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Is anyone else running the remanufactured OE Akebonos by Callahan? I bought a set unfinished I am working on. Waiting for Raybestos R-Line, S-Wave slotted rotors to come in. Yellow paint is in progress as well.

Here is a quick break-down of my rough pricing and components so far:

Callahan rebuilt Akebonos off Amazon: $340 Shipped
Powerstop Evolution Pads: (Included with above calipers)
Raybestos S-Wave Rotors from RockAuto $230 Shipped
Z1 OEM Banjo bolts & washers $30 Shipped
Paint & Supplies $30
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TOTAL $630

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Preview Photo with rotors:

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Added Custom-made Infiniti Performance Line Decals:
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Nice, looking forward to your progress. Planning to do a Z1/Akebono brake upgrade kit
with SS brake lines and 2 piece rotors, etc. for my 2020 RS AWD Q...but @ $1,600 for
the kit upgrade is going to have to wait till I save up for it.
 

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Nice, looking forward to your progress. Planning to do a Z1/Akebono brake upgrade kit
with SS brake lines and 2 piece rotors, etc. for my 2020 RS AWD Q...but @ $1,600 for
the kit upgrade is going to have to wait till I save up for it.
I'm confused. I get the SS brake lines and 2-piece rotors as an upgrade, but doesn't your RS already have the Akebono BBK?
 

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Nice, looking forward to your progress. Planning to do a Z1/Akebono brake upgrade kit
with SS brake lines and 2 piece rotors, etc. for my 2020 RS AWD Q...but @ $1,600 for
the kit upgrade is going to have to wait till I save up for it.
I have calipers, Z1 two piece brake rotors and SS lines, XP12/XP10 track pads in my garage in SW NH fyi.
 

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I'm confused. I get the SS brake lines and 2-piece rotors as an upgrade, but doesn't your RS already have the Akebono BBK?
His sig says he has a Premium.
 

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I'm confused. I get the SS brake lines and 2-piece rotors as an upgrade, but doesn't your RS already have the Akebono BBK?

The upgrade kit has the slotted light weight 2 piece rotors (front and back axles), upgraded pads, stainless steel braided brake lines, and Motul HP brake fluid.

I don't need the brake calipers because because I have the Red Sport 400 model Q50 in AWD configuration.
 

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The upgrade kit has the slotted light weight 2 piece rotors (front and back axles), upgraded pads, stainless steel braided brake lines, and Motul HP brake fluid.

I don't need the brake calipers because because I have the Red Sport 400 model Q50 in AWD configuration.
Ok, I see the kit now. Which pads are you going with?
 

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Nice, looking forward to your progress. Planning to do a Z1/Akebono brake upgrade kit
with SS brake lines and 2 piece rotors, etc. for my 2020 RS AWD Q...but @ $1,600 for
the kit upgrade is going to have to wait till I save up for it.
I know 2-piece rotors are awesome I just can't justify the price right now. I am debating going SS lines from z1 but Can't decide! RIght now, I am going "best bang for the buck kit"

Here is a quick break-down of my rough pricing and components so far:

Callahan rebuilt Akebonos: $340 Shipped
Powerstop Evolution Pads: (Included with above calipers)
Raybestos S-Wave Rotors $230 Shipped
Z1 OEM Banjo bolts & washers $30 Shipped
Paint & Supplies $30
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TOTAL $630
 

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Discussion Starter #10 (Edited)
BTW guys: The Raybestos S-Wave Slotted rotors are about 5lbs lighter than OEM blanks I'm pretty sure.

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There is no difference between Hybrid sport Vs regular sport rotors, right?
 

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I believe both Raybestos and ACDelco source it from the same supplier and they're about the same weight as OEM.
Interesting, I am not 100% sure, someone else running the Raybestos S-Wave told me that. So just going off hearsay.
 

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Interesting, I am not 100% sure, someone else running the Raybestos S-Wave told me that. So just going off hearsay.
I currently have that rotor on my Q but it's the ACDelco 18A2609SD. It's exactly the same as the Raybestos (front) model you posted above. Amazon lists weight for both models at 29.3lbs which is pretty much close to the figures I got when I weighed them. Only reason why I bought the ACDelco is the price (was exactly $50 each).
 

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John Candy I miss more. Uncle Buck is one of my favorites. I watch it a few times a year. "I keep a hatchet in my truck, want to see it?" 😂🤣😂
 

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John Candy I miss more. Uncle Buck is one of my favorites. I watch it a few times a year. "I keep a hatchet in my truck, want to see it?" 😂🤣😂

John, you'll love the movie "Father of the Year" in was released in 2018 featuring David Spade...
 
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