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Old 11-06-2007, 08:48 PM   #1
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Default Install Guide: Zero/Sports 6-Pot Brake Kit

Hello again from EDO Performance!

Today we have for you an installation guide for the Zero/Sports 6-Pot Brake Kit. It is being installed on a 2006 STi, but the procedure will be the same for any other compatible Subaru.

For when 4 piston brakes will just not do the job, Zero/Sports has developed a 6 Piston Brake Caliper Kit track use. Made of lightweight aluminum, the 6 Piston Brake kit will drastically increase braking power while substantially reducing the unsprung weight attached to the wheel hub. Each Zero/Sports 6 Piston Caliper weighs in at 7.5 pounds, thatís 2.5 pounds lighter than the 10 pound stock calipers.
The special heat dissipation characteristics of the Zero/Sports ZP-B brake pad make it possible to reach extremely high temperatures without losing braking efficiency. The Zero/Sports ZP-B Brake Pads included with this kit are made of an asbestos-free ceramic-metallic compound with an optimal friction coefficient of 0.70 at rotor temperatures of 830 degrees Celsius. It is recommended that you use Zero/Sports Sport, Circuit or ZP-B Brake Pads with this kit for your rear brakes.
This kit contains the brake calipers, brake pads, brake rotors, brake hoses, mounting brackets and bolts. This is everything you will need to install the caliper kit.

1. First, as with most installs, you need to get the car in the air. A lift or jackstands will work fine. Once you have the car up, remove the front wheel. The instructions will be for the drivers side, but can be repeated the same on the passengers side.



2. With the wheel off, itís time to disconnect the brake line. You will need a 10mm flare nut wrench to remove the hard brake line from the flexible brake line. Make sure you place a drip pan underneath the line as fluid will start coming out once the line is off. You can now remove the retaining clip from the mounting point with a pair of pliers of a flathead screwdriver.



3. With the flex line disconnected from the hard line you can now remove the old caliper. This is actually very simple, just remove the two 17mm bolts on the calipers bracket and you can pull the whole caliper right off.



4. To remove the brake rotor, take a firm grip on it and pull forward. If it wonít move, give it a few light taps on the back with a hammer to get it loose.



5. With the rotor off, attach one of the Zero/Sports caliper brackets using the holes in the hub that the original caliper was attached to. Use two of the shorter bolts included with the kit and two washers to secure it.



6. Place one of the new rotors on the hub and while holding in place, attach the new caliper to the rotor and secure it to the bracket using two long bolts and lock washers included with the kit.



7. Attach one end of the new brake line included with the kit to the caliper, and the other end to the hard line you disconnected the stock line from. Secure the rubber block on the brake line to the mounting point on the strut tower then replace the metal clip you removed earlier to secure the hard line to the bracket.

8. Repeat the steps to install the kit on the other side of the car then make sure to give the brakes a through bleeding.

If you would like to request an install guide for any of the other products we carry please fee free to contact us!


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Old 11-07-2007, 12:03 AM   #2
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thanks for the install guide.
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Old 11-07-2007, 02:30 AM   #3
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question

does zerosports offer a rear kit also?
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Old 11-07-2007, 02:52 AM   #4
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Yes indeed, Dave!

That would be ordered, as I'm out of stock on that one.

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Old 11-07-2007, 03:02 AM   #5
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how big are the pistons and rotors?

what kind of a bias change does it have on a wrx? or sti?
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:19 AM   #6
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How much do the rotors weigh?
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Old 11-07-2007, 08:05 PM   #7
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so Keivin is in cali edo now? i thought he was done
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Old 11-07-2007, 08:34 PM   #8
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I'll get the weights and such for you folks tomorrow. Been busy with Post-SEMA ordeals.

Different Kevin....

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Nice writeup.

Afew questions (not for me but for others):

Can you retain the OEM flex brake lines and use them with the new calipers or do you have to use the new one? (or does the OEM banjo bolt fit the zero/sport calipers?) Important because some people do end up stripping that 10mm nut that connects the flexline to the hardline.

Can you list torque values for the bolts and nuts that you need to work with? The most important ones are the bolts that connect the brake line to the caliper and the bleed screw valves (because it's a real bitch if you strip the threading in your expensive new calipers).

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Old 11-09-2007, 12:53 PM   #10
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Nice writeup.

Afew questions (not for me but for others):

Can you retain the OEM flex brake lines and use them with the new calipers or do you have to use the new one? (or does the OEM banjo bolt fit the zero/sport calipers?) Important because some people do end up stripping that 10mm nut that connects the flexline to the hardline.

Can you list torque values for the bolts and nuts that you need to work with? The most important ones are the bolts that connect the brake line to the caliper and the bleed screw valves (because it's a real bitch if you strip the threading in your expensive new calipers).


Nope, you need to use the line that comes with the caliper, the fitting that attaches to the caliper is different than stock.

The torque specs will be the same as the stock brakes (about 15 ft/lbs)

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I've heard most of the zero/sports brake parts are re-branded Endless stuff.

I've also heard that just putting on those front brakes makes for a huge increase in stopping distance. An RSX in the C&D shootout thing took what, an extra 40 feet (with R-comps) to stop from 70 over stock?
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:30 PM   #12
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I've heard most of the zero/sports brake parts are re-branded Endless stuff.

I've also heard that just putting on those front brakes makes for a huge increase in stopping distance. An RSX in the C&D shootout thing took what, an extra 40 feet (with R-comps) to stop from 70 over stock?
That was Project Mu:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1154081
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:01 PM   #13
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Oh right. Regardless, the lack of information about the piston areas etc makes me wary of all three.
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do zerosports use endless calipers? because those calipers look awfully similary
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