Nissan Silvia S15 Brake Install

Upgrading your Nissan Silvia S15’s brakes can not only make your car safer, but also improve its performance on the track or during spirited driving. In this article, we will go through the steps needed to install new brakes on your Nissan Silvia S15. Before starting, make sure you have all the necessary tools and parts.

Parts and Tools Needed

The following parts and tools are necessary for a brake install on the Nissan Silvia S15:

  • Brake pads
  • Brake rotors
  • Brake caliper rebuild kits (if needed)
  • Brake calipers
  • Brake fluid
  • Brake hardware (if needed)
  • Breaker bar
  • Jack and jack stands
  • Lug wrench
  • Ratchet and sockets
  • Screwdriver (flat and Phillips head)
  • Torque wrench

Steps for Installing New Brakes

1. Remove the Wheels and Old Brake Components

Start by jacking up your car and removing the wheels on which you will be installing new brakes. After the wheels have been removed, remove the old brake components like calipers and rotors that you will be upgrading. To remove the rotor, first remove the caliper, then remove the bracket, and then you can remove the rotor.

2. Install the New Brake Rotors

Before installing the new brake rotors, clean the hub surface with a wire brush or sandpaper to ensure that the rotor sits evenly. Once the hub is clean, you can install the new rotor. Make sure it sits flush and straight, then reinstall the caliper mounting bracket over the rotor.

3. Install the New Brake Pads

Before installing the new brake pads, ensure that the caliper is clean and free of debris. You may need to rebuild the calipers using a rebuild kit if the calipers are worn out. Rebuilding a caliper entails disassembling it, cleaning it, and replacing any worn or damaged parts. You can then reassemble it and install it back on the car. If your new brake pads have a wear sensor, make sure to install it in the same orientation as the old sensor, and connect it to the harness. Then, slide the new brake pads into the caliper and reattach the caliper to the caliper mounting bracket.

4. Bleed the Brakes

Once the new brakes are installed, you need to bleed the brakes to remove any air from the system. This will ensure that your brakes perform optimally. To bleed the brakes, start at the furthest brake caliper (right rear), then work your way to the closest (left front). Bleed each caliper in turn, and make sure that the brake fluid level in the master cylinder doesn’t drop too low. To do this, add brake fluid as needed.

5. Test Drive

After you have installed new brakes and bled the brakes, go for a test drive to ensure that everything is working correctly. Test the brakes at varying speeds and on different road surfaces to get a full understanding of their performance. If there are any issues, consult a mechanic immediately.


Installing new brakes is a great way to make your Nissan Silvia S15 safer and perform better on the track or during spirited driving. Follow these steps to upgrade your brakes successfully. Make sure you have all the necessary tools before starting and keep safety in mind throughout the process.


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