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Old 03-29-2012, 05:18 AM
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even if you didnt go through the metal it seems like you have shaved the metal too thin. i dont think you should be using shaved down brake components. sanded smooth is alright. they have a certain thickness for a reason. shaving them that thin may cause failure and and accident. IMO. just wait to get bigger rims so you wont have the clearance issue
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Good suggestion shawn.Wade I agree I think you should be patient and get larger wheels!
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Yah, I'll figure out what I want to do, Safety is important to me, thats why i wanted to do this. In time I will get back into finishing it. Thanks for fallowing my thread guys, one day I will bring this back from the dead lol.
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Yah, I'll figure out what I want to do, Safety is important to me, thats why i wanted to do this. In time I will get back into finishing it. Thanks for fallowing my thread guys, one day I will bring this back from the dead lol.
just take your time do it right and be safe
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Wade, here is my .02 cents worth here for you and anyone else that will listen. You can reduce your cost on this project by building what I call a "hybrid" caliper. You NEED the caliper bracket from the 2009 Maxima, BUT you can actually use the caliper from a 6th gen Maxima, or better yet, the Altima SER. The SER caliper has a nice flat face that is a good deal more attractive. They both also use the same 12.6" vented rotor. The SER calipers are still more expensive, however the 6th gen Maxima calipers can be bought for alot less. Again, you need the caliper bracket as the SER/ 6th gen Maxima bracket willl not fit your mounting locations on the knuckle. Besides the 4th gen Altima and the 7th gen Maxima have vastly superior designs on the caliper brackets. Pistons size is the same for all vehicles I have spoke of, its the brackets that are the difference.
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Wade, here is my .02 cents worth here for you and anyone else that will listen. You can reduce your cost on this project by building what I call a "hybrid" caliper. You NEED the caliper bracket from the 2009 Maxima, BUT you can actually use the caliper from a 6th gen Maxima, or better yet, the Altima SER. The SER caliper has a nice flat face that is a good deal more attractive. They both also use the same 12.6" vented rotor. The SER calipers are still more expensive, however the 6th gen Maxima calipers can be bought for alot less. Again, you need the caliper bracket as the SER/ 6th gen Maxima bracket willl not fit your mounting locations on the knuckle. Besides the 4th gen Altima and the 7th gen Maxima have vastly superior designs on the caliper brackets. Pistons size is the same for all vehicles I have spoke of, its the brackets that are the difference.
Thanks for the suggestion ! But that would mean I have to buy 4 calipers instead of 2 if I get you right . I am really budget restricted . Unless you would be willing to donate the calipers lol :P??? I am actually re-starting this project now though and getting the parts as I have enough saved ! I figured a solution for one of the clearance issues ! I am buying everything in the next day or so.
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Sometimes you can buy each of the parts separate and get a nice price for each....just have to be resourceful. , besides the only 6th gen calipers I have are the ones I powder coated Copper Metallic, and you dont wanna go grinding on them! lol

This is the part you would need from a 6th gen Maxima....

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Sometimes you can buy each of the parts separate and get a nice price for each....just have to be resourceful. , besides the only 6th gen calipers I have are the ones I powder coated Copper Metallic, and you dont wanna go grinding on them! lol
LOL!! I couldnt do that to your calipers . Would really like to have you powder coat mine though ! Ill look into your suggestion though, but idk if the pads would sit correctly !
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Pads should be exactly the same...iirc ONLY the bracket is different, and the major difference is the location of the mounting holes in the brackets...They are further out than the earlier 6th gen Max/SER. As far as powder coating, in due time, im sure. We'll talk later.....

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Some progress pics ! Getting this thing done!!

Got the rotors and had to see how they looked! N I LOVE IT!!!





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Rotor to wheel gap went from 1.25" +- to .75"+-. I love how they fill in the wheel, Now I have to wait for the new calipers, paint, and a few other things! GRRRR.. lol

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