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Old 06-16-10, 02:59 PM   #61
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I read it somewhere the Nissan Z has a same paint color for the ISF's wheel.

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...On another note, why is there no paint code for the stock wheels? Is it some crazy ancient BBS Japanese secret or something?
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Old 06-16-10, 03:02 PM   #62
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I thought about ProjectMu and Carbotech and I went with a brand name one. I guess didn't work out too well

By the way, did you have Carbotech for the rears? I thought it has some issues with the fitting for the rears.

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Old 06-16-10, 03:04 PM   #63
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I thought about ProjectMu and Carbotech and I went with a brand name one. I guess didn't work out too well

By the way, did you have Carbotech for the rears? I thought it has some issues with the fitting for the rears.
yeah, i measured mine and sent them back...they sent me a good set, just haven't had time to put them on yet...
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Old 06-20-10, 09:44 PM   #64
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does hawk make the rear pads?
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^no, they don't yet.
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I thought about ProjectMu and Carbotech and I went with a brand name one. I guess didn't work out too well

By the way, did you have Carbotech for the rears? I thought it has some issues with the fitting for the rears.
That's pretty funny because Project Mu brakes are used by most of the top race teams in Japan. They are also used by the Rahal Letterman ALMS GT BMW's and I know of a few Sprint Cup NASCAR teams that actually buy Project Mu pads when they get them for free from other manufacturers.

Stoptech isn't as big of a brand name globally but they make a good product and have a few Rolex Grand Am cars and SCCA World Challenge cars using their BBK's. I use their BBK kit on my track car and they work flawlessly lap after lap sorry to hear you weren't happy with your pads. I use the Project Mu pads on my IS F and highly recommend them.
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Old 06-22-10, 11:11 AM   #67
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I have ProjectMu on my G35's rears and the pads produce the same amount of dusts as the front OE pads. I know it's not the same comparison but I most likely go back to OE.

The OE pads brake dusts are just insane but the performance during hot or cold, wet or dry is second to none, and much needed for a late "braker" like myself


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That's pretty funny because Project Mu brakes are used by most of the top race teams in Japan. They are also used by the Rahal Letterman ALMS GT BMW's and I know of a few Sprint Cup NASCAR teams that actually buy Project Mu pads when they get them for free from other manufacturers.

Stoptech isn't as big of a brand name globally but they make a good product and have a few Rolex Grand Am cars and SCCA World Challenge cars using their BBK's. I use their BBK kit on my track car and they work flawlessly lap after lap sorry to hear you weren't happy with your pads. I use the Project Mu pads on my IS F and highly recommend them.
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I have ProjectMu on my G35's rears and the pads produce the same amount of dusts as the front OE pads. I know it's not the same comparison but I most likely go back to OE.
Which compound are you using on the G35?

And yes you're right it's not really the same comparison .
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Old 06-22-10, 02:24 PM   #69
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ProjectMu NS (Street Performance).

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Which compound are you using on the G35?

And yes you're right it's not really the same comparison .
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So, after 20,000 miles, the independent repair person said "time for new brakes, everything, rotors and pads" How much? I ask. Please sit down for this, so I sit. 1300 bucks. Ouch, but hey, it's an ISF, so what you gonna do. So, not being happy with what he told me, I said I would consider my options, so I went shopping, and found this thread. I didn't see anyone with the Raybestos, but they were the cheapest, and figured, I am willing to lose the 250.00 bucks if they are crap.

I also opted for the Stop tech Street Performance pads, and got everything installed.

My impressions after a week with the setup is that it is good, perhaps great. BUT, the initial bite is not as hard as the OEMs. Mind you, that makes me a smoother driver I think. But overall, stopping power is on Par with the OEM setup.

We'll see how they hold up.
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So, after 20,000 miles, the independent repair person said "time for new brakes, everything, rotors and pads" How much? I ask. Please sit down for this, so I sit. 1300 bucks. Ouch, but hey, it's an ISF, so what you gonna do. So, not being happy with what he told me, I said I would consider my options, so I went shopping, and found this thread. I didn't see anyone with the Raybestos, but they were the cheapest, and figured, I am willing to lose the 250.00 bucks if they are crap.

I also opted for the Stop tech Street Performance pads, and got everything installed.

My impressions after a week with the setup is that it is good, perhaps great. BUT, the initial bite is not as hard as the OEMs. Mind you, that makes me a smoother driver I think. But overall, stopping power is on Par with the OEM setup.

We'll see how they hold up.

It has been over 3 months, can you tell us how the brakes are working out for you?

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so i guess OEM is the way to go for street stopping performance....?
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Well, my day is finally here. Dealer states I need new rotors and pads up front...cost would be $2400. My F has a little under 20k miles on her. The car does not shudder or or anything at all. Do you guys think I could get away with just resurfacing the rotors and replacing the pads with my own bought set, instead of the stealerships?
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That quote is just ridiculous, even for all 4 corners, let alone for 2 fronts. Anyway, you may be able putting in new pads without replacing the rotors at that mileage but the rotors thickness has to be greater than minimum specs. The installer should be able to tell you. Good luck.

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OEM brembo rotors and pads are $$$ so deal up charges even more. pretty common for them to do that. its like buying coolant from lexus opposed to toyota, your paying a good 5-10 bucks more.
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