Drilled Brake Disc recommendation?

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Tekno
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Post by Tekno » Tue Aug 10, 2021 7:35 pm

Hi all, my brake discs are overcome with rust and I’m looking to swap them with some aftermarket discs drilled and grooved etc. Has anyone fitted any and could recommend? As far as I can see the choice is Black Diamond or Zimmerman? Any others? Any thoughts on either of these?

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Post by Buffy » Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:39 am

are the standard brakes not good enough
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Post by DaveBerlin » Wed Aug 11, 2021 12:13 pm

Tekno, if you do not mind may I ask the reason for your choice of going away from the Nissan Std.,is it to improve Braking Performance or just for the Looks ?
Attached are some comments and information on your question which might be worth a read - Dave 😉

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“In addition, slotted and drilled surfaces are better than plain discs at regulating temperature during braking. By channelling away the heat generated between the braking surfaces of disc and pad, they improve the performance of the entire braking system”.
“Unlike standard brake discs drilled discs offer more grip, allowing you to brake harder and faster. ... The addition of the holes in the disc increases the friction coefficient between the brake pads and the brake disc. This increase can be felt most during the initial phase of braking”.

Grooves or holes? - Professional Motor Mechanic : https://pmmonline.co.uk/article/grooves-or-holes/

5 Reasons You Should Buy Drilled Discs - CarParts4Less Blog : https://www.carparts4less.co.uk/blog/5- ... lled-discs
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Post by Tekno » Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:40 pm

Thanks guys, it is purely for looks as std are good enough for a 1.5 dci. I’ve always added small touches to my cars just to differentiate hopefully tastefully, from the next. More and more cars are coming from the factory now with drilled discs and coloured callipers.

Doing the same on my other car I was surprised that drilled were not much more than standard and they were fully coated so hopefully delaying the rust!

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Post by DaveBerlin » Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:06 pm

Tekno, do you mean this sort of thing ! After discussing this modification with the wife and getting the Nod I discussed it with the Service Mgr. & Sales Guy and they done the rest - Brake Strip Down, Clean, Spray Nissan Yellow, Re-Assemble with Nissan Centre Caps. IMHO it turned out pretty well, but it cost - Dave 👍😉
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After Modification :

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Post by Tekno » Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:41 pm

Yes but with drilled discs it adds further to the looks so when you’re due some new discs I’d recommend you find some drilled ones too. That looks nice mate. I’ll prob try doing the callipers myself with a brush will post a pic if it looks good haha!

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Post by gloucester » Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:30 am

Try different colours on each side?
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Post by Tekno » Sat Aug 14, 2021 10:36 pm

and the rears?

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Post by DaveBerlin » Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:25 am

Tekno, I am pretty sure I will never need new Discs due to the low mileage covered and changing vehicles, but good idea.
I am not sure if you have attempted painting the Discs before, I did try years ago and it was a Pain. You need to cover all the unwanted parts that do not need coloring with Tape and this is time consuming. Then comes the Hand Painting or Spray Painting ( Over Spray ) is a Big Problem it gets everywhere and a lot of masking is needed. These are just some comments, but give it a Go !
Even got Chinese Rental E-Scooters NUU in Berlin with Vented Discs 😋
Best of Luck let us know how it goes - Dave 👍

Just some nice examples :

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