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Old 02-22-2010, 09:45 AM   #41
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^CZP didn't send me the pins the first time around also, but Coz was nice enough to send some USPS, and they came in a couple days.
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:31 AM   #42
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Where are you guys picking these kits up from??
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:23 AM   #43
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Pins were missing from my kit as well, and in fact I was wondering if there were supposed to be pins at all till I saw this thread.

I am also not certain- where exactly do the shims go? Horizontally beneath the silver plate at the top? Or vertically between the pads and the piston? Or hanging from the rearview mirror like baby booties? Lol....

Fantastic kit, just wished it had a little more in the way of instructions.

Kit is from here: http://www.conceptzperformance.com/C...76.123.118.236
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:28 AM   #44
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i talked to coz from conceptz..... he told me that they are in the brake pad box attached to the greese bag... whch is rite... they are taped onto the small bag of grease....
plus they have really good service.. he was willing to send me some rite away if i didnt have them,
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:44 AM   #45
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FYI Some of the aftermarket pads, like I got Hawk HPS, don't come with the pins in the brake pad box. So they must normally come with the OE pads, but not with some aftermarket pads.
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:57 PM   #46
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Thanks Twin001 for creating this DIY...its actually as easy as it sounds... i would rate this 4 out of 10 difficulty. and if u have a friend who is willing to help u out it works out even better.... i ordered the motive power bleeder and after installing brake realized that they F(*&@# sent me wrongg adapters... and had to go online and find a DIY to bleed the brakes old school way... but it worked out fine... and now brakes are fine and compared to stock its huge difference...
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:23 PM   #47
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Great write up, I am about to throw a kit on also... I have one question, when installing the new lines, how do you 'close it off' to keep all the fluid from draining?
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:29 PM   #48
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it drains very slowly... so i just let it drain... but kept on makin sure that my brakefluid reserve was topped out the whole time...
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:36 PM   #49
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I have found 2 ways of installing Plate/Bracket.
So...What is the proper way of installing it?

Figure A.

From Dealer. The Plate/Bracket hooks are facing upwards. Highlighted in the red box.





Figure B.

From Forums. As you can see it looks the like Plate/Bracket is inverse from figure A. And the hooks are facing downwards



So What is the proper installation?
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:08 AM   #50
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i m sticking with the factory diagram... mines are facing up.
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:55 PM   #51
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Im currently doing this and right now the parts im stuck at are a. removing/trimming dust shields ( I don't have anything to trim and I'm working on removing... but no luck). Also I'm having difficulty removing rear calipers. Oh welllll I loved finally removing the front rotors though haha what accomplishment!
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:37 PM   #52
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Everything is installed on mine.. just have to bleed. Also, i did the plate brackets as shown in the diagram above. I have NO CLUE how you got yours to fit that way. Try as I might I couldnt get the second pin in.

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Old 01-22-2011, 10:00 PM   #53
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Does anyone know the oem rotor weights of the 2003 g/z brembo and the 2005+ g/z , so we could compare ??????

Also since im here and this thread is pretty dead, has any used this setup to track? but with slotted / drilled stoptech rotors, and track pads with fluid and ss lines???? Results?
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:11 PM   #54
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Yes please update with the stock rotor weights.
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I started doing this install tonight when I got home from work. I'll give my stock caliper and rotor weights once I'm done.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:54 AM   #56
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First, I weighed the Akebono kit at work.
Adapter Brackets, front left and right: 1.8lbs
Hardware, front: 2 lbs (reuse existing rear hardware)
Front Calipers: 10 lbs each
Rear Calipers: 5 lbs each
Front Rotors (14" Stoptech Slotted): 27lbs each ()
Rear Rotors (13.8" OEM blanks, vented): 18lbs each ()
I just took off my oem and weighed them. Keep in mind these rotors have a lot of use/wear on them and would be a little heavier brand new:

Front OEM Non-Brembo Caliper: 13.25lbs each
Rear OEM Non-Brembo Caliper: 6.5lbs each
Front OEM Non-Brembo Rotor: 15.5lbs each
Rear OEM Non-Brembo Rotor: 11.75lbs each

So in total, the difference is:

Front Caliper: -3.25 lbs x 2
Rear Caliper: -1.5 lbs x 2
Front Rotor: +11.5 lbs x 2
Rear Rotor: +6.25 lbs x 2

For a total of 26 lbs weight gain going from OEM Non-Brembo to Akebono setup.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:40 PM   #57
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thats a huge difference! can you feel the extra weight?
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:22 PM   #58
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Does anyone know if the New bracket for the caliper comes separately or together with the brake system?
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There are two bleeding valves on each caliper, Should I bleed them one at a time or together?
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how do you bleed two bleed valves at the same time? Bleed seperately, outside first then inside.
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