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Date Registered: 12-2005
Location: Northern NSW
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I will get my vernier calipers out and measure my current discs. If they are the same diameter/dimensions as my DBA product catalogue, I will know the rotors are the same size...

Then I can check the brake pads for diff part numbers, etc.

If it turns out that the hubs/rotors/calipers are the same, I have a set of S14 200SX 4 piston calipers that might fit and make a VERY good caliper upgrade in combination with slotted rotors, while being reasonably cheap.


Yeah, I only recommend using slotted rotors. The cross drilled items have a lot of problems unless you go for the 4000/5000 series DBA rotors. Slotted make a noticeable difference in combination with good brake pads. Cross drilled rotors have a habit of cracking across the drill holes, which is covered under warranty but why bother.

Slotted rotors are also recommended for anyone towing caravans/trailers or for spirited performance driving emoticon

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My GT hub assembly appears to be the same as the QR25 X-Trail.

However, I currently have 2 different sets of Nissan 4 piston calipers that I am trial fitting to the hub. These are from the Nissan S14 200SX and the Z32 300ZX.

A few of the Pulsar guys are looking at using the brakes on our cars, so I will test the compatability with a standard x-trail while I have them off. I have a customer who was interested in my 350Z upgrade and has offered his car as guinea pig for the 4 piston x-trail test.

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Date Registered: 01-2006
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It's probaby a good time to raise this, but in Australia you will need to get an engineers report after fitting different brakes calipers. Even though they might improve your braking the "smart" coppers will defect you without a engineers ticket!

From memory, a engineers report for brake changes cost about $250.

Of course you could run the risk, but don't say I didn't warn you.

(From one who has been caught!!)
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Andrew,

How can they tell???

My calipers are red now (which is not standard) I hope they're not gonna pull me over and ask for this sertificate to be produced approving the colour change? emoticon

Is there a written law about this somewhere?

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Click here to see RTA guidelines for modifications requiring engineer's certificate

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Thanks Rich, my red calipers are "owner approved" then emoticon

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Jalal,

One of the lesser reasons I sold my WRX was the amount of times I got pulled over for "a routine inspection". I got fed up with the hassle, thus the Xtrail. Any mods I do now are going to be:
a. within the law and
b. not Bluey attracting.

I know the Exy won't attract the eyes of the law as much as a WRX, but they do still check. I got pulled over in my stock Falcon the other day for "a routine inspection". Go figure!
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AJ, you've got to avoid hot-spots like Brighton emoticon



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Fully agree with you Andrew.

I actually got pulled over in my exy by an RBT and they decided to do the full check, was given verbal notice about the washer nozzles with LED I have and got asked to turn them off. That was quite a while ago and I now have them hooked up to the fog lights.

I'm not sure how they can tell that the calipers are upgraded or standard? Do they carry a service manual for every car with them or something?

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Date Registered: 08-2005
Location: NEWCASTLE
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I have just asked a mate about his stainless steel braided brake lines with multicolour sheath that he supplies he says there the best and cheapest upgrade you can do. It might change pedal height but in time you become acoustom to it and you get better stopping power out of the same amount of force applied to the pedal as before the line change and there would be hundreds of ADR compliant places to do this across the state as the cable is ADR compliant and the machine that crimps them is a certified device and a pressure tester as well. In saying that Ive never had any problems with my brakes.
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