DIY for stock non-Brembo to stock Brembo brakes.
If you’re planning to do this one here is what you will need:
Front/Rear Brembo Calipers and rotors
Brake lines – Brembo stock ones or aftermarket SS lines
Brake pads (for Brembos)
4 Caliper bolts for the rear calipers - Nissan part # 080412351A. (fronts are the same so you can reuse what you already have)
(Also in this pic are some aluminum hub centric rings I got from SPL Parts)
OK for the obvious:
Jack the car up on all 4 corners and put it on some jack stands.
Take all 4 wheels off.
You now want to disconnect the brake lines from the inside of the wheel well as seen circled in these pics.
You will then remove the small metal shim that keeps the rubber line attached to the mount at this point as well. (be warned brake fluid will leak) You can use a small rubber cap (as I did) if you have one to cap off the brake line to prevent lots of leaking.
In the front you will also need to unbolt the brake line from the shock and the suspension of the car. In my case I used stoptech lines so I removed the whole mount (for the brake line) from the suspension.
Now you will need to remove the stock calipers. There are two bolts holding each caliper on. In the rear they are 19mm and in the front they are 22mm. These are the bolts you will be reusing in the front and replacing in the rear.
Once these are removed you can remove the caliper along with the rubber brake line which is still attached. Now remove the rotors. The rears may stick a little. Don’t be afraid to use a rubber hammer to bang them loose as I had to do.
For those that are interested –side by side comparison of rear rotors.
You can now slide the stock brembo rotors on in the front and bolt on the brembo caliper. At this time you can also install the brake pads.
The rear is a different story. There is a little lip on the dust shield which sticks up and will get in the way of the much larger rotor. This shield is not easy to remove and I didn’t bother to go that direction. Instead you can just trim the shield. I tried several methods and found the easiest way for me was to use tin snips and cut the lip off. I then used a dremel to smooth the sharp edges down.
After this is done you can install the rear rotor and bolt on the rear caliper with the new bolts. Also go ahead and install the brake pads for the rear.
Now it’s time for the lines.
The rears are a straight shot from the caliper to the inner wheel well connection. Install the same way you tool the old lines out.
The fronts are the same if you are using stock lines. If you ss lines as I am you can mount it to the suspension (without the bracket) and then to the inner wheel well connection. You can use the stock shims to remount the ss lines.
After your line is connected all you need to do is bleed your brakes. After this is done you may need to bed in the brakes. There are plenty of threads on bleeding and bedding so you can search if you’re not sure what to do.
If I need any corrections please feel free to reply.