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Way back in the day, racingbrake made a special pin pusher for the GT-R brakes. I had converted to RacingBrake calipers so it wasn’t as useful...

Until now....

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Oh look mom, dust seals that don’t disintegrate every track day...

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Wonder why? Oh yeah, that,

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Air....

But there is a downside.....

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Oh well . Can’t win them all.

Shawn
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Have to pull the calipers to swap pads, huh?
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Have to pull the calipers to swap pads, huh?

 

Yep.  But they're stiff as hell.  Oh, and God help me, Nissan did it wrong, BMW did it right.

 

TWO 14 mm nuts hold on the caliper to a removable ALUMINUM studs that are screwed into the aluminum upright.  So, if you bugger the threads putting on the caliper, you don't have to fix the upright, you just go buy a new stud that you thread into the upright.

 

And, threading the caliper onto studs that are sticking out of the upright is SOOO much easier than trying to hold the caliper and shoving a five inch bolt through the caliper into the upright.

 

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Maybe ARP could make a stud set with nuts to replace the hex head bolts on the GT-R caliper to match the setup on your M5. That would be very nice. Like replacing head bolts with head studs and nuts for a high performance motor.

 

Are you sure the studs are aluminum? Seems so unlikely to me. Ever put a magnet on those studs to confirm? I would make sense in a way as the studs would expand the same amount as the caliper if both were aluminum. But an aluminum stud just seems like it would be so weak.


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Maybe ARP could make a stud set with nuts to replace the hex head bolts on the GT-R caliper to match the setup on your M5. That would be very nice. Like replacing head bolts with head studs and nuts for a high performance motor.

 

Are you sure the studs are aluminum? Seems so unlikely to me. Ever put a magnet on those studs to confirm? I would make sense in a way as the studs would expand the same amount as the caliper if both were aluminum. But an aluminum stud just seems like it would be so weak.

 

A superb idea for the GT-R.  I couldn't believe how much easier it was.

 

Hmmm.  Good point.  just because that stud LOOKS aluminum doesn't mean it IS.  I'll lay magnet to it next time, but you can see the stud in my picture.  The shaft certainly looked aluminum.  It had that "frosting" that aluminum gets when it corrodes.  But I'll check.

 

Shawn


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Shaun my man , I know miss the GT-R still, but that one damm fine ride you got there always is good to here from you💯😀
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+1 always love hearing from you Shawn. I beat myself up daily that the RB I got from you aren't on the car yet. :-(
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Love those brake cooling duct outlets on the Bimmer. How could Nissan sell the GT-R for all these years with zero brake cooling is beyond me.


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Love those brake cooling duct outlets on the Bimmer. How could Nissan sell the GT-R for all these years with zero brake cooling is beyond me.


My X5 has exactly the same thing haha. BMW probably put them on the i3 as well!

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Geez Shawn.  Can you at least wait until my motor is done?


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+1 always love hearing from you Shawn. I beat myself up daily that the RB I got from you aren't on the car yet. :-(

 

Me too helix.  Get them on brother.  Do I have to come up there and help you?

 

Shawn


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Love those brake cooling duct outlets on the Bimmer. How could Nissan sell the GT-R for all these years with zero brake cooling is beyond me.

 

And is THE reason.  Honestly, THE biggest reason I didn't buy some newer used GT-R instead.  It's STUPID that this sled has STOCK pads that last SIX FULL TRACK DAYS and don't even get down to the wear sensors at VIR while making a top speed at VIR that topped my GT-R.  Six full track days on my GT-R with DTC-70's would have been either to the backing plate, or I'd probably have to had replace them either after day four or five.  Stock Nissan pads would have lasted two.

 

OH, and the M5's brake rotors are $370 a rotor.  Try finding that on the GT-R.

 

So, I still miss my GT-R.  But I don't miss ANY of the other problems.  NONE.  The M5 lasts lap after lap after lap with a stable oil temp of 255F, and the transmission doesn't go above that either.  Ever.  It's just more ready for the track out of the box.

 

I do miss all you guys, though.

 

Shawn


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