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Old 07-09-2009, 06:12 AM   #1
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I tried to search and came up with very little. I was wondering what kind of mods have to be done to get FD brakes to work on a NB. Since I find more fd's in the junkyard than NB's I figure I will just use fd brakes.
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are you talking about just the calipers? because otherwise the fd is 5 lug. You'd need to do a whole shebang of modding imo
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yes I plan on using fd caliper with brembo rotors and hawk pads.
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I figure I'll choose a really hard mod to do and then just ask a forum how to do it because I'm too lazy to do my own R&D.

Go buy an M-tuned Corrado kit.
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I figure I'll choose a really hard mod to do and then just ask a forum how to do it because I'm too lazy to do my own R&D.

Go buy an M-tuned Corrado kit.
I tried searching this subject and came up with very little I didn't know it was a hard mod I just see a million fd's in the junkyard all with brakes . Who sells the m-tuned corrado kit?
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Where do you live that you're seeing all these FD's? I see none here in Cincinnati.

Or better yet, since you see so many, why not just build one of those instead?
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Where do you live that you're seeing all these FD's? I see none here in Cincinnati.

Or better yet, since you see so many, why not just build one of those instead?
I live in Okinawa Japan. I could easily just get a FD but I really don't like rotary engines no offense to rotary lovers.
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Just using the FD calipers will be a waste of time. Why? Because going to a larger caliper isn't going to be benificial as you won't have proper heat dissipation. It wouldn't be hard to design a mounting bracket to hold it in place though. But if you're going to be going that far, might as well use a larger rotor (given it can fit within the set of wheels you desire). But now for a custom rotor setup, you're getting a lot more involved.

A friend of mine made a front brake kit using Porsche calipers, generic "dirt track" slotted rotors (13") and a custom drilled hat. IIRC he ha under $800 invested in it...but also had hookups to get the custom brackets and hats.
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Just using the FD calipers will be a waste of time. Why? Because going to a larger caliper isn't going to be benificial as you won't have proper heat dissipation. It wouldn't be hard to design a mounting bracket to hold it in place though. But if you're going to be going that far, might as well use a larger rotor (given it can fit within the set of wheels you desire). But now for a custom rotor setup, you're getting a lot more involved.

A friend of mine made a front brake kit using Porsche calipers, generic "dirt track" slotted rotors (13") and a custom drilled hat. IIRC he ha under $800 invested in it...but also had hookups to get the custom brackets and hats.
Thanks for the info The car sits on 17in work emotions so rotor clearance is not a big issue. A friend of mines is saying he can make a bracket to make skyline r32 gtr brakes work witch is perfect cause I have a set of r32 gtr non brembo brakes laying around. I will now just have to figure out what rotors to use with these calipers.
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You can make ANY bracket to make ANY caliper fit to ANY car. The question is whether the calipers are worth bolting on and what rotors you'll match to them. Performance comes first, cost of replacement wear items (pads and rotors) comes shortly second, since there are about a million different options once you get into custom (read: one-off) brackets. This also tends to be why various Wilwood options tend to be popular, performance pads for their calipers are pretty damn cheap.
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Who sells the m-tuned corrado kit?
Really?
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oh boy....
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McDonalds sells them
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I tried searching this subject and came up with very little I didn't know it was a hard mod I just see a million fd's in the junkyard all with brakes . Who sells the m-tuned corrado kit?
I'd tell you who sells them, but you're too lazy to warrant the effort. I doubt you'll last long here.
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are you talking about using the RX7 brake pedal?
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how the hell is this thread still open and the op not suspended or baned yet?!
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We make the kit
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Thanks for the info The car sits on 17in work emotions so rotor clearance is not a big issue. A friend of mines is saying he can make a bracket to make skyline r32 gtr brakes work witch is perfect cause I have a set of r32 gtr non brembo brakes laying around. I will now just have to figure out what rotors to use with these calipers.

Well, if you have the clearance, then by all means go for a BBK. But then you run into the problem of finding 4x100 rotors that are enough to warrant a large caliper. Like I said, it can be done, but how hard the materials will be to find over there is unknown to me. You'd be well off to get a pair of loaded Porsche Boxter-S rear calipers and go from there.

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i fit FD brakes to my car, using NB8B rotors.

I used this kit:
http://speed.garage-tsr.com/braken.htm
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i fit FD brakes to my car, using NB8B rotors.

I used this kit:
http://speed.garage-tsr.com/braken.htm
Ive posted about that page a long time ago in an old BBK thread.

That kit to use the RX7 FC calipers wont work, UNLESS you use a huge wheel spacer. Those calipers are too wide, and it will hit the tires unless the wheel has some crazy design that will allow it to work, or if you use spacers. Mind you, those are only for the fronts.
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