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Old 01-17-2017, 04:52 AM
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Soak them at least overnight with PB Blaster, and use a box wrench, or a socket wrench to remove them.
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I've been soaking them in wd40, but I just got some fancy $10 a bottle probably the exact same as pb blaster lube ill spray on their... I've been using the small impact in hopes of not breaking the bolts off inside the caliper... So far so good.

Thanks for all the good info btw..

Did you just get yours from napa and not bother with giving back a core? Im still debating just getting remanufactured and painting them.

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Old 01-17-2017, 08:09 AM
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I've had two sets. One I bought used and had powder coated and I rebuilt them using OEM kits, and the others came from NAPA. But the NAPA ones I got were the real Brembo's, so I paid the core, which was $150 each IIRC. I also had them powder coated and resold them. My powder coat guy does a 3-layer finish, with the logo under the final clear coat, so they look amazing.



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Those did come out super outstanding... I went ahead and saturated the remaining bleeder screws with nano... Never heard of it before but it cost more so it must be better...




I'll keep my fingers crossed, put another round on tomorrow and will see when I get motivated to finish my clean up.
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You can also try tapping the end of the bleeder with a small hammer, but gently, before loosening.
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How have these Reman's held up? Im looking at probably getting the A1 Cardone Reman Brembos since Centric Remans are harder to find?
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Old 01-23-2017, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by PortugueseG35 View Post
How have these Reman's held up? Im looking at probably getting the A1 Cardone Reman Brembos since Centric Remans are harder to find?
So far just fine for me. I have only done ~2000 miles on them and one autocross session on them. I am having some issues with noise but that is very likely related to the aggressive pads I have.

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Originally Posted by dboyzalter View Post
I'm talking about these sweet brembos... One of my bleeder screws came out and kept half the aluminum (top) portion of thread with it. Its probably still fine and very usable... But they also came off a car with 210k miles on it so they probably could use a nice rebuild. They have cleaned up pretty nicely though.





I just got new rotors and pads for my base brakes I will keep those, but im still debating what im going to do with these sweet factory brembos.
Just get new seals and rebuild them, perhaps a new powdercoat and you are golden. (see what i did there)


I did it a while back from ebay:
https://my350z.com/forum/brakes-and-...ide-color.html

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Problem is one of the 8 bleeder screws got a little stripped out
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Any reason you couldn't use remanufactured Akebono rear calipers (since they're cheap and available) along with Brembo remanufactured front calipers (since they're cheap and available)? Especially if you plan to paint them as a batch to match. Assuming you don't care that it's not a matching set. The benefit being price, availability, and less fitment issues on the front using Brembo, and not needing new mounting bolts in the rear if upgrading from non-sport.

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Originally Posted by MaxD350 View Post
Any reason you couldn't use remanufactured Akebono rear calipers (since they're cheap and available) along with Brembo remanufactured front calipers (since they're cheap and available)? Especially if you plan to paint them as a batch to match. Assuming you don't care that it's not a matching set. The benefit being price, availability, and less fitment issues on the front using Brembo, and not needing new mounting bolts in the rear if upgrading from non-sport.
Brake balance would be an issue as the Akebono rotors are larger so you would shift brake bias rearward. Its a safety issue as too much rear bias is dangerous and can cause instability under breaking. Upgraded front and rear brakes should try to match the orginal brake bias of the oem setup for the street.

Rotor size for Brembo vs Akebono (370Z sport brakes)
Rear: Brembo 322mm vs Akebono 350mm
Front: Brembo 324mm vs Akebono 355mm
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