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Hi all,

Although I have read this forum for years, I have never had to post due to all the answers already being here somewhere!

I am upgrading my FN2 front brake set up and require to clarify a few items for this project.

I have recently purchased a set of 2004 DC5 brembo's, which I got for a very reasonable price, they are in very good condition considering they have only been used for a year since 2004. They have been in storage for the last 8 years, so I think it will be wise to replace the seals on the calipers to ensure they have not degraded over this time?


From previous brembo threads I understand:
-these calipers are a direct fitment to the FN2
-I require to get S2000 brake discs (I am aware the centre bore is bigger than the FN2& I'm looking at stoptech or honda)
-original FN2 brake lines or upgrade to braided


The questions I have are these:

A). I am running the original FN2 18" wheels and realise spacers are required to clear these larger calipers. Some people seem to say ill need 15mm spacers, while others say ill need 20mm? (I'm looking at Eibach or H&R was the other make I think I saw mentioned?)

B). Brake pad choice? Some say I'll need DC5 pads and others 350Z pads? I assume these pads are both similar but perhaps the 350z having more aftermarket choices?
(I'm aware DS2500 seems to be the favoured pad, especially when running original calipers, but would be tempted to try normal ferrodo or brembo for everyday driving then switch for track days)

I'm doing this upgrade for three reasons;
- I do a couple of track days a year and believe the brembo's could offer improvements beyond what race pads, lines and fluid could on standard calipers.
- I enjoy this type of project
- like everyone, I love the look of brembos!

I've set myself a target price of £550 for the upgrade (which I'm currently on target for thanks to pulling in favours from friends in the car industry)

I have set this target as I know most say its not worth the hassle when the Stoptech brake kit is a better option for just over the £1000 mark, but I feel if I can do this project for this money, it's money we'll spent!

Thanks in advance for any clarification you can offer!
 

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You require s2000 discs and dc5 pads. Ds2500 pads will also be more than up to the job. Braided lines are a must if your upgrading to brembos otherwise the upgrade is totally pointless.

15 mm spacers will also give you ample clearance.
 

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I had no favours from anyone and i got mine in at £510 fitted :p

I went for the brembo pads , doing well so far ;)
 

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Brembo offer normal pads and sport pads.
You want the sport pads.... 07.B314.44
http://www.brembobrakesuk.co.uk/fro...20-02-on-sport-track-road-hp2000#.UaCn151waUk
DC5.
EBC yellow stuff pads are identical parts for the 350z and DC5

http://www.clarkmotorsport.co.uk/parts/HP-Sport-Brake-Pads/Front/07.B314.36
This site list a slightly different part number so you need to triple check someone hasn't cocked up... 07.B314.36

more details..
http://www.civinfo.com/forum/wheels...kes/60387-brembo-hp2000-pads.html#post1557240
 

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Breakdown of mine

Calipers £290 (delivered from canada) + refurb £50
Discs £70
Pads £50
Fitted £50
 

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must agree you have to incorporate braided lines to go with this kit/setup ,

i priced up full list for someone and think it was all in all at most £1200 (this includes if calipers need a full rebuild ,resprayed,pistons etc) but this was including discs,lines and pads all round so not just front as easier doing everything at the same time.

preferred setup last i revised was

brembo DC5 front calipers,
Fn2 braided Lines (HEL or Doluck)
S2000 discs on the front (mtech)
fornt pads ( brembo DC5,ferodo 2500 or ferodo 3000)

oem wheels on the type r i have never owned but from what i read you need 15 MM and youll need 2 pairs if peeps have used bigger im pretty sure is down to their personal preference, Relic knows his stuff so he'll keep you right with this
 

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I'm getting a custom set fitted from TGM next week.

Refurbed DC5 Brembo calipers
Dc5 brembo race pads
S2000 Discs
Brake fluid and labour
£900 all in

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I'm getting a custom set fitted from TGM next week.

Refurbed DC5 Brembo calipers
Dc5 brembo race pads
S2000 Discs
Brake fluid and labour
£900 all in

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Pretty much what I did on my FA5. I went with H&R DRM 25mm spacers and kept my OEM Enkei 17” wheels.


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All done! Needed 20mm spacers and even then it only just clears the callipers. Will be getting it lowered next. Brakes def feel so much better


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All done! Needed 20mm spacers and even then it only just clears the callipers. Will be getting it lowered next. Brakes def feel so much better


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Wow!! That is a tight clearance!!! How close are those wheels to the calliper?

Brembo specifies 3/16” clearances for their callipers to ensure wheels don’t strike the callipers during spirited driving.

I have about 1/4” clearance on mine using a 25mm spacer places over my brake discs.


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Wow!! That is a tight clearance!!! How close are those wheels to the calliper?

Brembo specifies 3/16” clearances for their callipers to ensure wheels don’t strike the callipers during spirited driving.

I have about 1/4” clearance on mine using a 25mm spacer places over my brake discs.


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Didnt know you could get 25mm spacers? Will prob put these on the rears and get 25mm for the fronts. It only just clears but def does not rub against the alloys even after a few spirited drives.

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Didnt know you could get 25mm spacers? Will prob put these on the rears and get 25mm for the fronts. It only just clears but def does not rub against the alloys even after a few spirited drives.

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H&R DRM 25mm spacers have studs in them to allow mounting the wheels to them. Use the OEM studs to mount the spacer and then mount the wheel to the spacer.


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