track pads for 93 J30 setup???

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track pads for 93 J30 setup???

Postby nismoautoxr » Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:54 am

Hey guys...Cracker,SR20 goofus..etc.

I just did a brake swap on my S-14 track hoopty and the stuff I used was front and rear rotors and calipers from a 93 J30

I called my usual guy for hawk HP+ pads and he said he doesnt see a application listed for the 93 J30.

Is the J30 caliper/pad the same as any other performance application such as 300z, 350z etc.Sorry to be a friggin lazy *** but i thought sure some of you track dogs would surely know since its a fairly popular swap.

Help,pretty please.

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Re: track pads for 93 J30 setup??? (nismoautoxr)

Postby crackler » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:12 am

I have no idea if the pads are the same as any other make or not. I guess you could go to the parts store and see if they are the same part number, or if they are the same physicial size or not.

On a side note, if you have some old brake pads from the j30(What is a j30 anyways???) you can contact Carbotech, send them the backer plates and they can slap what eve compound you need on them. At least I am fairly sure they used to do this. One of the local guys runs a goat, with willwood brakes and didn't like the willwood pads, so some one suggested he contact carbotech for custom pads. I'm not sure how much they charge for this. From what I gathered though, the hardest part for them to manufacture a new pad they currently don't offer is getting the proper backing plate for the pads. Worth a phone call.

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Re: track pads for 93 J30 setup??? (cracker)

Postby nismoautoxr » Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:56 pm

my parts guy says that is an option to send cores to carbotech and have them line them with track compounds.I just didnt wanna reinvent the wheel if there was another option of an off the shelf product.

THe only thing Hawk offers for the infiniti J30 is the HPS.I am a very agressive 10/10ths track day driver and I take it super deep so HPS will never do the job.HP+ has served me very well .I get 4-5 2hour track days out of em and I DD the car also as well as all of the autox I do so im pretty near and dear to those .

Who knows I may like the carbotech better.

RR

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Re: track pads for 93 J30 setup??? (nismoautoxr)

Postby crackler » Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:10 pm

FWIW, I went from HPS to Panther plus's (XP-9's I think, they have since changed there product names from what I gather.). As much as the HPS SUCKED, the Carbotech's where inversely proportionate in *** KICKING.I am stuck on ceramic pads now.

I wouldn't trust HPS on track either. I ran my s13 at HPT once on HPS, running about 7/10th's and was getting pad fade after 10 -15 minutes (luckily each run groups ran 15 - 20 min). I had to let up a couple times, and I wasn't even braking hard.

Have you tried metal masters, EBC (BLEH), porterfield, or any one else, to see if any of them have any track offerings for the j30?

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Re: track pads for 93 J30 setup??? (cracker)

Postby Cone Junky » Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:44 am

I had pretty good luck with PBR Metal Masters on my GTI track car. They were referred to me by a friend that used to work for a proffesional Toyota racing team and they used them for years.They're cheap and easy to get too

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Re: track pads for 93 J30 setup??? (Cone Junky)

Postby nismoautoxr » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:36 pm

thanks fellers.Ill look into sll of those suggestions .I appreciate it

RR

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Re: track pads for 93 J30 setup???

Postby Spoolin6er » Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:26 pm

Hate to bring up such an old thread, but does anyone have any updates on what to go with for track pads with a J30 setup?

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Re: track pads for 93 J30 setup???

Postby J30tChumpCar » Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:43 am

Thread from the dead again, for anyone that has this question in the future
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Tell Mike Infiniti Chump Car sent you, specify your calipers.

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Re: track pads for 93 J30 setup???

Postby 95maxrider » Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:43 pm

I used to run a Q45 caliper, Cobra rotor setup on my car, and pad selection sucks. Keep in mind the Q45 calipers and J30 calipers are all pretty much the same. I think there is a slight difference somewhere, but they're close enough. The best pad I was able to get my hands on was the Hawk HPS, but it's not up to track abuse. I can vouch for Carbotech XP-8 track pads, but good luck getting a set for those calipers. That's why I made the move to Wilwood- better pad selection and bigger rotors! But for a cheap setup, it's tough to beat the 300zx parts, and they will have a much bigger pad selection.

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Re: track pads for 93 J30 setup???

Postby Spoolin6er » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:43 pm

So now that Carbotech's are available, xp8 or xp10?? Same pad front/rear? Looking for a true track pad, 325hp s14, J30 front, stock 240 rear.

http://www.frsport.com/Carbotech-CT486- ... 24502.html

Thanks for offering these!


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