Hilux brakes - thoughts/comments
Posted 18 July 2008 - 07:34 PM
Posted 21 July 2008 - 12:51 PM
hmm, ok well my hilux callipers with rear disks are extremely spongy with standard MC, with the 15/16 with only hilux callipers i found it perfect for my style of driving, but with disks rear, i am upgrading to 1", however, I have long term plans for 6 pots, so this will save me having to do it all again later..
But yeh, I guess you SHOULDN'T have any dramas with 15/16 MC.
Still, can you order me one if you can please?
i have a used pair of willwod integra 6r's
is what the nascars run, also for sale i forgot to mention in the thread.
owes approx $1300, very big brakes which are extremely light for any calipers not just this size
can send you pics, have a used set of Hawk pads in them also from what i can gather,have radial mount bracket on them already.
let me know
Posted 21 July 2008 - 12:52 PM
Posted 21 July 2008 - 01:10 PM
Posted 08 August 2008 - 09:53 PM
Bendix data is as follows:
Very interesting, especially when you look at the LN65 Hilux (non-vented):
It makes me wonder whether there is more compatibility there than meets the eye...
Posted 23 August 2008 - 08:11 PM
Anyhow the braking was much improved. Took it out on a quiet road and did a quick succession of hard brakes from 100km to stop. Now from memeory the stock brakes with what I was advised were "performce" pads would get soft after about 4 to 5 quick stops like this. With the Hilux calipers I get about double that. Also the I don't need to press the pedal as hard when braking normally.
It will be very interesting to see how the 15/16 MC and rear discs will behave once installed.
Posted 24 August 2008 - 10:33 AM
Posted 24 August 2008 - 07:07 PM
I do need a set of adjustable shocks to firm up the ride as it's running on KYB's and I can still bottom it out on corners re tyre rub. So the next item on my shopping list is Koni Yellows or some thing in that area. Then followed by engine rebuild but it would be fun to have a go after I put some shocks in.
Posted 24 August 2008 - 08:05 PM
Posted 01 September 2008 - 11:52 PM
must you change your rear drums with this upgrade or will it be fine??
as my pocket is drying up until i sell my wrx.
Posted 12 October 2008 - 04:36 PM
Just picked up a set of the hilux calipers from a mate in the club. I figure its a good time to replace the rotors as well and have seen all the ebay ads for the slotted ones with the holes. Sulio in your picture yours just has the holes drilled.
Also, I've heard that its best to get softer brake pads, as perform better than the longer lasting hard ones.
Can anyone comment on what type of rotors and pads I should be looking for?
Posted 12 October 2008 - 04:55 PM
Posted 12 October 2008 - 06:25 PM
Also, I don't think I have the ventilated style Hilux calipers would accommodate a wider rotor right?
Posted 13 October 2008 - 05:48 AM
Posted 13 October 2008 - 07:50 AM
Posted 13 October 2008 - 11:12 PM
I'm intending to do a rear disc conversion at some point in the near future, and I'll do the MC then. I've read that the hilux calipers and rear drums are fine to use with the 260z MC.
So basically I'm looking for any slotted rotor that fits the front, unless there is a brand/type that anyone can recommend?
Posted 14 October 2008 - 06:29 AM
P.S I meant definately go with bigger better callipers and maybe even rotors, but don't go spending lots of money on getting a slighly larger rotor or even getting vented as it gets very expensive, very quickly and it really isn't necassary unless you are doing a lot of laps or a really long road, because you wont get brake fade on the setup you are going for and the type of driving you will be doing. Spend the money saved on better tyres, they will help you pull up faster and obviously handle better too.
My 3c worth n e ways, enjoy
Posted 12 December 2008 - 10:32 PM
I'm a new member s be nice.
I have been following this thread with interest as i have just completed the upgrading of my brakes with the ventilated Hilux calipers and Silvia s13 rear capilers and 300zx disks front and rear. I have found like many before that the brakes travel is to me way to long.
It looks from the part number that the Patrol MC comes from a 60 Series 77-79 with MVAC. The 4WD wreckers seem to differentiate between the model with the Break Booster and without , not MVAC. Does anyone have any idea which One.
The other option is of course a 280zx MC second hand but there seem to be two different types. Series 1 and Series 2. Can source either type for $50.00.
From the pictures i can find it seems that the series one MC has separate reservoirs. Am i right and does anyone have any suggestion as to which 280zx would be more appropriate for my setup.
For those that have had the 280zx taken out to 1" was that done by the brake shop. Did you ask them to put in a Patrol Kit.
Ant advice would be welcome.
Posted 13 December 2008 - 04:56 AM
I will double check that the Patrol master 1" is still available asap, it was only a month or so ago.
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