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Old 07-17-2009, 04:17 AM   #18
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upgrading the brembos to.... brembos?
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:30 AM   #19
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Yes, I upgraded my 4 piston 2 piece Brembo's with a 14 inch one piece rotor to a 6 piston monoblock floating system with a 2 piece drilled rotor and stainless steel lines. This system is not made to stop the car better, though it very well might do that. Rather it is designed to eliminate brake fade in all driving situations, including road racing, and to give the brakes a much better feel all while allowing the driver to better control them in all driving conditions.

To everyone, I will have pics tonight, sorry, gotta wash the cars first I will post up pricing after I get out of my morning meetings. Thanks!
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why can't I live close to someone that want to "prototype" something with my car I love Free stuff but I feel this upgrade as not free.
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:09 PM   #22
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why can't I live close to someone that want to "prototype" something with my car I love Free stuff but I feel this upgrade as not free.
because if you do live in southern california, its a bitch to find a car. a vast majority of dealers had their allocations fill up long ago.
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I added the pricing info to the first post.
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:43 PM   #26
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Trick on cars with very good stock front brakes already is to keep the calipers from the front and move them to the rear with appropiately sized rotors.
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:01 PM   #27
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Yeah just like in the other thread. Still ridiculously over-priced and unnecessary upgrade for the street. The stock Brembos are fine. Add steel braided brake lines if you want a tighter feel to the brake pedal and the stock Brembos are more than good for the street.

For $7+k you can get a CAI, headers, exhaust, tune, custom rims and get much more bang for your buck.
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Yeah just like in the other thread. Still ridiculously over-priced and unnecessary upgrade for the street. The stock Brembos are fine. Add steel braided brake lines if you want a tighter feel to the brake pedal and the stock Brembos are more than good for the street.

For $7+k you can get a CAI, headers, exhaust, tune, custom rims and get much more bang for your buck.
Very true, but don't just think of the price. It isn't cheap, but then neither is the quality of these brakes. There are a lot of things different from this kit than the stock kit, they're not just bigger. And bigger as they are, they weigh the same or less than the stock kit too. Not all brakes are made the same, and just because they say Brembo, doesn't mean they're all just as good as all other Brembo's. This kit is designed for racing purposes. I'm not getting Pfadt coil-overs, sways and bushings because I plan to have the best handling car during my 6 mile trip to work!! The same reason I didn't put this brake kit on to have the best stopping car on the same trip. I do plan to do some autocrossing in this car, and when I do, I'll be ready

To Matt'sSS's point, that would be a pretty good idea to swap the front to the rear, I wonder if it would bolt right up though. If it doesn't then there's no point as the rear brakes are already pretty strong.
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I ordered mine December 2008, took seven months. It's worth the wait, take a deep breath. You will enjoy more when you get it.
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:55 PM   #31
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To Matt'sSS's point, that would be a pretty good idea to swap the front to the rear, I wonder if it would bolt right up though. If it doesn't then there's no point as the rear brakes are already pretty strong.
Not necessarily, but it's very easy to fab a bracket, if it's a common upgrade you can probably find shops that make them & sell them.

There's other less expensive tricks too... I think it was Baer that made a line of upgrades to larger quality hat & floating rotor setups by using brackets to move your caliper to the appropriate place. More surface area on the rotor helps too.
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Not necessarily, but it's very easy to fab a bracket, if it's a common upgrade you can probably find shops that make them & sell them.

There's other less expensive tricks too... I think it was Baer that made a line of upgrades to larger quality hat & floating rotor setups by using brackets to move your caliper to the appropriate place. More surface area on the rotor helps too.
Yea definitely. Surface area is probably one of the most important things about a good system. The only reason I said that if the front doesn't bolt right up to the rear that it might not be worth it is because in this case the front and rear calipers and rotors are so close in performance and specs that it might not be worth the time or effort to fabricate a bracket. If you had a system that had a 4 piston front and 2 piston rear then it would definitely be worth it. Either way I am very happy with this kit and I know I will be using it how it's meant to be used, maybe not to it's fullest capabilities, but definitely going to put it through its paces
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Just get 3 of your closest (& preferably shortest ) friends with you for a ride & brake check everyone to a dead stop at absolutely every opportunity you have!

Keep doing it till someone looses a contact! Just make sure no one has eaten anything all day or was binge drinking the night before

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