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  You are here: Home > Tech Tips > 350Z / G35 OE Caliper Big Brake Kit Installation

RacingBrake.com RacingBrake 350Z / G35 OE Caliper Big Brake Kit Installation
(Click photos to enlarge) Front Big Brake Kit
1. Jack up the car until wheels are off ground level.  Place safety jacks.
2. Remove the wheel, use two wheel nuts to hold the rotor to the hub.

 

3. Loosen up two caliper bracket bolts and put them aside. Remove the caliper and bracket and hang them with metal wire or use something to support the caliper, so that there is no tension on the brake hose.

 

4. Remove OE rotor from the hub. Try placing the big rotor on the hub. Bend or trim the dust shield as necessary, to avoid any interference as you install the bigger rotor.

 

5. Attach the big rotor to the hub and make sure to follow the correct direction of rotation (left or right per arrow mark) on the rotor.

 

6. Transfer the two caliper pin boots and clips from the OE bracket to the new bracket, and grease the two caliper pins

 

7. Assemble the OE caliper with the new bracket.

 

  If you are replacing stock brake lines with RacingBrake Stainless Steel lines made by Goodridge, then follow the next 5 steps.
A. Open up the kit, and inspect all the accessories.
B. Make sure the copper washers are used on both ends of the banjo fitting.
C. Connect the new stainless brake line to the hydraulic tube.
D. Secure the brake line with the bracket (aluminum with rubber insert) supplied in the hardware kit using the nut removed from the stock brake line. 

   Attached to the bolt underneath the strut.  Make sure you leave proper length for wheel movement.

E. This is a picture showing the banjo connection installed onto the stock caliper.
   
8. Install new pads in the caliper. If the brake pads you are installing come with shims, do not use the original brake shims. If they don't, then install the brake pads with original shims.   Make sure to support the caliper in order to avoid tension on the brake hose.

 

9. Re-install the caliper+bracket assembly by using the two original bracket bolts. Torque to OE specs.

 

  10. Bleed brake line if necessary.


Left-Front

11. Re-install wheel and torque wheel nuts to OE specs.

 

  12. Follow break in procedure

 

(Click photos to enlarge) Rear Big Brake Kit
1. Jack up the car until wheels are off of the ground.  Place safety jacks.
2. Remove the wheel. Use two wheel nuts to hold the rotor on the hub.

 

3. Loosen up two caliper bracket bolts and put them aside. Remove the caliper and bracket and hang them with metal wire or use something to support the caliper, so that there is no tension on the brake hose.

 

4. Remove the OE rotor from the hub. Try placing the big rotor on the hub.

 

5. Trim the dust shield along the edge to accommodate the big rotor.
6. Transfer the rubber plug for parking brake adjustment access from the old rotor to the new rotor. Attach big rotor to the hub, making sure to follow the correct direction of rotation (left or right per arrow mark) on the rotor.
7. Transfer the two caliper pin boots and clips from the OE bracket to the new bracket, and grease the two caliper pins.

 

8. Assemble the OE caliper with the new bracket.

 

9. Install new pads in the caliper. Make sure to support the caliper in order to avoid tension on the brake hose.

 

  10. Re-install the caliper+bracket assembly by using two original bracket bolts. Torque to OE specs.

 

  11. Bleed brake line, if necessary
  12. Re-adjust parking brake by removing the rubber plug (step 6) and adjusting with a screwdriver or brake spoon.

Left-Rear
13.  Re-install wheel and torque wheel nuts to OE specs.

 

  14. Follow break in procedure

 

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