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I didnt find much on the possibility of this, and I doubt there are many people left who have the experience to help, but Im curious.

Im going to need brake rotors soon (probably in the spring) so Im thinking about my options... I have finally settled on a direction for my car and upon deciding that I dont want to mess with the 5sfe much anymore and I dont want to do a swap (too much more money to invest in this old car) I think I am going to make my car and setup decent for autocross.

My k sport coilovers will arrive next week and along with that I want to have a nice brake setup. I dont however want anything over to top or too intense- big brake kits are nice, george, but theyre overkill for my application...

What I am wondering is:
1.how much bigger are the front brakes on the v6?
2. What pieces would be required to swap both the front and rear brakes on my i4 to V6?

I would of course plan on running some nice brembo rotors, Hawk pads, and stainless steel brake lines, but the rest of the parts are a mystery to me. Anyone else do this setup? thanks for the info/advice.

Damon
 

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Damon, Gino did this, and he knows it well. Another interesting tidbit. the Gen 3.5 V6 WITH ABS had 2 piston fron calipers. All the rest were one. So go with that. The V6's need a Min 15" rim, unlike the I4 which can take a 14".
 

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yea thats true haven't heard anything about this swap. Ohh and what spring rate did you go for? Personally I'm just going to get the k-sport coilovers and after that think long and hard to see if I should either swap to a v6 or go all out for the 3sgte either way power wise nothing till next year. I'm still 50/50 on the big brake kit but i'll probably just go the same route as you if somebody gives out good info on this swap for you. Ohh definately tell me how are the k-sports:).
 

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ohh yea aren't the powerslot rotors better than brembo's? I hear it's better to just get slotted rotors instead of drilled or drilled/slotted.
 

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felonyr301 said:
ohh yea aren't the powerslot rotors better than brembo's? I hear it's better to just get slotted rotors instead of drilled or drilled/slotted.

Yeah, but it also eats ur pads, haha. thats why I went with blanks.
 

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yeah I dont know rotors or anything for sure yet of course. Just wondering if anyone has a specific parts list or knows what some of the technicalities are of the swap. Thanks for the front caliper info, adam- that sounds interesting. Ill have to m or aim gino and see what he has to say.

I would have to get some 15" steelies for winter then and some new blizzaks, but it wouldnt be too hard to sell my snow tires and find some new ones. I wouldnt need to worry about that until next winter anyway, since Id probably so this swap this summer.

Keep the info coming, Id like this to be a good resource for people with the 5sfe that want a nicer brake setup without going to a BBK (for practical purposes)
 

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You'll need calipers, caliper relocation bracket, and rotors for the front. You won't feel much of a difference with the new V6 brakes (if any) and your stopping distance likely won't change much (it might get slightly worse since you've thrown your bias off towards the front a little bit, which you can compensate for with stickier tires that also bias the normal force towards the front under braking). Might help with fade a little bit though.

If you go with 15" steelies in the winter, keep in mind that the overall wheel diameter (with tire) for the 15" steelies equipped on V6's are larger than the 14" steelies with tire, so your speedo will be slightly off unless you get new tires to adjust for the I4 wheel diameter.
 

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yeah I know it will be off, Id buy new tires anyway ;)

Maybe I wont go with the v6 front brakes... Im not looking for crazy gains, but I figured it would help, and I think youre right- its help with fade. I just thought if I was going to convert the rear to disks I would look into v6 front brakes. I was also thinking about filling the gap in my enkeis a little bit, since it looks bad with the rear drums:eek:
 

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What the fuck do you need brakes for a stock 5sfe!? I mean that guy that put a stoptech kit actually stops worse because of it now :ugh3: ................


Its about time your gonna get on my level with the K-Sports, youll like those :) . As for the V6 front brake swap, youll probably just need the brackets and calipers and rotors and thats about it. Definatly do a rear disc swap, the pedal feel is alot better and higher. I think the V6 brakes will be fine for this application (autocross) and youll like them alot better than the brakes you have now, which suck dick.. i know, i had them :lol: .
 
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