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**DONOTDELETE**
03-29-2001, 12:19 AM
This may have already been asked, but if i were to upgrade to 300zx calipers and disks up front, could i move the stock front 240sx calipers and disks to the rear?

Thanks

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ta2maki
03-29-2001, 03:22 AM
good question, and to add another, if you could, how would e-brake work?

Mav1178
03-29-2001, 03:31 AM
You would lose your parking brake.

Not needed at all, since most of your braking is done by your front brakes anyhow.

-alex

ta2maki
03-29-2001, 03:37 AM
if you did any driving on the street, e-brake would be very needed. how would you park on a steep hill? busting out the wheel chocks, every time you go on an errand would be a pain... anyhoo, so you CAN put the fronts in the rear?

**DONOTDELETE**
03-29-2001, 09:53 PM
What about puting the 300zx rears on the rear of the 240sx, is it worth the money?

Mav1178
03-29-2001, 10:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by White240sx:
What about puting the 300zx rears on the rear of the 240sx, is it worth the money?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

If you can get a hold of them for a very cheap price, then it'll be worth the money...

the front brakes do most of the braking anyhow, so the Z32 rears are virtually not needed ...

-alex

projectsilvia
03-30-2001, 02:01 PM
the 300zx rear brakes will bolt right on the s14, but the lines has to be changed, you must use a different ebrake line...

Mav1178
03-30-2001, 03:08 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by projectsilvia:
the 300zx rear brakes will bolt right on the s14, but the lines has to be changed, you must use a different ebrake line... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

A-ha, thanks for pointing out my mistake T.Y. (read below).

The Z32 rear brakes require you to unbolt your entire rear hub, and you need to mount the dust shield along with the rotors and calipers. The endlinks for the parking brake shouldn't be a problem...

But unless you get one hell of a deal on the Z32 rear brakes, it'll be a huge waste of money because it won't help very much in terms of braking, it'll require you to upgrade your M/C, and will be much more of a PITA than the fronts.

-alex


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redlyne
03-30-2001, 03:38 PM
Would the stock 240 vented front discs fit inside the rear calipers? They have to be better then the solid rears. Or are they too thick? Just a thought.

Sean

**DONOTDELETE**
03-30-2001, 03:48 PM
I'm saying move the front caliper AND disc to the rear http://www.freshalloy.com/

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by redlyne:
Would the stock 240 vented front discs fit inside the rear calipers? They have to be better then the solid rears. Or are they too thick? Just a thought.

Sean<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Mav1178
03-30-2001, 09:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by White240sx:
I'm saying move the front caliper AND disc to the rear http://www.freshalloy.com/

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

And I'm saying it's more trouble than what it's worth.

If you have a VIABLE solution for the parking brake relocation, then go ahead...

-alex

HyperTek
03-31-2001, 07:47 PM
first off, if the 240 is a sports car, why did nissan give us some small brakes?? those brake pads are small!!!!!! do i really wanna go super fast and trust my life to those bicycle brakes?? and why 4lug wheels?? they dont look like sports cars with those. my moms mustang has 4 lugs but the brakes are huge!! and why do we get 155hp (respectible since most new cars dont come with that much like mr2 spyder etc.) and we get a 112 speed govenor?? so we get this horsepower but we cant use it??? wtf

Mav1178
03-31-2001, 08:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tekryder:
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Bottom line, if you want to complain, move to Japan. A lot of your complaints are not from scientific fact. If you know *why* each component was designed the way they were, you would understand. Keep in mind that the more you have on a car, the more expensive it will get. Ever try to insure a M3 under your own name? I'm sure the insurance cost alone will make you stay away from owning one. The 112MPH limiter is not there to prevent us from using it(112 should not be hit on any public roads, mind you), it's there for insurance purposes so that your insurance isn't as high as a Ferrari's.

-alex