S13 Silvia Front Brake Pads

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S13 Silvia Front Brake Pads

Postby two_tone » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:32 pm

Hey Guys,

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 :frown:

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.


Thanks,

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Re: S13 Silvia Front Brake Pads

Postby Rogue One » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:05 pm

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Re: S13 Silvia Front Brake Pads

Postby two_tone » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:11 am

Apologies for incorrectly uploading images.

Here they are:

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Thanks!

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Re: S13 Silvia Front Brake Pads

Postby Cgeigert » Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:22 pm

Those are the slightly larger front calipers found on some 180sx and Silvia (usually K's I thought). There is a combo of pads and rotors from other Nissan models that works, I think maybe it was like 91 Nissan rotors and 88 Maxima pads or something like that. There are also some JDM brand pads that are made for that caliper (JIC, endless, etc.). I have a set I'm putting on a Silvia Q's so I'm looking for that info right now. I know it's on the internet in multiple threads, but google sucks for searching.

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Re: S13 Silvia Front Brake Pads

Postby Cgeigert » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:44 am

This is the info. If you already have the JDM set up then looks like you just need the Maxima pads.

('93-'97) 1st generation Nissan altima rotors. These are 280x22mm and have a 4x114 bolt pattern.

('89-'99) 3rd and 4th generation Nissan Maxima brake calipers

('89-'99) 3rd and 4th generation Nissan Maxima brake caliper mounting brackets

('89-'99) 3rd and 4th generation Nissan Maxima brake caliper mounting bracket hardware kit

('89-'99) 3rd and 4th generation Nissan Maxima brake pads


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