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http://driftoy.proboards.com/thread/432/toyota-celica-supra-front-conversion

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Prototype to show from the inside view ^
Based in the UK, but can gather the required parts together and ship out. Comment or message me any questions :thumbsup:
 

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Nice job.

If you can't find direct bolt on calipers to the stock struts then all caliper adapter brackets should be like yours, ones that utilize a radial mounted caliper.
 

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Nice job.

If you can't find direct bolt on calipers to the stock struts then all caliper adapter brackets should be like yours, ones that utilize a radial mounted caliper.
Thanks, and yeah. Radial is the future! so much easier to adapt to older cars. I did run a Mazda rx7 FD set up before, but came up with this brake set up for a friend.
The great thing about these brackets is the ability to switch to different disc sizes by running spacer washers,
(between caliper mounting and bracket) so if you do find a comparable height disc, then you can go bigger without having to get new calipers. Also running these brembos on my BMW e36 with m3 discs & they are very good.
 

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Will this work on all radial brembos? And would you make brackets to work on the 350z track rotor?


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I'm not sure about the 350z track rotor. Would need dimensions as the tolerances are tight with relation to both caliper and disc mounting. Radial brembos have similar mounting hole sizes, but slightly different offsets. Porsche boxster are 130mm like the Renault brembo i have used. Not mega keen to make lots of one off brackets as it's very time consuming to get right, as well as the initial outlay of buying discs and hoping someone is going to buy them after. I am in the UK remember! hehe
 

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We get different cars "across the pond" lol I was just thinking about vehicles that are more common to us. Here's the disc too.



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Jeez, they would be some bloody big wheels to fit those discs man! The disc is really tall too (49.1mm) so would have to go over the hub instead of behind. That in itself creates huge problems concerning caliper clearance in relation to the wheels inside spoke face.
An option for massive brakes for 18"( at least!) Wheels would be for an Audi TT 1.8 Quattro Turbo front disc
334 mm diameter, 35 mm tall and 32 mm wide.

https://www.dcperformance.co.uk/cheap/385773/audi/ebc-standard-front-brake-discs/d1153.html

It would be a tight fit when running RCA's, and might require a bit of grinding of the lower control arm lip to gain clearance.

The main problem we have is caused by fitting RCA's. When you do that, the arm Lower control arm drops lower, and that in turn takes it outside the recess inside the centre of the disc. The car does benefit from having as tall RCA's as possible to get rid of bump steer so i have to include that when i make choices on discs as the tallest disc you can fit inboard is about 34mm. Any more and the lip of the lower control arm will rub against the inside disc face. Without RCA's, or Lower control arms with Rose joints you can get a taller disc on. I can send out A few sets of Discs to keep you supplied for the next millennium though!
 

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Discussion Starter #10 (Edited)
350Z Brembo calipers are the same as on the G35 and some Skylines. They are direct bolt on to our struts without brackets.

Read through here.
Ahh dude, i can't be arsed to go through 50 pages of stuff!
These brackets i made are probably more suited to the European Supra owners i guess. This is just another way to have a cheap brake upgrade using readily available parts. With those 350z Brembo calipers i guess you are limited to using only 1 specific brake disc - given the offset of the caliper?

The great thing about radial mount is the choices of adaption. Providing i get a similar height brake disc i could go up in diameter.
For example, going from a 305 mm od brake disc, to say that Audi 334mm I mentioned earlier. By fitting a 14.5mm spacer shim between the bracket and caliper. With the brackets, you also are able to flip them to run on the inside of the mount which further increases disc options. The brackets are also blanks, so if required i can move the position of the caliper holes in or out for taller height discs if required.
 

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I'm really watching this thread for a 15" wheels brake setup. Right now there really isn't a great setup for smaller wheels.
I can get a 15" x 9J ET-14 compomotive ML over the setup in this photo

But the caliper rubs everso slightly inside the wheel, At the top and bottom.


