Big brake kit worth it?

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Peg_Pulsar's picture

Winnipeg, MB

Mar 21, 2008
Big brake kit worth it?

Hey guys, i've been looking around lots lately about doing a break upgrade. I just daily drive my car.

My question is, is the Fast brakes front kit worth it? I'd just do the 4 piston 11" kit. I have 15 inch Konig rims on and i'm sure its a massive upgrade already anyways, and it will fit under my rims. This kit is $715 usd+ shipping.  This kit I shouldnt have to worry about doing anything with the master cylinder correct?

I also just replaced my rear pads and found that both pistons in the rear are extremely tight and i barely got them turned down enough to get the pads on, so they are at the end of their life. Is it worth it to do an upgrade/swap on the rears, or should i just get the g20 calipers and be done with it? All 4 rotors have seen better days so they need replacing as well. Am I right in thinking the nx2000 front rotors can be swapped on to the front? And as far as rear rotors, I need some other model and have them redrilled 4x100 (sentra spec V?)

Or is there a 4 corner kit that I haven't been able to find yet that just comes with everything and maybe that's the way to go?


Any input is appreciated, thanks!

Lynx's picture

London Ontario

Dec 23, 2009

if you daily drive, not worth it.  nx2000 rotors are the same, get a decent pad and they will stop great.  g20 calipers work in the rear on the opposite side.


If you want to go with the upgade I was able to do 11 inch rotors with j30 calipers and pt cruiser turbo rotors with some custom brackets and a few minor modifications.  The thread is on here somewhere.

For the rear brakes:  

1995 maxima 5x114 rear 278mm /aka 10.94" rotor redrilled

RAYBESTOS Part # 96511

or 2004 spec V brembo rear redrilled same rotor size except 4x114 , slightly safer on the redrill pattern 

CENTRIC Part # 12842082R
CENTRIC Part # 12842082L
RAYBESTOS Part # 980308
CENTRIC Part # 12042082

maxima rear caliper brackets, spaces the oem caliper back to the centerline of the car 12mm and further out out 10mm for the 20mm larger disk 40-80$ for caliper brackets
A-1 CARDONE Part # 141506  DORMAN Part # 619503  


Credit to Nick for the rear brakes info.

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Frank Ewald

Oct 23, 2010

I would agree with Lynx. Big brake kits are awesome if you're tracking the car, but for a daily driver it's overkill. I sent you a PM.


Pulsar666's picture


Jun 10, 2012

Get Hawk pads for a eagle talon non-turbo for the front aka hb213, they fit right in.

Upgrading the rear isn't worth it if you are not upgrading the front

bad gti-R's picture


Mar 29, 2008

What year talon

ZED_not_zee's picture

Really Noneyourbuis

May 11, 2008

I'm just going to say I love my wil wood kit from fast brakes it's been years and they still kill it.

Mine isn't bigger than yours.. I just like to drive

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Ryan Wolfe
Las Vegas, NV

Jul 6, 2016

How can you say it's not worth it? Any brake upgrade over stock is worth doing. The GTi-R has woefully inadequate front brakes for anything but daily driving. Track it once and watch how qucikly you fade them out.


I have the Fastbrakes 11" kit, and I love it. I may end up going to a 2 piece rotor though, for even more fade resistance.  Plus they just look awesome lol