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How can I tell what calipers my 2006 SE Off-road uses without pulling off wheels. also please advise which size and thickness of pads/rotors to use.
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You can measure the rotor diameter. If the rotor is one or the other the caliper will be the same make.

Bosch rotors are 320mm = 12.60in. (approx.)

Akebono rotors are 350mm = 13.78in. (approx.)

I have a Bosch sticker on the inside of my brake (on all four) which I can see by looking around the back side of my wheels.


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^ as Scot said... nissan was handy enough to put a little sticker on the inward facing side of the brakes for the BOSCH... not to sure if they did the same with the Akebono...

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Something you might want to look into is that 06's made later in the year use 07 braking system. so you might want to call the dealer and give your vin so they can tell you i found out the hard way.

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^the production month and year should be in the driver's side door jam (so no need to call dealer with vin, unless you have a good raport with your dealer).

If you give this date to the helpfull people at R1concepts then you will be golden!

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Thanks for all the info people!
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The bosch sticker doesn't mean you have the 320mm discs. My May/06 LE had the bosch sticker on all 4 shields but the 350mm front akebono discs. I would measure to be sure. It helps that the rear discs on all Madas are the smaller 320mm and you can compare your front discs to the back.

I have R1's with 23k and they are developing a pulse. Some other members are reporting similar issues. I liked them and great price...but just wanted you to know before you buy. When I bought from R1 they could not tell which size disc my '06 would have by the production date and assumed 320mm. They were great and replaced them without issues.


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Yes, you have to measure to be sure. It is also normal for rotors to develop a slight vibration after extended use. Rebed them and you should be good to go!


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marked. I had the same question earlier today
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