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  • Lightweight Wilwood GB heads up!

    Thought I'd cross post the link in case people miss it all the way at the bottom of the forum list in the GB forum.

    http://www.nissanroadracing.com/showthread.php?t=2078

    Get your budget baller on and get rid of those fat Z32 brakes. Ditch 18-20 lbs off the front of your car! A must have if you have a heavy El Esse Juan engine in your car(or any engine really, just want to poke fun at the V8 guys)!
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  • #2
    I'm already adding weight up front, so I'll just stick with the heavier 350Z Track rotors.

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    • #3
      When you going to make something for the rear so I can ditch that huge drum parking brake with the Z32 rotors? (no parking brake needed in my case since i don't care about street legal. just going for light weight and brake balance).

      i'm thinking maybe a dynalite with tiny pistons in the back or an NDL or whatever the half-a-dynalite is...


      oh.. and that's a damn good deal on the full front setup! I'd do it if I didn't already have almost identical setup on my car.
      Originally posted by SoSideways
      I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
      '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
      '96 240SX- The Track Toy

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      • #4
        I've thought about the rear. Honestly, I'm kinda thinking of using Z32 rear calipers since they're so cheap and readily available. I don't know what a 4 pot Dynalite would gain over those really.

        I've thought about it... so if there is interest I could make a bracket to use some caliper, these hats, and some 12.2x.81 rings or similar. I ditched the parking brake, and Z32 rear rotors are a bit heavy, but I don't think there's a ton of weight to be saved really. Nothing like the fronts. Probably about 4-5 lbs per corner back there.
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        • #5
          Still not bad. That's almost what the Z32 uprights save, if true.
          ~1992 240SX, SR20/Koni track day car
          ~2016 M3, daily driver

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          • #6
            I have a pair of iron and alu uprights at the house. when i get back from theis hellhole in afrika, i'll weigh one of each.

            Def, the big issue is pad cost. race pads for the Z32 rear caliper are almost as high as the fronts. A set of HT-10 for my Dynalites costs like $60, while the Z32 fronts are $150 and rears are $117 a set.
            Don't know about the dynalite single, but they're going to be considerably cheaper than $120 a set for pads.
            Originally posted by SoSideways
            I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
            '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
            '96 240SX- The Track Toy

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Matt93SE View Post
              I have a pair of iron and alu uprights at the house. when i get back from theis hellhole in afrika, i'll weigh one of each.

              Def, the big issue is pad cost. race pads for the Z32 rear caliper are almost as high as the fronts. A set of HT-10 for my Dynalites costs like $60, while the Z32 fronts are $150 and rears are $117 a set.
              Don't know about the dynalite single, but they're going to be considerably cheaper than $120 a set for pads.
              That's true, and I hear you. I'll look into it, but I'm expecting below tepid response. That's cool, we can be the only people that rock out with them.
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              • #8
                works for me.. just need to do the math on which calipers i need. i'll be switching to a dual MC + clutch pedal setup eventually too. might have to do that at the same time for the rears and I can adjust from there. If i'm lucky, i'll be able to use the same calipers front and rear and adjust bias with the pedals. would save on spare parts inventory.
                Originally posted by SoSideways
                I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
                '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
                '96 240SX- The Track Toy

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                • #9
                  Pad selection too, not much out there for Z32 rears. I agree that its probably a pretty incremental upgrade, but it would address several issues. I'd rock 'em.
                  ~1992 240SX, SR20/Koni track day car
                  ~2016 M3, daily driver

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                  • #10
                    Count me in for the rears. I'll be hitting you up about the front setup later this week hopefully there is another run soon.
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                    • #11
                      Add me for rears also...

                      Although I still need an ebrake... I'll go with hydraulic if I have to. I'm using j30 rears currently, but will swap to the aluminum uprights shortly...
                      1990 240sx - Aristo 2JZGTE, R154, GT37, Defsport Wilwood kit, KTS coilovers - daily driver
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                      • #12
                        Everybody wants something different for the rears, and a lighterweight hat that could still use the drum ebrake would be *REALLY* expensive. Probably approaching double the cost. The hat would be much larger, it'd have two materials, so more pieces etc. The market for that is definitely small.

                        It'd only be cheap by ditching the ebrake, and would probably only save a few lbs over a Z32 rear setup. I'm thinking the market for that is pretty minor, so it does not make sense to make it.
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