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post #1 of 6 Old 02-02-2018, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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I am aware that or "first gen" calipers are crap and that the "nissin" calipers from the zx6r & zx14 are a direct swap, I have 2 questions. Would the calipers from a 2014 zx6r be a fit or does it have to be from a 2009-2010 yr model?
Also, regarding the rear caliper, would I have to purchase the zx6r caliper and bracket or would the rear caliper fit to my stock 2004 zx10r bracket ?
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Okay did some research and I'm going to replace the master cylinder with a 2011 zx6r's and calipers from a 2010 6r.
Still asking if the Rear caliper is replaced from the tokico to newer style "nissin" what parts etc are needed or would it be a direct fit to the OEM/factory bracket ?
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Most of us really don't mess with the rear brake calliper. Not a whole lot to gain there. I find the stock one on my Gen 2 to be plenty sufficient with good pads, though I don't use it for much other than panic stops.

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Most of us really don't mess with the rear brake calliper. Not a whole lot to gain there. I find the stock one on my Gen 2 to be plenty sufficient with good pads, though I don't use it for much other than panic stops.

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Yeah, what was posted above by evilaugust is pretty much the truth. The only real improvement to be had on the rear calipers is getting rid of the gold color on them. There's no functional improvement by them. The rear brake is designed to be soft and squishy so it is hard to lock-up so there's no good way to make it better. With the improvement the Nissin front calipers provide, the back brake will be useless since the rear end will be in the air when stopping!

If I remember correctly, they aren't a direct swap either. I thought the bolt spacing was different on the mount. Forget about the rear brake is my recommendation! But I'll see if I can dig up some old threads about it.

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With the improvement the Nissin front calipers provide, the back brake will be useless since the rear end will be in the air when stopping!
True story there. And I didn't mess with the master cylinder either. I'd say do the front caliper swap first before dicking around with the master cylinder and see how things feel.



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thank you everyone for the info, the replacing of the rear caliper was more so to be a visual match/cosmetic to match the front
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