My '88 Silvia (S13) is metal to metal on front pads. Looking for some U.S. equivalent brakes to get me by.
I've tried 240SX, Sentra, Altima, and Maxima pads, but none fit.
Local part stores aren't very helpful either when I bring them these JDM goodies
Pictures below. Apparently, the pads were manufactured by Hitachi. Nissan part numbers 8G15 (outer pad) and 8G13(inner pad)
The Silvia pads, when compared to 240SX pads, are inverted when it comes to the "tabs" or "ears".
Sentra pads were the closest shape, but they're too tall (y-axis) and hit the hat of the rotor.
Maxima pads do not fit, as others have suggested, due to those belonging to a dual-piston caliper.
Background on the car: Second-owned 1988 Nissan Silvia Q's, CA18DE, 75k kilometers -so basically this is it's first brake job.
Eventually she's getting an overall upgraded brake system, but I just want to get rolling again. Any tips and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I've thought about seeing if the brake brackets off a 240SX would fit without replacing the caliper; that way I can use 240SX brake pads. The rotor is 10" like the 240's...can't find any in the scrap yards around to test this theory though.