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I always post a question and then answer it myself.

Unless someone manufactures some kind of bracket, the Brembo will not work. The Frontier has the wider bolt spacing.
 

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After a quick NAPA search it appears we do not share the same brakes as the Z. Now, I am not sure if this is due to the calipers using different pistons in the Frontier as compared to the Z but it could be just that.

I think the best thing to do is to pick up a set of z calipers and take some measurements. I would assume the caliper brackets would be different but the calipers could be the same.

Have you tried to cross reference pads?

Okay, how the heck did you get those pdfs?
 

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Thank you sir.

Side Question: Where is a good place to go to find brake caliper specs like distance between the lugs and centric distance between lug pattern and caliper pad center?
 

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Is a 4X4 truly four wheel drive if both axles have open differentials?
what about that would make it not truly a 4wd? an open diff puts the same amount of tq to each wheel, but if it only takes 50 lbs ft of tq to make one wheel spin then the other wheel only gets 50 and sometimes thats wheel wont have the power to move but that doesn't mean its not being powered.
 

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no they are not the same... i already tried that :laugh:
 

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"what about that would make it not truly a 4wd? an open diff puts the same amount of tq to each wheel, but if it only takes 50 lbs ft of tq to make one wheel spin then the other wheel only gets 50 and sometimes that's wheel wont have the power to move but that doesn't mean its not being powered."

That comment was towards the Z71 thing.
True, they are being driven but not all 4 wheels can provide the available torque due the open diff.
If you have open diffs and no ABLS, lift a front and rear wheel off the ground and see if the vehicle moves. Power will follow the path of least resistance.
 

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"what about that would make it not truly a 4wd? an open diff puts the same amount of tq to each wheel, but if it only takes 50 lbs ft of tq to make one wheel spin then the other wheel only gets 50 and sometimes that's wheel wont have the power to move but that doesn't mean its not being powered."

That comment was towards the Z71 thing.
True, they are being driven but not all 4 wheels can provide the available torque due the open diff.
If you have open diffs and no ABLS, lift a front and rear wheel off the ground and see if the vehicle moves. Power will follow the path of least resistance.
we're getting a bit off topic i guess but the power is equal to both wheels on an axle, the reason you wont move with one of each in the air is because of how little power it takes to spin those wheels in the air, the same amount of power is being applied to the wheels on the ground which is obviously only enough power to spin a free wheel so you don't move. just because your not moving doesn't mean that the power isn't equally distributed. LSDs just force more tq to be applied by not allowing a wheel to just free spin without enough tq being applied to turn the other wheel as well. forcing a load on a free spinning wheel increases the amount of tq going to that wheel and and in turn an equal amount is given to the other
 
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