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CTS-V calipers

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CTS-V calipers

Hey all,

Heard quite a bit about folks swapping CTS-V 6-pot calipers into their S13s for a stupidly low price but am yet to hear of anyone doing it to a Skyline. I was interested in some 4-pots for my GT so hit up a guy who does custom adaptors for the S and Z chassis (http://www.ctsvbrakeswap.com/nissan/), he claims the S13 style adaptors should fit the non-GTR model R34s at least. Anybody got any more info on this type of swap/heard about anyone who's done it?

Cheers

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It would seem silly to have to buy both adapters and the calipers that they suit from the US, no?  Or are these Cadillac calipers the same as some Holden/HSV ones?

Easier, there are Sumitomo 4-pot calipers that will just fall onto your car, at 310mm.

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Why would it be silly to buy both things from the US? If they are as cheap as people say they are (>$200 USD per caliper) then he would absolutely be better buying from the US.

This has already been discussed here mate

 

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GTSBoy, yeah apparently they're the same as the SS Redline's calipers we get here, though for whatever reason the prices don't quite seem to match up between the two.
iruvyouskyline, I did take a look at that thread, it being the only one on SAU to actually touch on the topic. Unfortunately nobody on that thread ever seemed to reach a definitive answer as to whether or not the calipers could be easily applied to our Skylines. Being a GT owner especially, nobody really bothers too much with my model, with good reason honestly. So I was mostly interested in the accuracy of the guy's statement when he said their S13 adaptors could be used on my GT. If not, f**k it, I'll grab a set of 4 pots from a 33 or something and save myself some headache. Just thought with the CTS-V's being newer and in a lot of ways cheaper it'd be worth bringing attention to.

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GTT brakes have 14mm bolts.  Do the 34NA brakes also use 14?  Or are they 12 like the earlier cars?  If 12 then I can't see any reason why you couldn't use any brake part intended for R32/3 or S13/4/5.  They're all basically the same dog at the hub level, number of wheel studs and different original rotor thicknesses notwithstanding.

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I've heard conflicting things, some people say 12, some say 14, others say the series 1 models had 12 while the series 2 had 14. Again, probably why nobody really bothers with these cars, way more info on the turbo models. I was reading a post about some guy fitting G35 calipers to his GT saying he had to drill the bolts out from 12 to 14 though so I'd say it's a safe bet they're 12mm. With the disks being considerably larger, would I have to flatten out the surrounding rim to accommodate the increase in width?

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What do you mean "the surrounding rim"?  Do you mean the stone shield behind the rotor?  If so, yes.  Any larger disc always requires cutting, straightening or removing the shields.

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Yeah sorry that is what I was talking about, cheers. So assuming I can confirm that the GT has 12mm bolts I might actually go ahead with this in the near future, I'll be sure to keep yall posted on the results. Cheers for the help fellas.

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I can assure you that definitive caliper bolt sizing for your car has been posted on this very forum.  I just can't be arsed finding it for you.

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Yeah that's fair mate. Only issue I see now is whether or not these things'll fit behind my new wheels, which is something I'll just have to get out a ruler for haha.

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