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- -J30 (89-94) Maxima
- -A32 (95-99) Maxima
- -A33 / A33B (2000-2003) Maxima
- -A34 (2004-2008) Maxima
- -L31 (2002-2006) Altima
- Maybe more, the above vehicles are the ones I’m familiar with and I know for sure will work with the below directions.
This will work easily for 89-08 Maximas. Not sure on any other years, I will find out on other years some other time. This is a work in progress, should be finalized soon.
If you have an 89-01 Maxima Please follow these directions first:
Then go to step 2.
-05-06 350z / 05-06 G35 Sedan Dual Piston Brake Caliper, Bracket and Rotor (Rotor NOT needed on a 04-08 Maxima).
-02-08? Maxima Caliper Bolts
-Aviation Snips (Some type of sheers for cutting metal).
I’m not going to hold your hand through this one, just make it to the point where your car is safely on jack stands and you’re looking at this….
Step 1: Remove the unnecessary components. (If you’re a 89-01 skip to step 2)
-Disconnect your brake line
-Rotor (6th genners keep this on!!)
Keep track of your two caliper bracket to spindle bolts, YOU WILL NEED THIS! You can NOT use the bolts off of the G/Z they are tooooo long. If you’re swapping from a stock 4th gen setup, I suggest ordering these from Nissan. If not then goto your local hardware store and purchase replacement bolts (Will update with the correct size).
Step 2: Install Dual Piston Glory
-There has been confirmed fitment issues, I am working on a easy sure fire way around this. It looks like grinding down the calipers are needed to clear the rotors because of the bracket not moving it out far enough from the center of the hub. I will get around to putting this on a running car to see what is needed to get these on a Maxima, I really think not much is grinding is needed.
This is where you need your handy dandy shears for 4th/5th gens… Start snippin away at what comes close to contact with the rotor or control arm (have both wheels in the air and the steering wheel unlocked so you can check the clearance while turning the wheels). I have yet to fully test on a 6th gen spindle and their dust shield, I will on Monday. 6th gens and L31 Altimas shouldn’t need to modify their dust shield because they accommodate larger 12.6″ rotors already.
You may still need to continue to hack away at your dust shield. During this step it’d be wise to give the disc a good ol whirl around to check for any rubbing.
-Install Brake Pads
-Install the Dual Piston Caliper
-Re-install your brake lines
Make sure to check the rotation of the disc again. And you have to use the bolts for the 02-08 Maxima. The 3rd/4th Gen bolts will NOT work and the 350z/G35 bolts will NOT work.
After your done it should look like this:
Then proceed to step 3.
Step 3: Prepare for WAR!
-Bed in pads (you should be using new pads and rotors :squint:)
-Troll Q45/Z32 front brake owners 😎
-350z/G35 brembo’s will go on following the same procedure it takes to install them on non brembo 350z/g35s (Just replace the bracket/caliper/rotor!). If you’re a real baller you can get the Akibono (spelling?) Brakes and relocation kit for the 350z and do the same thing….. Remember, this is a game for ballers and only ballers can participate.
-I have yet to test this mod on the street!
-The dual piston pads use more sweeping area than the 300zx pads.
-It BARELY! Clears AE wheels on my 4th gen if you’re running the stock wheels I suggest getting a 5mm
spacer for safety sake.