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THE BBK PiCTURE THREAD (Show off your BBK setup here)

Old 08-27-2006, 03:57 PM
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THE BBK PiCTURE THREAD (Show off your BBK setup here)

I know many guys are now running custom BBks. Two of the most common being Ford Mustang Cobra 13" Rotors with Q45/300ZX calipers or Nissan A34 Maxima rotors with 300ZX or stock calipers. This thread i am hoping that we can gather pictures of different setups and impressions. Also please state if your car has ABS or not.

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Your car Year/Model
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Impressions (i.e any loss in performance)
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Here you go.
Z32 TT calipers (aluminum) with 6th gen Blehm/Coleman 2pc rotors and Hawk HPS pads



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Here's my Set Up


2001 A33 AE











TTZ 4 Piston Calipers
Brembo X Drilled/ Slotted Rotors
Endless CCA Pads


I LOVE THESE BRAKES! They stop great! I will probably never go back to stock unless i'm selling my car.
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Originally Posted by irish44j
Here you go.
Z32 TT calipers (aluminum) with 6th gen OEM rotors and Hawk HPS pads

thoughts/impressions you can read here: http://forums.maxima.org/showthread.php?t=488864

Here's a pic, more in that thread:

Why didnt you get drilled and slotted rotors? They look sweet though!!
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[QUOTE=A33 VQ30DEK]Here's my Set Up


2001 A33 AE



Dude, I love your brakes. I bet they stop like a B*@^% huh!
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Originally Posted by Stillen Maxima
Why didnt you get drilled and slotted rotors? They look sweet though!!
1. I like my rotors strong, not cracking
2. Blanks provide better stopping power in street applications
3. With the price of pads for these things, slotted/drilled wear pads down too fast!
4. I personally like the smooth look, and don't really like the slotted/xd look. Some people do and that's fine, but I like smooth, shiny rotor personally
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01 AE 5spd
AP Racing 13.1" two piece rotor with cadmium plated hats
AP Racing 5200 series aluminum caliper with four sequential pistons
Ferodo pads
They haven't overheated yet
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damn i would so buy those brakes.. if i didn't already have some BBKs
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Old 08-29-2006, 07:52 AM
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Good ol'e 13" cobra rotor, 300zx 4 piston caliper deal. Polished that is.
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Originally Posted by Jeff92se
Good ol'e 13" cobra rotor, 300zx 4 piston caliper deal. Polished that is.

Polish FTL.
I must admit at first I was not too keen on the cobra rotor BBK but recently it has become much more appealing, seems like its the best bang for the buck giving the most for your dollar.

13" rotors FTW. I will personally be using q calipers because I feel that 4 piston calipers are over kill and probally will not clear my wheels.
I am also having Automax_95 redrill my rotors for Maxima wheel stud diameter and bolt pattern.

So my cost break down is
Q45 rebuilt calipers with new hardware- $200
Jeff92se BBk brackets and Hubcentric Rings- $90
Automax_95 RTP Zinc plated/Slotted Ford Mustang Cobra Rotors- $170
PBR/Axxis MM pads-$45
Brake Bolts-$10

So for basically under $600 i have a 13" bbk with 2 piston calipers that can compare to Stillens $1000 2 piston caliper kit.
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Yup. The 13" rotor w/ the Q or J calipers is a good choice. But polish FTL? You're crazy man.

Remember I also have 1" larger rotors in the back 3-gens get to upgrade to larger rear rotors very,very easy. I even sold brackets for the 3-gen. But no one really bought them. But for those that did, swore by them. For 4-gen+, you have to go to Matt
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Old 08-29-2006, 09:25 AM
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aluminum z32 caliper
crossdrilled a34 rotor
hawk hps pads

i love this setup!! definately big upgrade from the stock brakes. when stomping on the brakes you can feel a slight biased to the front but it is still a major upgrade from stock. definatly worth the money spent on them



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Originally Posted by Jeff92se
Yup. The 13" rotor w/ the Q or J calipers is a good choice. But polish FTL? You're crazy man.

Remember I also have 1" larger rotors in the back 3-gens get to upgrade to larger rear rotors very,very easy. I even sold brackets for the 3-gen. But no one really bought them. But for those that did, swore by them. For 4-gen+, you have to go to Matt
How do you manage to keep those things clean? Polished aluminum is hard enough to maintain in a show car engine bay. I remember helping a friend out with his hot rod, it took 3 guys all night with toothbrushes to get everything clean
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The polish was a DIY project. A pain BTW. So it was never show quality. But I sprayed some high temp clear over it. Held up pretty good for the time I had it. I think I had it this way for at least a year?

