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Rear brake pads for my 300ZX #4688040
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My passenger side rear brakes are barely beginning to make a subtle grinding noise from about 5mph to a complete stop. Weather permitting (my house has no garage) I'm going to replace the pads. These are the original oem pads,and have never been replaced. What everyone's recommendation on pads? Would Nissan oem be the best?


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Pennzoil Platinum HM 10W30

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Always go OE unless there's a specific thing you want to improve (and a price you're willing to pay for that improvement).


2008 BMW M3 Sedan 6MT
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If the OEMs are Akebono, I'd say stick with them.


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Nissan OE (not Akebono aftermarket) and a new shim kit.


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Re: Rear brake pads for my 300ZX [Re: d00df00d] #4688280
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Originally Posted By: d00df00d
Always go OE unless there's a specific thing you want to improve (and a price you're willing to pay for that improvement).


I agree 100%
I tell people this all the time unless they don't want to pay dealer prices. Maybe you can find OE on Amazon or ebay. However, if you want to change a particular characteristic of the brakes then use something else.

I tell people the same with OE tires. If you like the way your vehicle is when new and don't want to mess anything up, buy the same tires unless they're not available.


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You may well need new discs as well.

Claud.

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Yeah Nissan oem is pretty much what I was thinking too.


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Pennzoil Platinum HM 10W30

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Nissan OEM. You can get away with Akebono aftermarket or PBR pads as well at the expense of noise and feel.

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Rock Auto has the OE pads for $25, and they are made by Advics. They are listed under the Beck/Arnley name, and the part number will start with 089- and the description will say "OE Pads"

The best rotors to get are EBC Premium rotors. Autoanything has the best price on EBC brakes, and if they lower the price or go on sale, they will refund you the difference, even up to a year later.

If you need calipers, get them at Napa because their calipers are coated to help stop rust.

Speed bleeders are awesome and make it very easy to change out the brake fluid

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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
Rock Auto has the OE pads for $25, and they are made by Advics. They are listed under the Beck/Arnley name, and the part number will start with 089- and the description will say "OE Pads"

The best rotors to get are EBC Premium rotors. Autoanything has the best price on EBC brakes, and if they lower the price or go on sale, they will refund you the difference, even up to a year later.

If you need calipers, get them at Napa because their calipers are coated to help stop rust.

Speed bleeders are awesome and make it very easy to change out the brake fluid


Advics doesn’t even make pads for Nissan. Nissan uses Hitachi and Akebono.


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Re: Rear brake pads for my 300ZX [Re: aquariuscsm] #4688939
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Luckily calipers and rotors on this car are perfect.


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Pennzoil Platinum HM 10W30

Re: Rear brake pads for my 300ZX [Re: aquariuscsm] #4689439
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I went by Nissan and they don't keep the pads in stock but can order them ($80 a pair). I know them over there really well and they told me to get Napa ceramic which are around $30 a pair and that I don't need to spend $80 on the oem ones,especially since they're the rear brakes.

What's everyone's opinion?


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Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Pennzoil Platinum HM 10W30

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I still say OE.

You might be able to get them online for less.


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Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
I know them over there really well and they told me to get Napa ceramic which are around $30 a pair and that I don't need to spend $80 on the oem ones,especially since they're the rear brakes.

What's everyone's opinion?


Baloney, the rears have less of an impact but they still matter.

You can probably buy the OE pads off eBay for a lot less money. If you want I can buy them and ship to you. Nissan is offering 35% off msrp to shops for fast moving parts right now.


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Originally Posted By: The Critic
Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
Rock Auto has the OE pads for $25, and they are made by Advics. They are listed under the Beck/Arnley name, and the part number will start with 089- and the description will say "OE Pads"

The best rotors to get are EBC Premium rotors. Autoanything has the best price on EBC brakes, and if they lower the price or go on sale, they will refund you the difference, even up to a year later.

If you need calipers, get them at Napa because their calipers are coated to help stop rust.

Speed bleeders are awesome and make it very easy to change out the brake fluid


Advics doesn’t even make pads for Nissan. Nissan uses Hitachi and Akebono.


The OEM calipers on the Z32s are Sumitomo - now Advics. Advics is a joint venture between Sumitomo, Denso and Aisin. The 4-pot non-Brembo calipers that Toyota, Nissan and Subaru uses are Sumitomo/Advics units.

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