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Old 08-20-2011, 08:49 PM   #121
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Project looks great. I'm just curious do all your rotors sweep in the same direction cuz I thought with sweeping rotors they give you ones direction based for passenger & and driver side.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:53 PM   #122
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Good eye, they sent me two of the same rotor for the rear. I am awaiting a response from Rotora.



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Project looks great. I'm just curious do all your rotors sweep in the same direction cuz I thought with sweeping rotors they give you ones direction based for passenger & and driver side.
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:17 AM   #123
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Good eye, they sent me two of the same rotor for the rear. I am awaiting a response from Rotora.
Yeah I used 2 own a Probe & GT Wheels are directional based so I learned to pay attention to directional based parts lol What about the fronts? Are those jus switched around?
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:50 AM   #124
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Yeah I used 2 own a Probe & GT Wheels are directional based so I learned to pay attention to directional based parts lol What about the fronts? Are those jus switched around?
The Fronts are correct, the slotts are supposed to face forward. There is a lot of debate about this topic, as some say it really doesn't matter what direction they face. They may look batter facing the other way, however they were designed to face forward. I opted to follow Rotoras installation procedure, however in a street application, I would imagine you would never know the difference.
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:51 PM   #125
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I know it's been mentioned before but this is a great thread! Thank you for sharing your build with us...
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:20 PM   #126
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great thread. I can't wait to get my car back out of the shop so I can finally start doing some suspension work.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:40 PM   #127
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The Fronts are correct, the slotts are supposed to face forward. There is a lot of debate about this topic, as some say it really doesn't matter what direction they face. They may look batter facing the other way, however they were designed to face forward. I opted to follow Rotoras installation procedure, however in a street application, I would imagine you would never know the difference.
Hmmm maybe. After looking at this build I may consider going this deep once I swap my SR in. Depends on what the ride quality will be like. Once everything is in please let us know what your ride quality is like.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:45 PM   #128
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Truly great work, making me re-thing some things on my project

Question though, any reason you didn't just strip and re-plate your factory suspension hardware?
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:14 PM   #129
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Truly great work, making me re-thing some things on my project

Question though, any reason you didn't just strip and re-plate your factory suspension hardware?

Thanks for all the great comments guys, as it seems that this thread has served it's purpose already, even if only for encouragement.

As for the fasteners, I had considererd bead blasting all the OEM fasteners, and having them electro-plated. Zinc, cadmium, nickel all provide excellent corrosion resistance, and have a great finish. However, while searching for eccentric bolt lockouts, and finding BallerBolts, I could not resist their fastener setup.
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:56 AM   #130
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Gotcha. I think I might look into plating mine at home if that's possible, I think it is. Also, I need to get a powder coating setup, mind sharing your set up and process?
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:00 PM   #131
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As you pointed out before, the rear Rotora rotors were shipped to me incorrectly. Instead of shipping me left and right rotors, they sent two of the same, even though the numbers on the boxes were correct. The parts were ordered correctly through MAPerformance, however Rotora screwed up the packaging. Since I have last updated, I have been back and forth with Rotora trying to get this sorted out, and it seems they have no intentions of correcting their mistake. Since the rotors were purchased some time ago, they say they have no record of my purchase, even though they have confirmed the part numbers ordered with MAPerformance over the phone. Now I am forced to purchase another rotor, from the same company that refused to correct an obvious packaging error. I would not have added this information to a thread, however it is insulting to me.

Thanks again to everyone following along, and I will be posting more updates soon.



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Project looks great. I'm just curious do all your rotors sweep in the same direction cuz I thought with sweeping rotors they give you ones direction based for passenger & and driver side.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:02 AM   #132
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That sucks man. Sorry it turned out that way. I'm sure someone will buy that rotor from ya!
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:22 AM   #133
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Thanks dude, the whole situation really annoyed me. It is not so much about the money, as one rotor is not extraordinarily expensive, but the fact that they offered no help. I have dealt with a lot of companies while purchasing parts for different projects, and from what I have seen, the larger the company, the worse the customer service. Not that Full-Race or RIPS Racing are small companies, but their level of customer service is unmatched. Your speaking with people that want, respect, and appreciate your business, whether you bought a bumper sticker or a race prepped engine.

Unfortunately Scorpion34, I do not think some one is going to want to buy one rotor, unless they want a really cool ashtray


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That sucks man. Sorry it turned out that way. I'm sure someone will buy that rotor from ya!
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:37 PM   #134
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You never know what people on Craigslist will do is what I say lol Yeah I feel you on Customer Service. I've left quite a few companies due to their lack of service. Doesn't matter how good of a product you make, if you have poor service, your company is crap IMO.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:50 PM   #135
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Damn dude, looks very very nice great job.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:02 PM   #136
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soooo...how does it ride???
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:23 PM   #137
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soooo...how does it ride???
like a slice of butter. melting over a big'o pile of flapjacks... yeah.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:54 PM   #138
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like a slice of butter. melting over a big'o pile of flapjacks... yeah.
I'd like to hope so, but I am expecting a ride quality similar to a vacuum cleaner or a hand truck. Here in New Jersey, the only way to get a smooth ride, is to drive a hover-craft. To be honest, I have not had much time to work on the car lately, as I have been in school, and at the moment I am recovering from knee surgery. I will be posting some updates in the next few weeks, and the car will be on the ground. Thanks for sticking with the build
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:26 PM   #139
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What kind of ebrake setup are you planning on running
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What kind of ebrake setup are you planning on running

I am using a Z32 brake setup, it is covered in more detail earlier in the thread. However, there are a few things I left out, one of which is the handbrake cables. This is a commonly asked question, so I looked through the "archives", and found a few pictures from the installation.

The cables used were R33 Skyline cables, part numbers below. From what I understand there are other options, but I wanted the most factory solution possible.


I can only speak from my experience, but there were a few minor modifications needed to make the cables work. Aside from these small modifications, the cables install, just as factory cables do.

Unmodified cable....


After test fitting the cables, I found that the larger mounting bracket had no location to be mounted, so they were very simply removed.


After the larger brackets were removed, the smaller bracket was removed and moved down the cable so it can reach the mounting location on the subframe. This is simply done with a pair of pliers to bend the metal. I then cut the angled portion off so it could fit flat against the subframe. Sounds like a lot, but it is really simple.


In short, all you are doing is removing the big bracket and moving the small bracket to the proper location on the subframe.
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Thanks alot for this Doyle. This will really help when I do my Z32 spec rear brake swap. My R33 cables jus came in this week too.
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Damn thanks for the clarification with the cables. Now I can breath easy when I order stuff for my rear brake setup
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:33 PM   #144
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That's why I do it, glad I could help.
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Old 11-06-2011, 04:41 PM   #145
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Any updates??
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Old 11-06-2011, 04:56 PM   #147
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Thanks for bearing with me, the thread was "missing" for a while. I will try to post updates tomorrow.
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:24 PM   #148
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nice work on the suspension man. i remember when i changed out all of my bushings talk about a long PITA procedure lol
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:59 PM   #150
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updates please i just did my r33 cables also and i think they are a bit to close to my driveshaft since i have a beefy shaft lol
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