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Installation of Infiniti G35 2004 / Nissan 350Z 2003-2009 4-Piston calipers on 1995-2008 Nissan Maxima (also fits Infiniti I35, Altima SE-R). They are 100% direct bolt-on with no custom brackets needed. There is no pad overhang. Overall, solid cost efficient setup.

This setup using the 6thgen 12.6″ which are easy to find and low cost. Additionally, no need for any custom brackets which is awesome. It’s almost like factory OEM.

Fitment:

  • 1995-1999: You will need to drill to expand the mounting holes either on the hub or caliper so they will accept the larger bolts. See this post here: https://www.my4dsc.com/how-to-install-2002-2003-5thgen-brakes-on-4thgen-maxima/
  • 2000-2003: For the 5thgen, you just need the calipers guides, rotors and pads. The existing mounting bolts, stock brake lines and banjo bolt work just fine. If you have SS lines, you will need the banjo bolt.
  • 2004-2008: Similar to 5thgen, except that you don’t need to purchase the rotors since you can use your existing ones.

Caliper Photos

Photos and Video below courtesy of Kirill Savin

This is the reason you need the guides. Otherwise pads will shift like the below:

5thgen Install

Infiniti I35 Install

6thgen Install

6thgen Rotor (Left) vs 5thgen Rotor (Right)

Below are the factory rim and tire specifications for Nissan 350z/370z models which are commonly installed on the 5thgen Nissan Maxima.

350z Touring V2

Front Wheels: 18×8 +30MM
Front Tires: 225/45/18
Weight: 24.4lbs

Rear Wheels: 18×8.5 +33MM
Rear Wheels: 245/45/18
Weight: 25.8lbs

2008 350Z

370z Base:

Front Wheels: 18×8 +43MM
Front Tires: 225/50/18
Weight:

Rear Wheels: 18×9 +15MM
Rear Wheels: 245/45/18
Weight:

 

370z Sport:

Front Wheels: 19×9 +47MM
Front Tires: 245/40/19
Weight:

Rear Wheels: 19×10 +30MM
Rear Wheels: 275/35/19
Weight:

370z NISMO

Front Wheels: 19×9.5 +40MM
Front Tires: 245/40/19
Weight:

Rear Wheels: 19×10.5 +23MM
Rear Wheels: 285/35/19
Weight:

Credit: Eddy

Always been a fan of Rays Engineering wheels on my Nissan Maxima’s. Below are the specs for my 1998 Nissan Maxima. My setup is full set of front wheels.

  • Wheels: 19×9.0 +47mm
  • Tires: 245/40/19
  • Spacers: Using a 10MM spacer on the front wheels due to clearance for Air Bag Struts.