Great information and pics. I hope it works out just fine.Alright so a little update... I managed to get a complete steering knuckle complete with abs sensor from a 2008 tsx for $50 at a junkyard. My front left abs sensor just crapped out on me and the 10mm bolt that holds it broke off in the knuckle so i'll probably just swap the knuckles when I do the caliper swap.
I have everything bolted on and it appears that the caliper is centered correctly on the 12.8" rotor. The clearances are super tight but I think that's expected with the thicker rotor. The real test will be when I have everything torqued to spec and on the car but for now it doesn't look like there are any clearance issues...
This is with the FFC bracket and 12.8" rotor from 350z with brembo brakes
The Fastbrakes brackets are made for use with Maxima rotors. Putting a spacer behind the rotor could affect runout. I'd avoid that at all costs.I have a fastbrakes kit and am using 350Z non brembo package (12.6") rotors on my 1G. If you want to use 12.8" rotors, you need about a 2 or 3mm spacer behind the rotor to increase the "offset".
I wouldn't use RL brakes on the track. But they look nice and work fine for the street. The bolt length is a little sketchy. But mine have held up for 2 years. I think I will revise the bolt length eventually, and make a rotor spacer to use 12.8" rotors.
The pad sticks up a little over the 12.6" rotors and I get a lot of brake squeal with cold/wet pads.
Which bolts work if you want longer ones? I assume there is an OEM part number?The Fastbrakes brackets are made for use with Maxima rotors. Putting a spacer behind the rotor could affect runout. I'd avoid that at all costs.
The RL calipers are fine for use on the track. The bolts are currently being evaluated by FB (because I emailed them...nobody else here seemed to think that was as important as posting about it). Just the same, longer bolts can be sourced pretty easily if you don't want to wait for them.
No OEM part number that I know of. You need class 10.9 bolts that are about 5mm longer than the fastbrakes kit has.Which bolts work if you want longer ones? I assume there is an OEM part number?