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Old 05-03-2011, 02:54 PM   #1
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Excuse my dumbass-ness if this has already been asked but is it possible to change N/A brake calipers to the GTST ones on an R33 whithouth changing the hubs and all the other gubbings?

obviously would need larger disks in 4x114.3 rather than 5 and the brake lines would need changing, but are the carriers for GTS the same as a GTST? would it be a case of unbloting the old and on with the GTST ones? would be a quick and easy fix to piss poor brakes without having to change wheels and hubs as im not really interested in changing to 5 stud.

any answers greatly appreciated
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:02 PM   #2
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you have to redrill discs remove the sh+t plate and you need gtst brake pipes,discs,calipers ,pads
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:14 PM   #3
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comceptua can supply you with gtst discs drilled to 4 stud
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thanks chaps much appreciated!
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:32 PM   #5
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wheres wotton under hedge,if your local you can have a look at mine
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You sure your N/A brakes have been serviced properly? I.e. good pads, recent & decent brake fluid etc?

I have bog standard R33 N/A brakes and can lock the wheels up at any speed if I want to... The only reason I see for a gtst upgrade is due to the fact that they say "nissan" on the side! ;)

A gtst HUB upgrade to get access to all the gorgeous 5-stud wheels out there... that's another story.

The only upgrade I ended up actually doing was installing a brake cylinder stopper - which improved the pedal feel somewhat.
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r33 2.0 na are 250mm and r33 2.5 na are 280mm,whats yours,smaller the disc the more brake fade,its all down to what you use it for
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i have some R33 GTST calipers for sale if you want them?
alternatively i just picked up a new set of NA front discs and pads all round from conceptua, will update when i've fitted them.
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wotton under edge is just outside bristol mate, yeah the brakes are well looked after i.e pads discs and fluid but i just feel they could be better i know not essential but personal preferance.

i cant see it being to much of an issue if i can get gtst sized disc in 4 stud and calipers and the correct brake lines, all i really need to know is do the calipers fit straight on or do they need a new bracket to fit an N/A?

its an RB25DE spec1 by the way,

LTM, i hoping a friend of mine will be able to sort me out with some he has spare but if not i'll give you a shout.
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My n/a brake upgrade using parts from Conceptua Tuning...





Dont forget your spare wont fit over the bigger front calipers so if your not upgrading the rears you have to swap a wheel from the rear to the front then put the spare on the rear
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calipers they bolt straight on to the lugs,is your a type s gts or an ordinary one
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Type S???
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type s makes no difference to the brakes,but it has more power as standard
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dont know if mine is a type s but i dyno'd at 211bhp in october so it could be!
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i just picked up a new set of NA front discs and pads all round from conceptua, will update when i've fitted them.
just tried fitting them tonight. Discs fit fine But pads (EBC OE spec) have a slightly different (larger) lip and won't fit, it's close but 100% won't fit >
gonna have a look at a local motor factors in the morning as my R32 has essentially S13 running gear, see if i can match the pads i took off.
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