I think I will make a template or at least grab some measurements so anyone can check their wheels.NmexMAX wrote:I think it’s a great idea. I’m just curious how they’d fit behind ,my wheels since thy;re aftermarket.
They are the same connection, but the Akebono calipers need a slightly shorter banjo bolt, I picked them up for $2.5ea from Z1 motorsports.NmexMAX wrote:Questions though, are the brake lines the same connection from the Pathy to the new Calipers?
I couldn't find anything off the shelf, so these will be custom. Coleman Racing does a lot of custom brake parts for the circle track crowd and have pretty fair prices. The Pathfinder hat will be really simple. It's basically just a .307" flat disc drilled for our hub, wheel studs, and the rotor bolt pattern. Add a little machining to the back and it's done. Really simple piece. I think it will end up around $300 for the pair.NmexMAX wrote:Also, the rotor hats, were the difficult to find/source in our stupid bolt pattern
I hope we can clear up all the confusion. The V8 is different then the V6, they have a 320mm rotor vs 295.8mm on the V6. The calipers are different as well, 45mm pistons on V8 and 46mm on the V6 and different brackets. But, the spindles are the same, so they are all interchangeable. That means the V6 guys can get a small upgrade by getting V8 calipers and rotors.NmexMAX wrote:These Pathfinder’s aren’t well characterized. When I was looking for wheels, it was stated that the V8 version had larger rotors than the V6 versions, still not sure on that and I’ve seen V8 models state the rotor size option is the same for both models.
Your Maxima looks great, I bet it stops very well. It is really fun to dig through the parts bin and make a functional upgrade that doesn't cost a whole bunch!NmexMAX wrote:Custom brakes are sorta my thing
I believe you could grab a 3.69 from a 300zx TT for the rear, and then run a Titan 3.73 in the front. Although that spread is getting a little wide for high traction surfaces, it would likely be fine in low traction surfaces, which is probably the only time you use 4WD anyway. We run 3.90 gears in the rear and 3.92 in the front on Dodge Rams all the time with out issue.NmexMAX wrote: tVK has so much low end it doesn’t even flinch when trying to move this huge beast, and 3.36’s aren’t that low, wish I could find 4.10s. I took it to the dump one day and damn, she’s got some mass on her.
That is good information, it looks like the Euro Diesel and the USA V8 use the same rotors and calipers.labsy wrote:BTW...European Diesels also have 320mm rotors, but has smaller cylinders and pads:
CLZ31VD (Euro Diesel)
- Rotors: 320 x 28 mm
- Cylinders: 45,0 mm
- Pads: 130 × 42 × 11 mm
CLZ33VB (V6 Gas)
- Rotors: 296 x 28 mm
- Cylinders: 46,4 mm
- Pads: 140 × 47.8 × 11 mm