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#4688040 - 03/07/18 08:11 PM Rear brake pads for my 300ZX
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 18150
Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
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?
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#4688058 - 03/07/18 08:27 PM Re: Rear brake pads for my 300ZX [Re: aquariuscsm]
d00df00d Offline


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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).
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#4688272 - 03/08/18 02:10 AM Re: Rear brake pads for my 300ZX [Re: aquariuscsm]
Chewie Offline


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If the OEMs are Akebono, I'd say stick with them.
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#4688278 - 03/08/18 02:55 AM Re: Rear brake pads for my 300ZX [Re: aquariuscsm]
The Critic Offline


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Nissan OE (not Akebono aftermarket) and a new shim kit.
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#4688280 - 03/08/18 03:12 AM Re: Rear brake pads for my 300ZX [Re: d00df00d]
Char Baby Offline


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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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#4688340 - 03/08/18 05:56 AM Re: Rear brake pads for my 300ZX [Re: aquariuscsm]
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You may well need new discs as well.

Claud.

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#4688375 - 03/08/18 06:56 AM Re: Rear brake pads for my 300ZX [Re: aquariuscsm]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
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Yeah Nissan oem is pretty much what I was thinking too.
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#4688670 - 03/08/18 12:01 PM Re: Rear brake pads for my 300ZX [Re: aquariuscsm]
nthach Offline


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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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#4688896 - 03/08/18 04:42 PM Re: Rear brake pads for my 300ZX [Re: aquariuscsm]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
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Loc: USA
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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#4688911 - 03/08/18 04:54 PM Re: Rear brake pads for my 300ZX [Re: slacktide_bitog]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
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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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#4688939 - 03/08/18 05:20 PM Re: Rear brake pads for my 300ZX [Re: aquariuscsm]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
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Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
Luckily calipers and rotors on this car are perfect.
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#4689439 - 03/09/18 09:23 AM Re: Rear brake pads for my 300ZX [Re: aquariuscsm]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 18150
Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
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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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
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#4689440 - 03/09/18 09:24 AM Re: Rear brake pads for my 300ZX [Re: aquariuscsm]
d00df00d Offline


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I still say OE.

You might be able to get them online for less.
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#4689466 - 03/09/18 10:01 AM Re: Rear brake pads for my 300ZX [Re: aquariuscsm]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
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Loc: CA
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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#4689520 - 03/09/18 11:07 AM Re: Rear brake pads for my 300ZX [Re: The Critic]
nthach Offline


Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 3887
Loc: California
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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