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2010-04-17 19:55:48
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"THE" Brake Thread
*** IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE MORE THINGS TO ADD, FEEL FREE TO POST. YOUR HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.***




I only hope that I can make this thread as useful as Shawn B's Suspension Thread, or Cliff's Tire Thread. This thread will be constantly updated as I get more info. I've always been a "Do your own research" type of guy. So, this wont be a super detailed thread with citations and things like that. I'll at most just provide links to information. After that, you're on your own. Most people already have basic knowledge of what goes where when it comes to brakes. This will just be a thread to tie everything together as best I can.

So let's dive in, shall we?


Overview

  • What brakes come stock in the B13 Chassis?
  • What brakes come stock in the B14 Chassis?

Upgrades

  • OEM Front Brake Upgrade
  • OEM Rear Brake Upgrade
  • Aftermarket Front Brake Upgrade
  • Aftermarket Rear Brake Upgrade

Pads

  • Street
  • Street + Autocross
  • HPDE

Miscellanous Reading



PROVEN Brake Setups


What clears what?

These a just a few of the topics I'll be covering. If anyone else has some ideas on topics to cover, please let me know.

Again:

*** IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE MORE THINGS TO ADD, FEEL FREE TO POST. YOUR HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.***
2010-04-17 19:56:09
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Overview

First off, brakes come in 2 main parts: caliper and rotor. The caliper squeezes on the rotor which slows the wheel, whether it's a car or bike. So when you upgrade your brakes, it cant be just one or the other.

B13 OEM Rotor Size: 250 x 18 mm
B14 OEM Rotor Size: 234 x 7 mm
NX2000 OEM Rotor Size: 257 x 26mm(ABS) or 250 x 18mm(no ABS)

Clearly, there's quite a difference.
That's a little lead into the next section, which is....
2010-04-17 19:56:52
#3
Upgrades

I should mention, the debate on whether a Altima MC should be required with ANY upgrade is a valid one. However, at this time I'm NOT going to recommend it, simply because I dont have enough info to make a wise decision on it yet. But do keep it in mind.

I've actually done the Altima MC change myself. One thing I've noticed, the Sentra MC is stamped "38", while the Altima MC is stamped "44". Anyone have any info on that?

OEM Front

B13/B14/NX

**Z32 Calipers in a B13**


NX Brakes, with Pics
HOW TO: Upgrade your brakes (B13 NX2000) - SR20 Forum



OEM Rear

NX/B13
B13's have a choice of rear calipers to work with. Both rear 91-94 Maxima (J30) and G20 (P10) calipers will provide an upgrade.

As for rotors, B13s can use JDM NX rotors. Still working on exactly what that means, I will return to this section with more information.

Discussion + Application on Maxima Rears. Greg V with some great info in the 1st page of that thread.
Maxima Rear Brakes, Once and For All - SR20 Forum


B14

My personal experience! 95-99 Maxima/Infiniti I30 calipers will fit the B14 rear.

There are a couple of rotor choices here. Both will involve redrilling. You have 95-99 Maxima rotors, which are 5x114, or you can do B15 Sentra rotors, which are 4x114. The rear Sentra rotor also shares the same hub size as the B14, so they have the potential to be more easily redrilled than the Maxima rotor. Still unclear as to the validity of this statement at this time.
AFTERMARKET
2010-04-17 19:57:13
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Pads
2010-04-17 19:57:40
#5
How To/Maintenance

How to Paint Calipers/Rotors
2010-04-17 19:58:02
#6
Miscellaneous Reading

A lot of tehnical brake info - Ben, this is your type of link!
http://www.stoptech.com/tech_info/tech_white_papers.shtml
2010-04-17 19:58:51
#7
Member Brake Setups

This section will really be constantly updated by you guys. Let me know your setups and how you like them, and I'll put the info up here so we all can learn from it.

My Personal Setup(as of 4/25/10)
NX Front Rotors + Calipers
A32 Maxima Rear Calipers + redrilled to 4x100 A32 Rear Rotors
U13 Altima Master Cylinder
OEM pads back and front

Wes, the resident GA guy, going over his setup a little bit here (thanks to jere!!)
http://www.motoiq.com/forum/aff/75/aft/39/afv/topic/afpgj/2.aspx

SoloSol talking about his setup. Thanks!
http://www.sr20-forum.com/suspension/30432-brake-thread.html#post396005

Zer099 talking about his setup. Thanks!
http://www.sr20-forum.com/suspension/30432-brake-thread-2.html#post435908
2010-04-17 19:59:18
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What clears what?

OEM

Aftermarket
Again, I'm asking for help here. Post up with your setups (wheel size/offset/spacers if you're running those) and I"ll be sure to update as quickly as possible.
2010-04-17 19:59:49
#9
May need this one too.
2010-04-17 20:00:12
#10
Maybe this one too!
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