hi faithful reader, yes just you,
just answering a PM out here where others might gain some insight, knowledge or at least lolz fodder...
(that knowledge being that i'm probably an ignorant idjut)
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NIce write up on the inexpensive bbk with the wilwoods.. Im in the process of doing the same thing but with evo 8 brembos.. i got 4piston fronts and 2 piston rears.. anyways...
I need the caliper brackets made... Where could i go to get this done?? Or could you fab one up for me
hard to say if it's even possible without specifications on the calipers you have - a quick web search gave me this - does this look / sound correct?
EVO-5,6,7,8,9 (possibly 10?) is equipped with:
- vented rotors 320x32mm (12.59"x1.25")
- 4-piston calipers
- vented rotors 300x20mm (11.8"x0.78")
- 2-piston calipers
and here is the Z brembo info
324mm x 30mm ( 20.5# )
(12.76" x 1.18")
Front Piston 4.12 brembo
322mm x 22mm (18.5#)
(12.68" x .866")
Rear Piston 1.95 brembo
i don't believe that the brembo sized rotors from the evo have the same bolt patterns as z/g's?
so would probably be easist to use z/g brembo sized rotors and these calipers - the biggest difference is that the z/g rear rotors are larger which might have the brake pad hanging over the end of the rotor (because the rotor would hit the ends of the smaller radius caliper)
[***but not as easy as just selling these on craigslist / ebay and just buying actual z/g brembos!***]
unless you DIY it your looking at a lot of fabbing time (& time=$$$)
the bracket making is pretty simple ONCE you have the precise measurements - getting the measurements correct would probably take 2 days...
i don't know who will do this for you - probably not midas... try local raceshops in your area? you might find someone willing to try this but they will need your car (for days) to do it,
if you don't mind the back/forth postage (calipers / rotors are heavy) send just the left front / rear setups to me and i'll look to see if it is even possible to get them on a Z (the left side of my car is easiest to work on in my garage)
the cost (i'm cheap, not free!) a new front g37sport 14" rotor (just one) to pull my car apart and see if your setup is even possible to be done...
and if possible...
i'll make you brackets* (your $ for the good steel and good grade bolts for the final brackets ~$120-150?, i've got plenty of crap steel/ grade 5 bolts(and cardboard and plywood) for the several practice brackets i'll have to make to get it right )
* [sorry, i interupted myself,] for a second front rotor and the 2 rear g37 sport rotors (online ~ $88 each)
as a back up plan (for your BBK plans) if these brembos are not able to go on a z/g i'll also be mocking up brackets for the 14" g37s rotor(s) you sent (for wilwood calipers) which will be a pretty sight too...
same deal - i'll trade brackets for rotors
[so faithful reader - are you also interested in the great bracket swap shopping deal for xmas '08
a 14" BBK at rock bottom DIY prices??? ]
'at this price i'm cutting my own throat' - CMOT Dibbler
just can't stop rambling.... i saw the 14"G37 sport brake post in the huge diy BBK bracket fread - looks like a good deal and with the 370z coming out with the 14 sport brakes also, they will be around.
but... a quick math check says you can do 14" 6 pot / 4 pot wilwoods for less!
- anyone else out there in tvland do this DIY yet [the 13" setup from my templates?] - post your pics