caliper at O'reilley. http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/searc ... ke+caliper

I'm actually impressed. From the picture, they look like the aluminum calipers. Very nice.

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Re: Budget BBK! 300ZX Brake Upgrade for FRS/BRZ

Postby NolimitZ32 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:03 pm

That's not a bad price, too bad, means I have to lower the asking price of mine. If you look at the other pictures you can tell they are iron by the casting marks.

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Postby Ace2cool » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:49 pm

Nahbro. A 91 TT only got aluminums. And the aluminum ones have those horizontal lines in them. The iron ones were almost completely smooth.

Chiggity check it:
http://importnut.net/300zxbrakeswap.htm

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Postby NolimitZ32 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:42 am

So they are, holy crap. I stand corrected good sir. The castings still look wierdly iron to me, it may be because of that gunmetalish coating.

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Postby Ace2cool » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:57 am

Yeah, idk what's up with the coating. But those are aluminum fo sho.

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Re: Budget BBK! 300ZX Brake Upgrade for FRS/BRZ

Postby byron8805 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:50 pm

Awesome writeup on this conversion,I just have one nagging question that's holding my build up. On the Enjuku Racing website the 300ZX->240SX conversion SS line kit from ISIS comes in two flavors: one for the S13 and one for the S14. Which is the correct fitment for the BRZ/FRS?

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Re: Budget BBK! 300ZX Brake Upgrade for FRS/BRZ

Postby Eikon » Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:51 pm

I used S14, but I would be surprised if the S13 didn't work just as well.

I never did finish this project. I wound up selling the car because I got sick of making payments on a nearly new car that sat in the garage 5 months and I only drove about 5k miles per year. I was going to paint the fronts and apply proper subaru stickers and then do the rear conversion as well.. I just never got around to it.


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