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    Agreed.

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    Those look like nissan calipers to me.
    Z32?

    If so theres an easy way to get those on and working. Its been done.
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    if its been done, when and where? also, do you have pics? ive seen them on mkiii's but not an mkii. and yes, they are 300zx calipers.
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    Toyota Pickup, 4Runner, Tacoma, Tundra, Land Cruiser and MK4 all have 4 piston calipers on the front, a lot of cars do. Even old late 60s american iron like Imperials.

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    rx7 gxl and turbo ii's have them as well. i had a pair but traded them for theother 2 550's i needed to a friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by williamb82
    if its been done, when and where? also, do you have pics? ive seen them on mkiii's but not an mkii. and yes, they are 300zx calipers.
    william
    I've known about this for quite some time now. The japanese fellows have been doing it in japan on celica xx's and cresta's (cressidas) for years. It requires a bit or machining and fabrication...but not that much. I would have posted some information about it since I can translate some japanese, but it seems like everytime I post something on here about some new item or mod I found on a japanese website, I get a less than entheusiastic response (especially when it comes to the suspension stuff).

    This is on a cresta using R32 skyline calipers and rotors which are bigger than the Z32's rotors. But since thats not cost effective over here in the states....Z32 300zx calipers and rotors will work the same, using the same methods.

    http://www.hirostyle.com/gx71/mainte...r32break02.htm

    Basically theres 5 main things...

    1: Lathe the hub to accommodate the Z32 or skyline rotor.
    2: Cut a "Hub centric ring" for the hub and rotor out of tubing.
    3: Install longer wheel studs into the hub.
    4: Get the rotor professionally drilled to work with a 4x114 bolt pattern.
    5: Fab a 10mm spacer for the caliper mounting point....which can easily be done with certian method, or can be machined.

    Mount the modified rotor over the modified hub & hub centric ring, mount the caliper with the 10mm spacer.

    Viola...better braking for little cost. But the only difference from what rsdeo is describing is that you may need 16 inch wheels for this to fit with safe clearance. The only downside (if you see it as a downside) is that the Z32 rotor mounted over the hub acts as an 8mm spacer. So you have to figure that out yourself when you're picking an offset for you new wheels.

    You can also buy pre existing "Big brake kits" for the z32 and drill the rotor with a 4x114 bolt pattern. And mount them onto your supra using the modified hub and caliper spacer. So there is the option for really BIG brakes there if you need it. But you are sure to need some BIG wheels for it to work.

    I have had a set of aluminum z32 calipers (theres cast iron ones too) and rotors sitting in my closet for months. I just need some damn wheels so I can get this crap done. Dont know if its worth going through all the trouble of lathing and drilling yet, but I'll find out when I get some 16's.

    EDIT: And I almost forgot...you need longer caliper mounting bolts.

    Oh..and check out these custom coilovers and RCA's....40mm!

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    i dont understand what exactly has to be lathed. can you explain that?
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    The outer edege of this has to be lathed so that it can fit inside the "Hat" of the z32 rotor.

    Un-touched OE stock supra/cresta hub.


    Heres the cleaned up and lathed product. Note material has been removed from the outer edge.


    Heres the hub nice and painted with the "Hub ring" installed.


    Heres how the rotor should look mounted to the hub.
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    oh, ok. i didnt notice that. i have an extra set of mkiii rotors. i wonder if they will fit the mkii hubs without machining. ill have to chack on that. thanks for the info, this is exactly the kind of info i needed. btw, whats the smallest wheels that will fit with the 300zx rotors and calipers? i doubt the stockers will but will 15's fit?
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    dam......what would us dumbasses do with out you smartasses :tongue:

    Good job guys, cant wait to see this done :clap:


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