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Old 07-17-2016, 11:42 PM   #1
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So I'm wanting to upgrade front brakes on my d21. I've had toyota 5 lug hubs machined to fit the Nissan spindle and I'm wanting to use either the 300zx z32 or brembo Calipers from 2000-06 Sentra SER's. (From what I've read both directly bolt to Nissan spindle.) My question is what can I use for a rotor on the toyota hubs
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So I'm wanting to upgrade front brakes on my d21. I've had toyota 5 lug hubs machined to fit the Nissan spindle and I'm wanting to use either the 300zx z32 or brembo Calipers from 2000-06 Sentra SER's. (From what I've read both directly bolt to Nissan spindle.) My question is what can I use for a rotor on the toyota hubs
I have a similar dilemma. Hope to hear a response soon, or what rotor will bolt to the Toyota hub and work with my v6 calipers.
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Old 07-18-2016, 05:08 AM   #3
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I admit, your are in uncharted waters as far as I know. Here are some questions that might lead you down the right path (hopefully).

1. What size rotors came on the stock toyota hubs you got machined to fit?
2. What size rotors does either the Z32 or Brembo sentra mount to?
3. Does anyone make a toyota rotor that mounts to your hub the same size as the z32/sentra rotors?

Even if the answer to the above match up is there a toyota rotor that is the same size as the nissan "upgraded" rotor the mounts to your hub you need to be aware of the following:

1. Is the toyota rotor close to the same thickness, be pretty bad if you can open up the calipers enough to go over the rotor (I do not see this being an issue but wanted to point out it could happen).
2. The caliper mounting bolt holes might line up but not sure if the rotor will sit between the calipers if the offset for the rotor is different. If it is different might be able to modify how you mount the calipers to the spindle slightly but if its way off might not be possible (by modify I mean use different bolt lengths or possibly washers to adjust the offset).
3. I would make sure when the upgraded calipers are mounted there is enough room for the size rotor to fit, just because the calipers mount to it doesn't mean that they are spaced correctly on a nissan truck spindle to work.

If I happen to find a thread where it has been done I will link to it but honestly don't remember seeing one.
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I heard about some 35 dollar wilwood rotor option that works. But I can't find a link to it or how it mounts, anyone know or has a link?
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Found the link for the 35 dollar rotor http://www.wilwood.com/Rotors/RotorP...temno=160-0471
And here's the link to the hub selection http://www.wilwood.com/Hats/HatList.aspx, any idea of what hub works(too many numbers)
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:24 PM   #6
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I have been slowly working on this for the past few months but I think I have found a relatively easy cost effective way to get big brakes on a D21. I am not going to take full credit for this since I got the idea from Yota Tech and Toyota Minis, Toyota forums. But so far I feel that this is an excellent way to go.

I have 2" Nissan drop spindles and Toyota hubs machined to fit. I ditched the factory Toyota rotors. I pressed in new wheel studs that are approx 5 mm longer than stock. I had to shave a little material off the outer edge of the hub where the wheel mounts to clear the new rotors.

The rotors are 12.5" in diameter and are 1.18" thick with dual piston calipers. All factory off the shelf parts.

Only down side is that you have to make an adapter to mount the calipers. But with decent fab skills it hasn't been too difficult and so far this seems to be working at the moment. My truck is in the middle of a complete rebuild so I don't know how well these will perform in real life. However, the donor vehicle uses a master cylinder with the same bore size as the D21 so I don't anticipate any huge issues.

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Here is the difference between factory D21 and the new rotors


The adapter I made to mount the new caliper


Here it is complete. 2000 Ford Crown Victoria disc brakes on 84-95 Toyota hubs machined to fit Nissan drop spindles. As you can see the rotor dose not bolt on from the inside of the hub like the factory rotors. This is why I went to longer wheel studs. I will post part numbers for them later. The last thing I need to do is find brake lines with the correct ends to fit the truck.

When I found this it was fitted to a Toyota spindle. I don't know if the owner has decided to produce the adapters but he was willing to give a drawing with measurements to anyone that wanted to build their own if he is still on the forum. It was an old thread and most of the pics have been deleted but it is worth the read and I am not one to steal someone else's work so her are the links to where I got the idea. http://www.yotatech.com/f2/piecing-t...t-read-256838/

http://toyotaminis.com/forum/threads...f-parts.13760/
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:31 PM   #7
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The first pic didn't show up. But this is the factory rotor sitting on the new rotors.


Total investment so far is $95 for the rotors, $80 for the calipers -junk yard special, and roughly $50 for the wheel studs. Again I still need the correct brake lines.
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Old 09-02-2016, 12:01 AM   #8
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very nice. keep the thread updated. id bet that the guys who have done the V8 conversions might be interested in this mod if its cost effective.
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Old 09-02-2016, 03:51 AM   #9
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Wow thats alot more rotor.
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very nice. keep the thread updated. id bet that the guys who have done the V8 conversions might be interested in this mod if its cost effective.
I will keep this updated as this project progresses, however, this is going to be a long build. So anyone that wants to give this a try i would be willing to send anyone a drawing and any info.

This is where my truck sits so you can see it's going to be a while before I get to test the brakes.

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