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icarus

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In Topic: BENSOPRA MOTORSPORT USA / TE37 ULTRA TIME ATTACK, BLACK AND RED

28 April 2015 - 08:51 PM

Weights?

In Topic: Uneven pad wear on oem brembo's

09 April 2015 - 09:33 AM

Will they rebuild the caliper? I know some dealers won't, some will. I believe Nissan sells a caliper rebuild kit (new seals). Not sure if they would sell the pistons separately. I would stick with OEM pistons and seals, there are some aftermarket offerings but I've heard mixed reviews on them.

In Topic: Uneven pad wear on oem brembo's

08 April 2015 - 08:21 AM

I'm guessing you will want to have the caliper inspected and rebuilt. If there is something wrong with the piston itself, it may have to be replaced.

In Topic: Uneven pad wear on oem brembo's

08 April 2015 - 06:35 AM

Check for a piston that's sticking


Aha, yes if it's just one pad then that makes sense. Sorry I missed that.

In Topic: Uneven pad wear on oem brembo's

07 April 2015 - 06:45 AM

Uneven pad wear is very common on the OEM Brembo calipers. Have you been tracking the car at all? That is normally when you see pad taper.
You can flip the pad top to bottom to even it out.

Upgrading to a stiffer and better designed brake caliper will make the pad wear much more even.

Here are some pics of my Racing Brake calipers, the first one is the front caliper the second is the rear side-by-side with the OEM Brembo caliper. You can see how much beefier the RB calipers are, and the pads are vertically spring-loaded so they are in their tight, no movement or play. The pistons are also better placed for even distribution under braking.

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Here are the results of my first track day with the Racing Brake calipers and system, the pads are wearing very evenly, almost no perceptible taper.

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