I then tried a Rota 15 x 9 ET 0 and it was fine. It's very much wheel dependant really, so for 15" wheels it is a bit hit and miss with regards to being a guaranteed fit. The inside of the barrels are where the tops and bottoms of the caliper foul on the 305mm discs, so dropping the disc size a few mm will help slightly. The brembo is a tall caliper due to large brake pads. Here is a pic of it compared to a MAZDA RX7 FD3 caliper
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Width is the same though!
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mAZDA FD >
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BREMBO >
14705620_10155072382992580_8154828452626274167_n by neil walker, on Flickr

I did try 297mm Honda NSX 3.2 Discs before, but being 36mm tall, they fouled on the LCA lip. 34mm is the max height wise if you have T3 RCA's. without RCA's they'd be fine. I do have quite a few options regarding discs, so i'm working on it - just really need to find a good combo of wheels that will fit & discs that will allow the right clearance without then causing issues with the caliper rubbing the hub and around the wheel centre. It's a bitch i can tell ya!
 

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Very nice man, thanks for the update. Did you just have NSX discs laying around? Wish we had a decent compomotive dealer here. They make so many rad wheels. The MO5/MO6 in 16x8 +0 looks so good, just can't get it here for a reasonable price.
 

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Very nice man, thanks for the update. Did you just have NSX discs laying around? Wish we had a decent compomotive dealer here. They make so many rad wheels. The MO5/MO6 in 16x8 +0 looks so good, just can't get it here for a reasonable price.
Nah, not as such, i got them for a previous attempt for a brake upgrade, but the calipers were the normal mount and the overlap between the hangers sucked. worked on paper, but was crap in reality. Compomotive wheels are lovely and mega strong, I am still happy with them, but they do need a proper refurb now.

Had a quick search to find US Compomotive Distributors & this looks promising... http://www.carrolatuning.us/compomotive-motorsport/
 

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Well I wanted to utilize some form of the 350z setup. But! I have a brembo from a MK3 vw Jetta that used a 313x28 would that work with the brackets?


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Gamble, don't you remember my post in the BBK thread? I do have the NSX discs, but the 282mm ones. Should clear 15s with ease. Mind you my 15s clear the JK BBK kit too, but this is certainly a smaller rotor. I have all of the components for my BBK kit, I just haven't had the time to get the machining done and get them on.
 

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Gamble, don't you remember my post in the BBK thread? I do have the NSX discs, but the 282mm ones. Should clear 15s with ease. Mind you my 15s clear the JK BBK kit too, but this is certainly a smaller rotor. I have all of the components for my BBK kit, I just haven't had the time to get the machining done and get them on.
I remember there was some progress on it in the other thread, but i couldn't manage to find it. Honestly just pumped someone else is also trying to run small wheels.

But also wait a sec which 15's do you have that clears the JK kit? I must have missed that.... These wheels are almost cheap/light enough to switch over to 4x100 for if they clear the brakes haha http://949racing.com/15x8-6UL-Zero.aspx
 

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Old school multipiece JDM SSRs. I have 2 different sets that clear. Tightly I might add, I would still probably need a small spacer to account for wheel flex. Only test fit so far.
 

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Update!
1 found a set of Discs that will fit a 15" wheel with no rubbing. They are 3mm smaller diameter than the 305mm in this thread, but 302mm is only 1.5mm radially. They are also 6mm taller discs (34mm v's 28mm) so bring the caliper 6mm further inboard. Ths not only gives heaps more clearance between the inside faces of the wheel spoke and the caliper body, but also brings whe unsprung weight of the brakes further in. This is Goood!
They are also a 4 stud Disc, so redrilling to the Toyota 4 x 100 pattern is tidier. The centerbore is also a safe amount of material to remove for the 76mm.

I''m also happy to announce that i can Supply The Radial brake caliper hangers and 302MM brake discs for $500 posted from the uk.
The Brake hangers are made from Bright steel and the Brake discs are genuine Brembo.
You can Source the Brembo Brake calipers separately from Ebay
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-GENUINE-RenaultSport-Megane-II-2-RS-225-230-R26-brembo-caliper-front-RED-CUP/201465193522?fits=Car+Make%3ARenault&epid=696544136&hash=item2ee842e432:g:hZUAAOSwpRRWmsf4



Or Here https://www.renaultpartsdirect.co.uk/parts/brake-parts/renault-clio-197-200-front-brake-caliper-brembo/


Lots of New and second hand parts around. This is the Brembo Product data sheet for them.
https://www.bremboparts.com/europe/en/catalogue/caliper/F_68_091
 
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