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Old 12-23-2018, 08:01 PM
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Does anyone have the Brembo 6 piston front calipers?

I am trying to justify the price of these Brembo 6 piston front calipers. They are about $1,000 less than a full BBK and I already have Z1 2pc. rotors. I hope someone has these and they can share what they think of them and if they are any wider than stock causing fitment issues with wheels.

I have an aftermarket set of rims with snow tires that are ridiculously close the the factory Akebono 4 piston front calipers already. I was hoping with smaller pistons that they might actually be narrower than the Akebonos.

https://conceptzperformance.com/brem...a2_p_31257.php

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I assume you searched the Tech and Review Brake & Suspension forums?
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Old 12-24-2018, 01:11 PM
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I assume you searched the Tech and Review Brake & Suspension forums?
I searched the entire forum going back 11 years and didn't see any reviews unless you know something I don't.
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No. I searched, too, and didn't find the info for which you were looking. Maybe my370z forums have something...
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Are these the same brakes that come with the camaro 1le package? You see where I'm going with this............

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FWIW I do believe the 6 pot brembos are narrower than the fat Akebonos, Concept Z might have templates for those???
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Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
No. I searched, too, and didn't find the info for which you were looking. Maybe my370z forums have something...
Damn.

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Are these the same brakes that come with the camaro 1le package? You see where I'm going with this............

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Hmmm... I wonder if they are any cheaper for the Camaro? Then again 1 in 1,00,000 odds that it is the same part number, but I like your style Jsolo.

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FWIW I do believe the 6 pot brembos are narrower than the fat Akebonos, Concept Z might have templates for those???
I will definitely be digging into this if I get serious, but man are they spendy. That would be great if you are right as my snow rims are dangerously close to the Akebonos.
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I just had another idea (to try to justify the high price)- Does anyone know if the front 4 piston Akebonos (and front rotors) can be mounted on the rear? I think this would help balance out the braking if I went with 6 piston calipers up front.
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Know? No. I strongly suspect, however, you'll need a custom bracket for the caliper.
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Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
Know? No. I strongly suspect, however, you'll need a custom bracket for the caliper.
That's what I figured. I wonder if anyone makes anything like that. I could install the pretty red Brembo 6 piston calipers up front, get my 4 piston Akebonos painted a similar shade of red and install them in the back. That would be nice. I'll have to take a closer look at the way they are mounted the next time I have the car in the air.
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You better also look into master cylinders. I would be highly surprised if the OE master cylinder can move that much fluid or has suitable proportioning.
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Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
You better also look into master cylinders. I would be highly surprised if the OE master cylinder can move that much fluid or has suitable proportioning.
I should be fine there. I have upgraded to a lot more serious brake kits in the past on oem master cylinders and never had a problem. Then again, I doubt I will end up finding a bracket to mount my front calipers in the back. It would still be a cool upgrade though.
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my snow rims are dangerously close to the Akebonos.
Whatever clearance you have is a fixed gap, but I hear what you're saying... it's unnerving.

So with that in mind, spend $25 on a pair of 2mm wheel spacers and call it a day. It's a fair trade-off for peace of mind.
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I'd say I have ~3/16" or so at the closest point between the calipers and snow rims. It did seem too close for comfort at first, but going on now many years with no issues.
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How thick is a fingernail? I have less clearance than that, but slightly more than a sheet of paper between the front caliper and my snow rims. I picked up some spacers and ran them for a while, but ultimately decided not to sacrifice wheel stud threads. Unless my wheel bearings go, I should be ok even though it is easily the tightest clearance I have ever seen on a car.
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