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Old 01-27-2012, 07:28 PM   #1
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FC RX7 Brake Upgrade

I've been looking at different options to put some better stopping power on the E30 for some time now. I looked at the option of the Massive brake kit, Brembo, etc.

I finally ordered the parts to a different set-up from an "89 Turbo II FC RX7. This set-up was by the far the most cost effective. I purchased the slotted rotors, calipers(rebuilt), and the Hawk HPS pads from R1conceps.com. I pieced together my own adapter to go from our bubble flare to the RX7's inverted flare.

All together the package cost me $300.

The bracket DWG I used was from this site:
http://www.strathspey.co.uk/bb/phpBB...d15691e165d14c

Here's a picture of the parts and I'll post more when I install them on the E30
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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Are you getting your hubs machined down, or did you get the rotors turned out?
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:24 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info matt, let us know how they feel after you put them on

**edit: You should include shipping and taxes in your total total cost

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Old 01-27-2012, 11:42 PM   #4
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Rudy: I'm going to turn the rotors down and not modify the hub.

Voluted: That is a total cost. All orders are shipped free within the US. I used a holding service called www.kinek.com. They charge $10 a package and will hold it for 30 days. So I went to the outlet mall over there and on the way went to pick up my parts. $300 total cost. Maybe plus or minus $5.
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:55 AM   #5
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Can't tell from the pic, but do those rotors have the hat with all the holes in around the outside? I used OEM blank rotors for my setup, and although they have held up nicely to a full season of track abuse, I would still prefer a rotor with a solid hat. How much were those rotors?
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:53 AM   #6
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i also went this route i havent put much time on them yet. So far they are amazing tho. I went with hawk hps and theyre killing the vsxx's with dust
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:48 PM   #7
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Holy dude, can you link me where you bought these? I've gotta do brakes on my coupe and it was about that price for stock stuff.
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Can't tell from the pic, but do those rotors have the hat with all the holes in around the outside? I used OEM blank rotors for my setup, and although they have held up nicely to a full season of track abuse, I would still prefer a rotor with a solid hat. How much were those rotors?
Yes the rotors have the holes in the hat. I dont think you can get around that with the corrado rotors.

Maxbell: R1 has an online store, but the price will be $40 higher if you go through there. Go on ebay and message R1concepts for these parts and you'll save the money as well as get free shipping.
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Holy dude, can you link me where you bought these? I've gotta do brakes on my coupe and it was about that price for stock stuff.
Max, buy these from me, please. I have all the info to get everything else you need for a hugely baller setup.

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147201
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AHH YESSss... Hugely baller you say?! These do well to make coupe stop fastaa!



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your genius-fu is strong ^^

Has anyone ever heard of bolting any other calipers to the e30 strut, other than rx-7, willwood, or porsche? as in - stock caliper from another model or make with a combination of rotor? anything with a comparable bolt spacing on the caliper bracket? Maybe I'll make a separate thread...
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^seperate thread required lol. I will only say that the current crop of upgrades for the front are numerous enough, plentiful and proven so I really don't think its worth it to try and design something else. You can also use Corvette calipers (not sure which rotors go with them or how the calipers bolt on, but I've heard of it being done) and I heard of one guy on E30Zone who was using Alfa Romeo calipers.

I think that the rear brakes need more attention then the front. There are only 2 kits (that I know of) available for the rear (from IE and Massive) which cost in excess of $1000 and are huge. I wish there was an upgrade for the rears along the lines of the RX7 calipers for the front (say 2 piston, 10" vented rotor or something)
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I think that the rear brakes need more attention then the front. There are only 2 kits (that I know of) available for the rear (from IE and Massive) which cost in excess of $1000 and are huge. I wish there was an upgrade for the rears along the lines of the RX7 calipers for the front (say 2 piston, 10" vented rotor or something)
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I searched on google on what people were doing with the rears and some guy put on 2 POT nissan GTR calipers and an older supra rotor that were re-drilled to 4x100
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:05 PM   #15
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I've seen pics of a jaguar swap. Not sure where, and it was a long time ago.
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