Here's a better pic:


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How do you manage to keep those things clean? Polished aluminum is hard enough to maintain in a show car engine bay. I remember helping a friend out with his hot rod, it took 3 guys all night with toothbrushes to get everything clean
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ahh, clear coat explains it I should have done that on mine, the brake dust is hard to clean off after awhile
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Blehmco kit.
RTP slotted rotors
1991 300zx calipers
Somepads from TireRack.
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Old 08-31-2006, 05:21 AM
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6th gen rotors and calipers courtesy of Irish and a few bucks...

This is by far the best "bang for your buck" with the price Irish sold them for!
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Those calipers with the Nissan lettering on them are badass! Where are you guys getting those?
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they're from the Z32 300zx...
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Here is my bbk.

It is Z32 TT Alum calipers
13 inch cobra rotors


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Originally Posted by irish44j
1. I like my rotors strong, not cracking
2. Blanks provide better stopping power in street applications
3. With the price of pads for these things, slotted/drilled wear pads down too fast!
4. I personally like the smooth look, and don't really like the slotted/xd look. Some people do and that's fine, but I like smooth, shiny rotor personally
I completely agree, I'm a big advocate of blank rotors. Wish I had the $$ (and the clearance) for some serious brakes, but I'm missing both.

Hey vsamoylov, niice looking bbk. It almost seems like the rotors were designed for your application, the caliper sweeps across almost the entire face of the rotor, as opposed to most cobra/Z32 setups where the innermost part of the rotor face goes untouched. The 2pc rotors look great man, what kind are they anyway?
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I think that's because he has a two piece design vs. the other ones that are a solid one-piece
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Exactly. I wish people would understand this

Anyone look at stock rotors? Even stock rotors aren't swept 100%. It just looks that way because the unswept parts eventually rust over

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I think that's because he has a two piece design vs. the other ones that are a solid one-piece
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Yes grinding the cast aluminum caliper for another 1 mm of pad contact.

Originally Posted by vsamoylov
rotors are 2 piece rotors from the 2003 mustang cobra. they are made by baer.
the comment on how the pad touches all of the surface is not because they are a 2 piece rotor. its is because the caliper was modified so that when the pads are installed they would touch all of the surface.
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I'd much rather have 1mm of pad overhang than grind 1-2-3 mm of brake caliper material (1mm for the over hang and 1-2 for clearances).

It's important to me not to sacrafice the strength of the caliper. IMHO.

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yeah so what and its actually more then 1 mm and it was still important for me that the whole pad would rub against the rotor
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AP Racing BBK (STILLEN)
Increased initial bite in braking (i.e. definitely no loss of performance)
No ABS



W/O rim
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Sorta like deleting your bbk setup when everyone guesses what you have type of reality?

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this is sad... not so much of grip on reality
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1999 GLE
13'' Cobra RTP zinc coated blanks
Q45 dual piston calipers (front)
Hawk HPS
My tires can't manage the stopping power...
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Originally Posted by Chunger
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18 x 8" OZ Superleggeras
AP Racing BBK (STILLEN)
Increased initial bite in braking (i.e. definitely no loss of performance)
No ABS



Click below for full size pic...

http://instructional1.calstatela.edu...ima/AP/AP2.JPG

wow chunger, you've had 3 different BBK's now
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no rear bbk pics?
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Originally Posted by Chunger
97 SE
18 x 8" OZ Superleggeras
AP Racing BBK (STILLEN)
Increased initial bite in braking (i.e. definitely no loss of performance)
No ABS



Click below for full size pic...

http://instructional1.calstatela.edu...ima/AP/AP2.JPG

i think i seen you driving around monterey park couple years ago.
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Originally Posted by A33 VQ30DEK
i think i seen you driving around monterey park couple years ago.
Yeah that's my home "turf", LOL. I may be relocating up to SF area soon, though.

Originally Posted by Larrio Motors
wow chunger, you've had 3 different BBK's now.
Hi Larry! This is my final BBK really.
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Originally Posted by Chunger
Yeah that's my home "turf", LOL. I may be relocating up to SF area soon, though.



Hi Larry! This is my final BBK really.

Hi Chung,

how do the ap's compare to the previous willwood kit's you've had?
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Hi Chung,

how do the ap's compare to the previous willwood kit's you've had?
A little less spongy brake feel (AP caliper is bigger and heavier so it's stiffer) and the piston sizes better suite the car than my last set (4 x 1.38") and the original Fastbrakes kit (1.38 and 1.75" sequential bore SL which flexed a lot). The AP calipers also have the outter dust seals which the Wilwoods did not.
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