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    All dust seals changed on the front calipers, no more sticking

    However....... on re-test it failed again, this time it was for the non locating brake pipe, the joint between rubber hose and copper pipe should seat in the strut bracket, however, as my calipers are moved down slightly due to bigger brake bracket, the copper pipe is to short, meaning the rubber hose rubs back and fore through the bracket, and i'm told will wear a hole over time. So i am having new pipes made and will fit these over the weekend.

    Just a shame this wasnt on the list after the 1st fail

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    Have you not got braided lines? Mine don't touch anywhere, but if they did, I'd just cable tie them.

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    Yes sir i do, but havent got them fitted yet, will do that this weekend too.

    Does, where your braided line connect to the copper pipe, locate into the bracket on the strut? i.e. at the connection? - Mine doesnt, which i'm told is a problem.

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    The braided line should connect to the hard pipe mounted to the body and the other end goes straight to the calliper. It should only be held in place by the bracket on the strut.

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    So there is no copper pipe at the caliper side? How does it connect to the caliper?

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    I just checked back on one of my tech guides and found a photo of what looks like a hard pipe connected to the calliper Must have completely forgotten that. Anyway, the entire thing is replaced

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    Update 16.10.07

    I have swapped over my Apex brake kit for R33 GTR Brembo's, only have the front on so far, this is what it looks like now -

    Old caliper in forground is much smaller, and alot heavier than Alloy brembo's behind -



    Old 310mm Disc's, Vs New 324mm (? - Stock GTR size) DBA Disc's



    Fitted -





    Sorry for the crappy pictures, they were taken on my phone.

    Attended a trackday on Friday, the Goodyear Eagle F1's didnt hold up to well, and after about 10 laps they needed a break as they began to go very soft/melt, which left a few scary moments -



    Here's an on track shot -



    Was a good day, the S15 performed brilliantly, showing up many Skylines, and even impressing the driver of an Ultima GTR, who commented how fast i had been when he was behind , although he did leave me standing on the straight.....


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    good photos there what track was that at?

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    i've got brembo's waiting to go on mine..... look good!

    out perform what you had on there already???

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    I love track-pics
    Nicely done with the Brembos. I would have repainted them while they where off though.

    I want brembos too

    You should try racing tyres. Huge difference compared to street tyres.
    And with the new GTR brakes in the front. You should be able to cope with the extra grip (perhaps).
    I would want a baffled oil sump before attempting racing tyres though.

    You should try to ride along with someone who has racing tyres. You will realize what real stopping power is
    Nissan GTR -09 Now with Cobb accessport stage 2

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