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Old 04-05-2012, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Stock2Autocrozz View Post
Z1 has hooked me up, and Coz just expedited my shipping when part was on back order; while I was pissed I ordered a part that wasnt in stock, he did upgrade my shipping to get it to me asap. Id say 6 and half dozen, I have been eyeballing the brake upgrade....plz write review when theyre on!
I had a set and they're alright for someone who doesn't want to wait on a set of used OEM Brembo's but... in retrospect I would've bought a set of StopTech's or Wilwood's.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:19 PM
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So does this mean you have spare set sitting around Flo? Dibs if so, lol
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:24 PM
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I got mine from CZP, the shipping were pretty quick. The bracket required some machining to fit perfectly not sure if other had the same issue.

I'm pretty happy with it. Big improvement in pedal feel over stock 07 brakes. Never seen track yet, but I didn't experience any fade during the bed in process.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Stock2Autocrozz View Post
So does this mean you have spare set sitting around Flo? Dibs if so, lol
I sold them to SparkleCityHop and the Brembo's are gone too... All I have is the one's on my car
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:16 AM
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I went with the Hawk HPS pads.
Endless is quite a step up.

I suggest the Akebono brakes for those who are / or have been looking for a set of Brembo's. You can't go wrong with a brand new set of brakes for 2g's.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Czarrr View Post
The stopping power is noticeably different.
I can't say how the brakes are on the track, I have never been.
The visual appeal is a plus, especially with the drilled and slotted rotors. Definite head turner if the calipers are a catchy color.

Can't wait for summer to really test out these brakes!
What is *stopping power*? Did ya measure comparative 100-0 distances?
Thing is, those brakes are FUGGIN HEAVY! 30lbs for fronts alone. For example...a floating 14" (2pc) rotor..say Stoptech.. is 10 LBS+ LIGHTER.
Multiply that on all 4 corners (give or take) and you're talking reduced accelertation. This is rotating unsprung weight here folks.
True..they look great and are affordable. Yes, they will reduce heat build up, but floating Aero rotors will do so much more efficiently.
Not tryining to bash your set up..but it's for *show* not *go*.
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^ You can always get 2pc rotor for Akebono. W/e 2pc rotor they make for 370z can be used. 22lb vs 30lb

http://forums.racingbrake.com/showthread.php?t=753
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They are extremely heavy... my Brembo's were portly too but not anywhere near the Akebono set up.

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^ You can always get 2pc rotor for Akebono. W/e 2pc rotor they make for 370z can be used. 22lb vs 30lb

http://forums.racingbrake.com/showthread.php?t=753
The calipers alone are pretty damn heavy.

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Old 04-06-2012, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by secwind View Post
^ You can always get 2pc rotor for Akebono. W/e 2pc rotor they make for 370z can be used. 22lb vs 30lb

http://forums.racingbrake.com/showthread.php?t=753
Yes..that would be the way to go...for another $800?
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Originally Posted by Flo-ridaZ33 View Post
The calipers alone are pretty damn heavy.
Depend what you compare them to. They're way lighter than the '07 non-brembo calipers.

O btw, only the front weight 30lb. Rear's are 13.8x0.8 that only weight 20lb. Racing Brake's 2pc rear will cut that down to 15lb.

If you're that concerned about rotation/unsprung weight you better be rocking some lightweight 18s.

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Originally Posted by secwind View Post
Depend what you compare them to. They're way lighter than the '07 non-brembo calipers.

O btw, only the front weight 30lb. Rear's are 13.8x0.8 that only weight 20lb. Racing Brake's 2pc rear will cut that down to 15lb.

If you're that concerned about rotation/unsprung weight you better be rocking some lightweight 18s.
They're about the same weight as my OEM 04 non Brembo set up... heavier than an OEM Brembo set up... way heavier than my Endless 6/4-pot set up and they're about 2-3mm thicker so wheel selection can be a b!tch. I'm rolling on 19" TE's. By adding another $800 to the $2k you've dumped into them(lines, shims, pads, etc) you've bought yourself a used set of StopTechs or a new set of Wilwood's. I've had ALLL three(4 if you want to include the OEM non brembo's) set ups so I speak of experience and that's not up for debate.
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'07 non-brembo caliper is 2 pot versus the single pot on your '04. It's a lot bigger and heavier.

But I see your point about getting a used set. I rather not buying used brake parts hence why I didn't go with OEM Brembo in the first place.
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I got these today for my Akebonos.












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Old 04-09-2012, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by ronn1 View Post
What is *stopping power*? Did ya measure comparative 100-0 distances?
Thing is, those brakes are FUGGIN HEAVY! 30lbs for fronts alone. For example...a floating 14" (2pc) rotor..say Stoptech.. is 10 LBS+ LIGHTER.
Multiply that on all 4 corners (give or take) and you're talking reduced accelertation. This is rotating unsprung weight here folks.
True..they look great and are affordable. Yes, they will reduce heat build up, but floating Aero rotors will do so much more efficiently.
Not tryining to bash your set up..but it's for *show* not *go*.
Not offended at all.
What you're saying is definitely true.

That's one of the more common complaints about the Akebono's.
One of the mods compared the weight. (Chebesto?)
They are HEAVY.

All in all.
I LOVE my brakes. Screw the 03-05 OEM.

PS. I'm biased. My old brakes completely hit the can anyways.
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