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    Default Brake caliper rebuild kit

    Noticed after today's track day that the dust boots on the pistons for the calipers are torn.


    Does anyone know know where to get rebuild kits? Or the part numbers so I can source them from a vendor?

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    I'm a few days away from installing this kit 99% sure it's correct.
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    I did install one front kit yesterday and it was correct

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    This is gold, thanks for the info!

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    Thank you for posting.

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    Sounds like Stillen is the place to go for AP Racing Parts. Does anyone have the P/N for front and rear Noble rotors. My original cross-drilled fronts worked well for ~15k miles including several trips to the track with DS3000 pads, but wear is a bit uneven, so I want to try slotteds. Want to check out Stillen's price if they do carry them for Nobles.

    From Chaper 12, page 3 of the 3rd edition Noble Installation Manual, front rotors are 13" by 1.185", need to be machined to 1.175", and min. thickness is 1.102". Have to admit this is the first time I've paid much time to thickness specs for rotors, but 0.073" (~2 mm) sounds like an exceedingly small wear tolerance. Do the Manual's specs sound right?

    It's tempting to start with original 1.185" if 1.102 really is the min thickness, but i have to defer to brake specialists.
    2007 M400, NUS 206

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    Found front rotor info on PistonHeads. AP Racing website has them in the racing applications section. Am working with Stillen to determine availability, price and wear tolerance. Will post results.

    From www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?ns=Noble&wiki=FAQ:

    AP330 Front Grooved Disc LH
    AP330 Front Grooved Disc RH

    These are genuine AP discs AP Part Number CP3580-1131/0-CR8 - usual retail price 253.28 inc VAT plus shipping each.
    CP2494-18 Bell fitting kit

    These discs are a straight swap for the standard discs and are an easy DIY fit.
    2007 M400, NUS 206

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    FWIW, I bought my grooved disks from Southwest Lotus Center in UK.

    http://www.thelotuscentreonline.co.u...nd_M400/Brakes
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    Thank you Jeff. Good to know.

    During an all-British cruise-in this morning, a Lotus owner shared his post-Brexit parts purchase experience. As you might expect with the current exchange rate, direct purchase prices from British suppliers are currently significantly lower than US supplier's prices for the same British parts.

    Bill
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    As you might expect with the current exchange rate, direct purchase prices from British suppliers are currently significantly lower than US supplier's prices for the same British parts.
    And it's even better now.

    I tried ordering the caliper rebuild kit from Stillen in JUNE. $225. They didn't have the parts in stock, so I waited patiently. Five months later, still nothing.
    So I checked in with a UK based company. They had them and could ship, $210 and I got them a week later.
    Then Stillen shot me an email saying the parts would be available come end of January, 2017.

    Bottom line, with the GBP being down, it's best to start sourcing all of your parts from the UK direct. Sure, shipping will cost a bit, but it's certainly cheaper than what US based companies are advertising.


    For example, a complete set of grooved front and rear rotors from Lotus Center: 722GBP, or at current exchange, that's $915 -- plus shipping. Hard to beat those prices. Almost worth buying a few sets.

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